Buzzfeed has released the 45 most powerful images of 2011, from natural disasters like whirlpools, dust storms, tornadoes and tsunami destruction and military images like the forlorn dog laying loyally by their soldier’s coffin and high-powered politicians in the White House’s situation room awaiting news of Bin Laden’s death to international snapshots of the London riots and rebels in Libya and the more touching photos of families, romance and patriotism.
These are Buzzfeed’s 45 Most Powerful Photos of 2011.
Phoenix Dust Storm from daniel_bryant on Flickr
White House Situation Room Waiting For The Announcement Of The Operation Against Osama Bin Laden
Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson's dog "Hawkeye" lays by his casket. Tumilson, from Iowa, died in Afghanistan in a Helicopter accident helping troops under fire.
A UC Davis police officer sprays nonviolent protesters during an "Occupy" protest (Credit: Jasna Hodzic)
The Eruption Of Chile's Puyehue Volcano (Reuteurs)
Hurricane Irene over the Eastern Coast of the United States
Cairo, Egypt: A Circle of Christians Protect Praying Muslims (Credit: https://twitter.com/NevineZaki)
See the rest of the 45 images.