Images of 2011

This week published of The 45 Most Powerful Images of 2011. From sentiment to detriment, here are the ones we can't get out of our minds. [caption id="attachment_4972" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption=""A distressed bride attempts suicide in China after her fiance abruptly called off their marriage. Still in her wedding gown, she tried to kill herself by jumping out of a window of a seventh floor building. Right as she jumped, a man managed to catch and save her.""][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4953" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption=""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." "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4954" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption=""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.""][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4955" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption=""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."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4956" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption=""A protester gets sprayed in the face with pepper spray at an Occupy Portland protest. (Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian)""][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4957" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption=""A before and after shot of Joplin, Missouri after a massive tornado on May 22.""][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4958" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption=""A policeman detains an opposition activist in Baku on March 12. (Reuters)""][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4959" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption="Christians protect Muslims during prayer in Cairo, Egypt."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4960" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption="A girl in isolation for radiation screening looks at her dog through a window in Nihonmatsu, Japan on March 14."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4961" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption=""Firefighters of Ladder Company 4 — which lost seven men on 9/11 — perched together on their aerial ladder.""][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4962" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption=""Slain Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson's dog "Hawkeye" lies next to his casket during funeral services in Rockford, Iowa. Tumilson was one of 30 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan on August 6 when their helicopter was shot down during a mission to help fellow troops who had come under fire.""][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4963" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption=""Cars are abandoned on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive during the "Snowpocalypse" in February.""][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4964" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption=""Flowers and tributes are seen outside the home of Amy Winehouse in London on July 24.""][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4965" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption=""Mihag Gedi Farah, a 7 month-old child, is held by his mother in the town of Dadaab, Kenya. The baby has since made a full recovery.""][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4966" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption=""A woman cries while sitting on a road amid the destroyed city of Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan after the massive earthquake and tsunami.""][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4967" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption=""A demonstrator shows his bottom to riot police during a protest by European workers and trade union representatives in Brussels on March 24.""][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4968" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption=""A woman rebel fighter supporter fires an AK-47 rifle as she reacts to the news of the withdrawal of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.""][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4969" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption=""Police spray Ugandan opposition party leaders with colored water during demonstrations in the capital Kampala on May 10.""][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4970" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption=""An aid worker using an iPad captures an image of a dead cow's decomposing carcass in Wajir near the Kenya-Somalia border on July 23.""][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4971" align="aligncenter" width="950" caption=""US gay service members march in a gay pride parade for the first time ever.""][/caption] The above photos inspired us at Miista to add in images of some of the year's events that we found most significant. Check them out below. [caption id="attachment_4990" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Bloody battle between London protesters and the police"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4991" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="A protester with his fingers painted with the Syrian flag flashes a victory sign during a demonstration after Friday prayers on April 29, 2011, against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and to denounce the bloody crackdown on protests."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4992" align="aligncenter" width="646" caption="Close to 20,000 young people in Spain, referred to as Los Indignados, have gathered to protest the country's high unemployment rates."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4993" align="aligncenter" width="982" caption="Men gather around the body of Mo'tassim Gaddafi, son of the Libyan dictator Muammar, and take camera phone pictures of his dead body. His father soon suffered the same fate. "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4994" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Protests have become violent riots in Greece as the country's economic situation continues to worsen."][/caption]