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15 Most Iconic Images of 2011

We live in a dangerous place and human kind makes it even worse because of its destructive instinct. Unfortunately, the most important events in an year are not related to something good, and you can see that on the news. In 2011 we had riots, wars, devastating earthquakes and dramatic accidents. In this article you can see 15 of the most iconic images from 2011 which we must never forget. I know these pictures are not related to our main audience, but from time to time we have to remember who we are and try not to repeat the same mistakes.

Credits: Getty Images / Justin Lane

Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza in 9/11, pauses at his son’s name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial.

Credits: Reuters / Kyodo

A whirpool forms off the Japanese coast after the tsunami on March 11.

Credits: Reuters / HANDOUT

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.

Credits: Reuters / GARY HERSHORN

Two lights from the former site of the World Trade Centers shine for the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Credits: Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian

A protester gets sprayed in the face with pepper spray at an Occupy Portland protest.


A monstrous dust storm (Haboob) roared through Phoenix, Arizona in July.

Credits: @NevineZaki

Christians protect Muslims during prayer in Cairo, Egypt.

Credits: Reuters / Yuriko Nakao

A girl in isolation for radiation screening looks at her dog through a window in Nihonmatsu, Japan on March 14.

Credits: AP / Jeff Roberts

A mother comforts her son in Concord, Alabama, near his house which was completely destroyed by a tornado in April.


A makeshift Steve Jobs memorial at the Apple Store in SOHO New York.

Credits: Joshua Trujillo /

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.

Credits: Getty Images / Scott Olson

Billy Stinson comforts his daughter Erin Stinson as they sit on the steps where their cottage once stood on August 28 in Nags Head, N.C. The cottage, built in 1903 and destroyed by Hurricane Irene, was one of the first vacation cottages built on Albemarle Sound in Nags Head.

Credits: Getty Images / Paula Bronstein

A woman hangs onto a street sign in chest deep water along the flooded streets in Rangsit on the outskirts of Bangkok on October 24.

Credits: Reuters / GORAN TOMASEVIC

A woman rebel fighter supporter fires an AK-47 rifle as she reacts to the news of the withdrawal of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s forces from Benghazi on March 19.


Facebook played an extremely important role in the uprisings throughout the Middle East.



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