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Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012

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Reuters – Best photos of 2011

Wednesday, 07 Dec 2011

A volunteer cleans a family photo that was washed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami as baby photos are placed to dry at a volunteer center in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, April 12, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Oh, it’s now coming up to that time of the year where damn near everyone online is creating ‘best of’ lists to both round out the year and take a break before the next one comes hurtling along; and I’d say they’re well justified in that. 2011 has been on helluva real roller coaster ride and I always find photography collections to be the best objective/subjective summation of a year.

This is just small portion of the 100 photos collected by Reuters in their Best photos of the year 2011 and I well recommend checking them out. Some graphic in nature, some evocative of high emotion, all relevant in looking at how we’re existing in the world today.

Well recommended.

U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar province southern Afghanistan, June 12, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A plane flies through the "Tribute in Lights" in lower Manhattan in New York September 10, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Lightning flashes around the ash plume above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos June 5, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Gutierrez

Zukhro, an employee of the city zoo, walks with Vadik, an 18-month-old male lion, on the territory of the zoo in the capital Dushanbe, January 20, 2011. Employees take the lion from its cage to have a promenade along the territory two times a week while holding a piece of meat to attract Vadik's attention so it walks nearby. REUTERS/Nozim Kalandarov

Source: Reuters – Best photos of the year 2011

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