as the year comes to an end let us remember all the things that have happened this year. Buzz feed’s most powerful images of 2011
pictures are worth a thousand words
Members of the national security team receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House on May 1.
Firefighters of Ladder Company 4 — which lost seven men on 9/11 — perched together on their aerial ladder, watching a news bulletin in Times Square declaring that Osama bin Laden was dead on May 2.
Facebook played an extremely important role in the uprisings throughout the Middle East.
A demonstrator shows his bottom to riot police during a protest by European workers and trade union representatives to demand better job protection in the European Union countries in Brussels on March 24
84-year-old Dorli Rainey was pepper sprayed during a peaceful march in Seattle, Washington. She would have been thrown to the ground and trampled, but luckily a fellow protester and Iraq vet was there to save her. (Joshua Trujillo / seattlepi.com)
An aerial shot of the damage immediately following the Japanese tsunami.
A girl in isolation for radiation screening looks at her dog through a window in Nihonmatsu, Japan on March 14.