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Images We'll Never Forget, 2011 Edition

Chile volcano erupts

If an image is worth a thousand words, then the following highlights from the past year might as well be the Encyclopedia Brittanica of Amazing. And haunting. And uplifting. And sad. Basically, when we're old and gray and think back to 2011, this is what our cerebral-holographic projection units will light with on the wall. Because, you know, in 2092 they'll have that technology

(Via Buzzfeed)

Chile volcano erupts

If an image is worth a thousand words, then the following highlights from the past year might as well be the Encyclopedia Brittanica of Amazing. And haunting. And uplifting. And sad. Basically, when we're old and gray and think back to 2011, this is what our cerebral-holographic projection units will light with on the wall. Because, you know, in 2092 they'll have that technology

(Via Buzzfeed)

Middle East Uprising, February (Egypt)


Social media accelerated Egypt’s revolution causing the government to shut down all internet and mobile phone service.   

 

New Zealand earthquake, February


In Christchurch the earthquake measured a magnitude 7.1 shock. 

 

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, March




An earthquake that measured a magnitude 9.0 on the scale, cause a tsunami which destroyed a nuclear plant causing major evacuation. 

 

The Royal Wedding, April


Prince William and Kate Middleton had everyone getting up early to watch the gorgeous ceremony in April. 

 

Osama Bin Laden dead, May


President Obama annouced the world's most wanted terrorists dead after a secret US Military operation. 

 

Oprah says goodbye, May


After 25 years The Oprah Winfrey Show screened for the very last time on May 25. 

 

Puyehue Volcano erupts, June


The Puyehue Volcano erupted in Chile causing flight disruptions in Australia, New Zealand, South America and the island in between. 

 

Amy Winehouse dies, July


The ever so popular British musician joins "The 27 Club". 

 

Same-sex marriage legalized in New York, July


After a long wait, NY joins the Marriage Equality Act. (above: the first couple to be married in NY)

 

London Riots, August


Following a peaceful march relating to a police response of a fatal shooting riots broke out across many London boroughs, and districts and cities across England. 

 

Hurricane Irene, August


The hurricane left extensive damage across the Caribbean and US East Coast. 

 

10th anniversary of 9/11, September


Marking the 10 year anniversary, the 9/11 memorial which sits on the site of the World Trade Centre opened to the public. 

 

"Don't ask, don't tell" officially lifted, September


Although congress members voted month's earlier to lift the ban for allowing openly gay people to serve in the military September 20 is the official date. 

 

Steve Jobs dies, October

Although he was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer it was still a shock the day Steve Jobs died. 

 

Bangkok Floods, October/November


Waters kept rising in Thailand and throughout its capital causing holiday makers to cancel. 

 

A personal note:

Queensland floods, January



Floods cover most of Queensland, Australia and hit my hometown, Brisbane, hard. Above, my college completely under water.

--JESSICA KLAEBE 

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