Year In Review: 25 Most Powerful Photos of 2011

Posted by on January 2, 2012

It’s that time of year again – time to reflect and look back over the past 12 months with nostalgia, thanksgiving, and good riddance. And while there is a place and time for words, as in our article on the top 25 most memorable quotes of 2011, in this post we are focusing on visual representations of our world, specifically the 25 most powerful photos of 2011.


An Irish traveler protests eviction while standing before a burning English barricade



American soldiers of the 159th Brigade protect their faces from rotorwash as wounded comrades are airlifted to safety

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Two men stand on the edge of their partially destroyed apartment in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince



Bathers gather at a hotspring in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality while attempting to set a world record

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Police pepper spray Occupy protesters on the University of California-Davis campus

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