Buzzfeed put together a list of the 45 Most Powerful Images of 2011
Here are a few I really appreciated, but I recommend looking at the whole article.
As author Matt Stopera said: “What a year! Here’s to 2012 being a more quiet and less destructive year.”
(Captions are also from the article)
Phyllis Siegel, 76, left, and Connie Kopelov, 84, both of New York, embrace after becoming the first same-sex couple to get married at the Manhattan City Clerk's office.
A monstrous dust storm (Haboob) roared through Phoenix, Arizona in July.
A University of California Davis police officer pepper-sprays students during their sit-in at an "Occupy UCD" demonstration in Davis, California. (Jasna Hodzic)
Christians protect Muslims during prayer in Cairo, Egypt.