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12-11-2011, 12:07 PM #1
2011: The Year in Photos | Part 2 of 2A hooded youth walks past a burning vehicle in Hackney, on August 8, 2011 in London, England. Pockets of rioting and looting took place in various boroughs of London this evening, as well as in Birmingham, prompted by the initial rioting in Tottenham and then in Brixton on Sunday night. Disturbances broke out late on Saturday night in Tottenham and the surrounding area after the killing of Mark Duggan, 29 and a father-of-four, by armed police in an attempted arrest on August 4.
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A woman takes part in a ****Walk protest, in central Seoul, South Korea, on July 16, 2011. About 100 protesters, mostly women, attended the ****Walk protest march which became a movement of rallies around the world after a Toronto policeman suggested in January that women could avoid sexual assault by not dressing like a "****."
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Rebel fighters stomp on the head of a statue of Muammar Qaddafi inside the main compound in Bab al-Aziziya in Tripoli, Libya, on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Libyan rebels stormed Muammar Qaddafi's main military compound in Tripoli Tuesday after fierce fighting with forces loyal to his regime that rocked the capital as the longtime leader refused to surrender despite the stunning advances by opposition forces.
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Salem Hasam Ali, 62, a shop owner, cries while singing the pre-Qaddafi Libyan national anthem at the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya, late Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Hundreds of Libyan rebels stormed Muammar Qaddafi's compound Tuesday, charging wildly through the symbolic heart of the crumbling regime as they killed loyalist troops, looted armories and knocked the head off a statue of the besieged dictator.
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Burnt bodies lie in a warehouse in Tripoli, Libya, on August 27, 2011. Up to 150 people were found dead, 53 bodies were burnt in a warehouse in the last few days. The victims are believed to be Libyan civilians arrested by pro-Qaddafi loyalists for interrogation. As the Libyan rebel forces were advancing, the pro-Qaddafi forces acted to cover up the bodies of the people they were interrogating, they threw grenades into the warehouse and then set fire to tires inside to cover up the bodies, locals said.
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Riot police stand covered with paint thrown by demonstrators trying to reach La Moneda presidential palace on the second day of a national strike in Santiago, Chile, Thursday August 25, 2011. Chileans marched Thursday, demanding profound changes in the country's heavily centralized and privatized form of government.
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In this television frame grab from KIMT in Mason City, Iowa, slain Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson's dog Hawkeye lays next to his casket during funeral services in Rockford, Iowa, on August 19, 2011. Tumilson, age 35, was one of 30 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan on August 6 when their helicopter was shot down during a mission to help fellow troops who had come under fire.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters march and hold signs in New York City on September 17, 2011. Frustrated protesters had been speaking out against corporate greed and social inequality on and near Wall Street for the previous two weeks, further sparking a protest movement that spread across the world. Original here.
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A worker prepares rappelling lines at the top of the Washington Monument as inspections to the structure begin on September 27, 2011. Engineers planned to rappel down the 555-foot (170-meter) Washington Monument to assess damage from a rare 5.8-magnitude earthquake and storms that struck the U.S. capital in August.
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A P-51 Mustang airplane crashes into the edge of the grandstands at the Reno Air show on September 16, 2011, in Reno, Nevada. The World War II-era fighter plane flown by a veteran Hollywood stunt pilot Jimmy Leeward plunged Friday into the edge of the grandstands during the popular air race creating a horrific scene strewn with smoking debris. Eleven people were killed, including Leeward, and at least 74 were hurt.
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Spain's bullfighter Jose Tomas performs at the Monumental bullring in Barcelona, Spain, on September 25, 2011. On that day, Spain's powerful northeastern region of Catalonia bid farewell to the country's emblematic tradition of bullfighting with a final bash at the Barcelona bullring before a ban took effect.
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A Pakistani woman displaced by the floods walks along a flooded road holding an axe to cut wood, in Digri district near Hyderabad, Pakistan, on September 19, 2011. The United Nations appealed for $357 million Sunday to help millions of Pakistanis affected by floods that have damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and destroyed millions of acres of crops.
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A Russian Soyuz TMA-21 space capsule descends about 150 km south-east of the Kazakh town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on September 16, 2011. NASA Astronaut Ron Garan and Russian Cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyayev returned from more than five months onboard the International Space Station, where they served as members of the Expedition 27 and 28 crews. As the Space Shuttle program was shut down earlier in the year, NASA astronauts will now have to rely on Russian rockets to ferry them into orbit, until a new manned U.S. space program is ready, possibly by 2019.
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U.S. Marine dog handler Sgt. Mark Behl, left, of the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force K9 unit, and another Marine, perform first aid on U.S. Military working dog Drak, after he was wounded in a bomb attack, in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan on September 8, 2011. Drak's own handler, Sgt Kenneth A. Fischer, was also wounded in the bomb attack, which also killed several civilians. Both Fischer and Drak were flown out of the country for surgery and recovery. Eventually, in line with military custom, Fischer will adopt Drak and take him home.
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Sgt. 1st Class Justin Hathaway braves a sandstorm after leaving the 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Iraq and U.S. Forces-Iraq Provost Marshal Office at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, on September 27, 2011. American troops are scheduled to completely withdraw from Iraq by the end of this year, after nearly nine years of occupation.
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A seemingly intoxicated moose is discovered entangled in an apple tree in Goteborg, Sweden late Tuesday September 6 2011. Per Johansson, 45, says he heard a roar from his vacationing neighbor's garden in southwestern Sweden late Tuesday and went to have a look. There, he found a female moose kicking about in the tree. The animal was likely drunk from eating fermented apples.
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In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and provided by Shaam News Network, Anti-Syrian President Bashar Assad protesters, shout slogans as they protest at al-kessour area, in Homs province, Syria, on September 29, 2011. Angry supporters of President Bashar Assad's regime hurled tomatoes and eggs at the U.S. ambassador to Syria as he entered the office of a leading opposition figure and then tried to break into the building, trapping him inside for three hours. The Arab Spring reached Syria in March, but protesters met stiff resistance as Assad's troops launched deadly attacks, even using tanks to fire on residential areas. Broad restrictions on press coverage have made reporting from Syria extremely difficult throughout the year.
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Anti-Qaddafi fighters fire a rocket launcher near Sirte, Libya, one of Muammar Qaddafi's last remaining strongholds, on September 24, 2011. Libyan provisional government forces backed by NATO warplanes swarmed into the city of Sirte on Saturday but weathered heavy sniper fire as they tried to win control of the city.
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A picture of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung decorates a building in the capital Pyongyang, early October 5, 2011. North Korea appeared to make small, tightly-controlled steps toward the West in 2011, including an agreement with the Associated Press to set up the first permanent text and photo bureau operated by a Western news organization in the capital of Pyongyang.
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A protester's face is cleaned after he was pepper-sprayed by police at the Occupy Denver camp on October 29, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Following a march by protesters, police tried to tear down some newly-erected tents at the encampment and and a melee ensued. Police detained about a half dozen people and pepper-sprayed others before calling for reinforcements.
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Rescue workers carry Azra Karaduman, a two-week-old baby girl, from a collapsed building in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, on October 25, 2011. The baby was rescued alive from the rubble of a collapsed building on Tuesday, 46 hours after an earthquake struck southeast Turkey, a Reuters Television journalist said. Her mother, Semiha, who was also rescued, had been clasping her daughter to her chest.
Bloodied Former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi is seen in this still image taken from video footage in Sirte, Libya, on October 20, 2011. Qaddafi was killed as Libya's new leaders declared they had overrun the last bastion of his long rule, sparking wild celebrations that eight months of war was finally over. NATO aircraft had fired on a convoy of vehicles carrying Qaddafi and other loyalists, damaging and destroying several vehicles. Qaddafi escaped the airstrike, but was soon captured alive by rebel forces on the ground, who found him hiding in a drainage pipe. Multiple videos and photos showed the former dictator bleeding and being roughly handled. Shortly after, he was dead - the exact circumstance of his death remains uncertain. His body was put on display for the public to view in a freezer in Misrata for several days afterward. He was then buried in an undisclosed location in the desert.
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The race car of driver Will Power (left) goes airborne during a multiple-car crash at the IZOD IndyCar World Championship race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 16, 2011. The motor racing world was left reeling from the death of time-two Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon, who was killed in the crash, as the season-ending celebration turned to disaster.
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Following the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on October 5th, Hong Kong design student Jonathan Mak poses with a symbol he designed in tribute, on October 6, 2011. Nineteen-year-old Mak's poignant tribute to Apple founder Steve Jobs became an internet hit with its minimalist, touching symbolism and brought a job offer and a flood of commemorative merchandise using his design.
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Scott Olsen, an Iraq War veteran, and part of the Occupy Wall Street movement, is carried away by fellow protesters after Olsen was hit by a tear gas canister shot by the Police, near the Oakland City Hall, on October 25, 2011 in California. After initially being listed in critical condition, Olsen was released in November, but is still recovering from a brain injury that has affected his speech.
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A mask-wearing protester uses his laptop computer in the Occupy LSX camp outside St Paul's Cathedral, ahead of a demonstration against higher tuition fees and privatization in universities on November 9, 2011 in London, England. Around 4,000 police officers were on duty and were allowed to deploy baton rounds if needed.
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John Pike, a University of California Davis police officer, pepper-sprays students during their sit-in at an Occupy UCD demonstration in Davis, California, on November 18, 2011. UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi apologized to jeering students on November 21 for police use of pepper spray against campus protesters in a standoff captured by video and widely replayed on television and the Internet. Faculty and student critics of Friday's confrontation, some of whom demanded the chancellor's resignation, said it had damaged the school's image and the climate for free expression at the university.
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Ocean waves stained red with blood crash ashore as inhabitants of the Faroe Islands catch and slaughter pilot whales (Globicephala melaena) during the traditional "Grindadrap" (whale hunting in Faroese) near the capital Torshavn, on November 22, 2011. The Faroese are descendents of Vikings, and pilot whales have been a central part of their diet for more than 1,000 years. They crowd the animals into a bay and kill them. "Grindadrap" whaling is not done for commercial purposes, the meat can not be sold and is divided evenly between members of the local community.
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A couple embraces as soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division are greeted by family, friends and loved ones at their redeployment ceremony at Wheeler Gulch, Wheeler Army Airfield in Wahiawa, Hawaii, on December 6, 2011. U.S. forces are withdrawing from Iraq after an eight year presence in the country and communities in Hawaii are welcoming soldiers home.
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Anti-government protesters wave Bahraini flags and gesture as they participate in a rally and march that drew tens of thousands to Maqsha, Bahrain, just outside the capital of Manama, on November 25, 2011. Participants in the rally, organized by several opposition societies, waved Bahraini flags along with those of Arab spring countries Syria, Yemen, Jordan, Tunisia and Egypt, while calling for the fall of the Bahraini government, freedom for prisoners and democracy in the Gulf island kingdom.
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A Buddha head in the roots of a Bodhi tree is partially submerged by floodwaters in the ruins of Wat Mahathat temple in Thailand's ancient capital, Ayutthaya, on November 6, 2011. The floods in Thailand began in July and devastated large parts of the central Chao Phraya river basin, killed more than 650 people and disrupted the lives of millions.
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Vehicles are submerged at the Honda factory in Ayutthaya province, on November 14, 2011. Clean-up work was underway at four industrial estates in Thailand's central Ayutthaya province as water has receded after devastating floods, and some factories were already back at work, officials said.
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A black rhino is transported by helicopter in South Africa. The seventh black rhino population established by the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project was released after an epic trip across the country. Nineteen of the critically endangered animals were moved from the Eastern Cape to a new location in Limpopo province.
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A protester carries stones to throw during clashes with Egyptian riot police near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, on November 21, 2011, months after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. Security forces fired tear gas and clashed Monday with several thousand protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square in the third straight day of violence that has killed more than two dozen people and has turned into the most sustained challenge yet to the rule of Egypt's military.
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02-19-2012, 09:47 AM #4
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some pictures are very horrible..
02-24-2012, 01:00 AM #5
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Beautiful pictures amazing thanks for sharing...
02-25-2012, 05:21 AM #6
awesome as part 1
beautiful n also cruel world