Here's a chart from one of the Italian dailies I picked up in Rome last August . It apparently plots the number of hectares of farmland that was burnt during various fires over time.
While the chart is clean and pleasing to the eye, it has a malformed time axis. In the side-by-side comparison shown below, you can see how the evenly-spaced time axis completely distorts the cadence of the data.
The bar chart requires proper spacing too to present the years in which no hectares were burnt by fires.