In Pictures: 2011 in Review
December 29, 2011
This official White House photograph made available May 2, 2011 shows US President Barack Obama (2nd L) and Vice President Joe Biden (L), US Secretray of Defense Robert Gates (R) and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2nd R) along with members of the ???
A cloud of ash billowing from Puyehue volcano near Osorno in southern Chile, 870 km south of Santiago, on June 5, 2011. Puyehue volcano erupted for the first time in half a century on June 4, 2011, prompting evacuations for 3,500 people as it sent a cloud???
Somali refugees who recently crossed the border from Somalia into southern Ethiopia cluster between two food tents as they wait to be called to collect food aid at the Kobe refugee camp on July 19, 2011. Ethiopian authorities and non-governmental organiza???
In this file picture taken on October 12, 2011 Occupy Wall Street members stage a protest march near Wall Street in New York. The “Occupy Wall Street” movement's momentum has reached many similar protests across the US and the world. AFP PHOTO/Emmanue???
Steve Jobs, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., died after a long battle with cancer on October 5th 2011. In this photo he waves to the audience before unveiling the iCloud storage system at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 in San Francis???
Protesting Yemeni women burn their veils during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
In this Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service, thousands take part in a national memorial service for late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, in Kim Il Sung Square, in Pyo???
An Egyptian protester waves his national flag as tens of thousands gather for a demonstration at Cairo's Tahrir Square on April 8, 2011, two months after president Hosni Mubarak was ousted, to demand that former regime officials including the veteran stro???
Anti-government Bahrain women take part in a rally organised by al-Wefaq opposition group to protest for reforms in the village of Sitra, east of Manama, June 17, 2011.Thousand of Shi'ites Bahrainis took part in the rally which was the second rally held???
Whirlpools are seen following a tsunami and earthquake in Iwaki city, Fukushima Prefecture, in this March 11, 2011 Yomiuri file photo. Japan marked a month on Monday since the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands and created an ongoi???
This May 24, 2011 file photo shows the path of a powerful tornado in Joplin, Mo. Nature is pummelling the United States in 2011 with extremes. There have been more than 700 U.S. disaster and weather deaths. What's happening, say experts, is mostly random ???
Flowers, pictures and messages are left in tribute to late soul music and pop star Amy Winehouse, near the house in north London where her body was found the previous day, on July 24, 2011. Soon after the 27-year-old songstress's death was announced on Ju???
A woman cries while looking at the names inscribed at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial during tenth anniversary ceremonies at the site of the World Trade Center September 11, 2011, in New York, USA. EPA/JUSTIN LANE / POOL
Survivors of the Utoeya shooting massacre arrive to board boats to go to Utoeya island, 40 km (25 miles) northwest of Oslo August 20, 2011. Some 1,000 people are expected to visit the island on Saturday when survivors and their relatives go back ahead of ???
A Tunisian protester holding a baguette talks to riot policemen during a demonstration in Tunis on January 18, 2011. Riot police fired tear gas and clashed with protesters on January 18 at a small protest rally against Tunisia's new government in the cent???
MISURATA, LIBYA - APRIL 20: Rebel fighters carefully move into a building where they had trapped government loyalist troops during street fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misurata April 20, 2011 in Misurata, Libya. Rebel forces assaulted the downt???
Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare gestures to supporters as he walks on-stage to break his fast on the 13th day of his hunger strike at the Ram Lila grounds in New Delhi, on August 28, 2011. Indian hunger-striker Anna Hazare, who has led a campaign for???
A property is on fire near Reeves Corner in Croydon, south London, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. A wave of violence and looting raged across London and spread to three other major British cities on Tuesday, as authorities struggled to contain the country's worst???
In this Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy chat during a joint news conference at the G20 in Cannes, France. This photo is one of a series of ten selected Associated Press photos???
People wade through floodwaters during an evacuation from a flooded market in Bangkok October 24, 2011. More districts of Thailand's capital were on high alert on Monday with floods bearing down from northern Bangkok and authorities faced a race against t???
Shadows of Syrians are reflected on a giant poster showing President Bashar Assad, during a supporting rally in Damascus, Syria, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Syrian security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters after Friday prayers at several locati???