Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012. It’s finally here, week 52′s overview in pictures. We’d like to thank you all for a great 2011 on the site and hope to welcome you back in 2012.
If you’re still killing some time before your New year’s Eve party may we suggest you check out our Top 10 galleries of 2011.
1: Chernobyl 25 Years Later. 2: World Press Photo Of 2010. 3: The Egypt Protests. 4: Aftermath aarbeving en tsunami in Japan. 5: Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2010. 6: Japan Hit By Massive Earthquake And Tsunami. 7: Harbin International Ice Festival 2011. 8: Banksy. 9: Burning Man 2011. 10: Masterpieces Painted By The Chinese

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A Palestinian demonstrator uses a sling to throw a stone towards Israeli soldiers during clashes at a weekly protest against a nearby Jewish settlement, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

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Rescue workers inspect the scene where a explosion occurred in a suburb of Dosquebradas in Risaralda province December 23, 2011. An explosion blamed on fuel thieves killed 11 people and injured 70 others at a gasoline and diesel pipeline run by Colombia's state-owned Ecopetrol , the company said on Friday. The blast also destroyed 30 houses on the outskirts of Dosquebradas village in the western region of Risaralda, Ecopetrol said in a statement. REUTERS/John Bonilla

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A youth practices parkour, also known as free-running, as he jumps off roofs in the city of Netanya December 23, 2011. Parkour is a method of movement, originally from France, whose practitioners use techniques of vaulting, rolling, running, climbing and jumping to leap over or move around obstacles. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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Children dressed as angels arrive to reenact a nativity scene during Christmas celebrations in Sarajevo December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

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Tiger cubs dressed as Santa Claus suckle from a sow on Christmas Eve at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Thailand's Chonburi Province, about 100 km (62 miles) east of Bangkok December 24, 2011. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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A general view of a demonstration against recent parliamentary election results held in Moscow December 24, 2011. Tens of thousands of flag-waving and chanting protesters called on Saturday for a disputed parliamentary election to be rerun, increasing pressure on Vladimir Putin as he seeks a new term as Russian president. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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Demonstrators gather holding placards and balloons during a protest against recent parliamentary election results in Moscow December 24, 2011. More than 40,000 Russians have signed up online to protest in Moscow on Saturday against a disputed election, dismissing Kremlin promises of political change. The placard makes a reference to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's remarks that he mistook white ribbons worn by protesters for condoms. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

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Indonesian Christians hold candles as they pray during Christmas eve at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta December 24, 2011. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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Artists dressed in Santa Claus costumes stand after creating a sand sculpture of Santa Claus as part of Christmas celebrations on a beach in Puri, located in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, December 24, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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A protester of the occupy movement wears a Santa Claus costume as he walks through the occupy camp next to the euro sculpture outside the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt's banking district December 24, 2011. Only a few protesters are left at the occupy camp over the Christmas holidays but others promised to return after spending Christmas evening with their families. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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Pope Benedict XVI appears at the window of his private apartment in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican December 24, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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New York Jets Bart Scott (L) loses his helmet as he tackles New York Giants D.J. Ware in the first quarter during their NFL football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, December 24, 2011. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders perform at half time of the NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, Texas December 24, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone

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The former Kunming city hall topples during a controlled demolition in Kunming, Yunnan province December 25, 2011. The building was demolished to make way for a CBD core area, local media reported. REUTERS/China Daily

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A cadet from the Pakistan Air Force is silhouetted against the morning sun during a guard mounting ceremony at the mausoleum of Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi December 25, 2011. A contingent of Pakistan Military Academy cadets mounted the guard at the mausoleum of Mohammad Ali Jinnah to mark his 135th birth anniversary. Jinnah is generally regarded as the founder of Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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Illegal immigrants from Pakistan make their way along the Egnatia Motorway heading south near Feres town, on Christmas day, after crossing the Turkish-Greek border in Evros river area, about 950 km (590 miles) northeast of Athens December 25, 2011. Last year, some 128,000 illegal immigrants crossed into Greece, more than 40,000 of them at the Evros border area. Arrivals of illegal migrants jumped at the northern border last year, by an annual 369 percent in the nine months to September, according to the EU border agency Frontex. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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Comet Lovejoy is seen at dawn over Santiago December 22, 2011. Comet Lovejoy was first discovered on November 27 by Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy and was classified as a Kreutz sungrazer, with its orbit taking it very close to the Sun, passing a mere 140,000 kilometres from the Sun’s surface. Picture taken December 22, 2011. REUTERS/Y. Beletski/ESO/Handout

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Former first lady Lee Hee-ho (L), the widow of late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, and Hyundai Group chairwoman Hyun Jung-eun are escorted by officials as they leave for Pyongyang in order to pay their respects over North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's death, at the CIQ (customs, immigration and quarantine) office, just south of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul, December 26, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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U.S. President Barack Obama tries to evade the fingers of eight-month-old Cooper Wall Wagner as he poses for a picture with his parents, Captain Greg Wagner and Meredith Wagner (L), as Obama met U.S. Marines and their families having lunch at Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps base in Hawaii December 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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A winter swimmer jumps with a mop into the icy water of the Songhua River in Harbin, Heilongjiang province December 26, 2011. REUTERS/Sheng Li

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A mahout is silhouetted while riding his elephant at Sauraha in Chitwan, about 170 km (106 miles) south of Kathmandu, December 26, 2011. The elephants and the mahout from Chitwan will participate in an Elephant Race, which begins today, where elephants will play in an exhibition soccer match and various other sports and activities. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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A horse carriage carrying tourists travels past ice sculptures during the lights testing period of the 13th Harbin Ice and Snow World in Harbin, Heilongjiang province December 25, 2011. The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival will be officially launched on January 5, 2012. Picture taken December 25, 2011. REUTERS/Sheng Li

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Mahouts ride an elephant as they return after collecting food from Chitwan National Park at Sauraha in Chitwan, about 170 km (106 miles) south of Kathmandu, December 26, 2011. Elephants and mahouts from Chitwan will participate in an Elephant Race, which begins today, where elephants will play in an exhibition soccer match and various other sports and activities. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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Shoppers run into Selfridges as the doors open for the start of the Boxing Day sale at their flagship store on Oxford Street in London December 26, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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A fisherman sorts fishes into baskets during a winter fishing event on the frozen surface of Shitoukoumen Reservoir in Changchun, Jilin province December 25, 2011. This event is part of the annual Changchun Ice and Snow Festival. Picture taken December 25, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily

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A Tharu woman wearing traditional ornaments participates in a parade to mark an Elephant Race event at Sauraha in Chitwan, about 170 km (106 miles) south of Kathmandu December 26, 2011. Elephants and mahouts from Chitwan will participate in the Elephant Race, which begins on Monday, where elephants will play in an exhibition soccer match and various other sports and activities. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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Trunks of elephants are seen as they line up before participating in an Elephant Race event at Sauraha in Chitwan, about 170 km (106 miles) south of Kathmandu December 26, 2011. Elephants and mahouts from Chitwan will participate in the Elephant Race, which begins on Monday, where elephants will play in an exhibition soccer match and various other sports and activities. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum looks on during a pheasant hunt in Adel, Iowa December 26, 2011. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

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Mahouts ride an elephant as they return after collecting food from Chitwan National Park at Sauraha in Chitwan, about 170 km (106 miles) south of Kathmandu, December 27, 2011. Elephants and mahouts from Chitwan will participate in the Elephant Race, which begins on Monday, where elephants will play in an exhibition soccer match and various other sports and activities REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates after his team defeated the Atlanta Flacons in their NFL football game in New Orleans, Louisiana December 27, 2011. Drew Brees passed for 307 yards while breaking the Single Season Passing record at 5,087 yards. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

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North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-un cries as his father, North Korea's late leader Kim Jong-il, lies in state during the run-up to his funeral in Pyongyang in this December 27, 2011, still image taken from video. REUTERS/via Reuters TV

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A Siberian tiger clings to wood logs at the Siberian Tiger Forest Park in Harbin, Heilongjiang province December 27, 2011. More than 800 Siberian tigers are currently living in the park, which is also a breeding centre for this endangered species, local media reported. REUTERS/Sheng Li

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A boy holds a candle and the Indian national flag in front of a portrait of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare during a candlelight vigil in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 27, 2011. Hazare began a three-day hunger strike in Mumbai to protest a toothless anti-corruption bill being debated in parliament on Tuesday, seeking to stoke public support for stronger legislation. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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People work inside a Catholic church made of snow in the Bavarian village of Mitterfirmiansreut, near the German-Czech border, December 27, 2011. The snow church is to be unveiled during a ceremony on Wednesday and is likely to become a tourist attraction till the beginning of spring. REUTERS/Petr Josek

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Police officers greet each other at the scene of a murder on Oxford Street in London, December 27, 2011. An 18-year-old was stabbed to death in front of horrified shoppers on Monday during a fight between two groups of youths on London's Oxford Street, one of Europe's busiest retail districts which was packed with thousands of bargain hunters. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Military personnel place a flag on a submarine during the Velayat-90 war games by the Iranian navy in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran December 27, 2011. Iran threatened on Tuesday to stop the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz if foreign sanctions were imposed on its crude exports over its nuclear ambitions, a move that could trigger military conflict with economies dependent on Gulf oil. REUTERS/IIPA/Ali Mohammadi

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A participant is gored by a bull during an annual bullfight festival in San Jose, December 27, 2011. More than 300 bullfighters participated in the traditional year-end bullfight. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

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Kim Jong-un (5th L) and his uncle Jang Song-thaek (4th L) accompany the hearse carrying the coffin of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il during his funeral procession in Pyongyang in this still image taken from video December 28, 2011. North Korea's military staged a huge funeral procession on Wednesday in the snowy streets of the capital Pyongyang for its deceased dear leader, Kim Jong-il, readying a transition to his son, Kim Jong-un. REUTERS/KRT via Reuters TV

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A limousine carrying a portrait of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il leads his funeral procession past crowds on a street in Pyongyang in this still image taken from video December 28, 2011. North Korea's military staged a huge funeral procession on Wednesday in the snowy streets of the capital Pyongyang for its deceased dear leader, Kim Jong-il, readying a transition to his son, Kim Jong-un. REUTERS/KRT via Reuters TV

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A skier jumps through the air during sunny winter weather at the Jakobshorn ski area in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos December 28, 2011. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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Members of the Armenian and Greek Orthodox clergy scuffle during a clean-up of the Church of the Nativity, the site revered as the birthplace of Jesus, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem December 28, 2011. The annual Christmas cleaning of the church ahead of Orthodox Christmas turned into scuffles on Wednesday between the rival Christian clerics zealously guarding denominational turf at the holy site. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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A Catholic priest walks inside a church made of snow in the Bavarian village of Mitterfirmiansreut, near the German-Czech border, December 28, 2011. The snow church is likely to become a tourist attraction till the beginning of spring. REUTERS/Petr Josek

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A woman watches a waterfall after performing prayers at the temple of Baba Dhansal at Reasi, 75 km (47 miles) northwest of Jammu, December 28, 2011. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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India's Zaheer Khan drops a catch off Australia's James Pattinson during the first cricket test match, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground December 29, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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Alyse Ivers (R) watches a Ron Paul staffer on the phone during a veterans rally for Ron Paul at the Knapp Learning Center on the State Fair Grounds in Des Moines, Iowa, December 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

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An Afghan man holds balloons for sale in Kabul December 29, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

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Sarah Schleper from the U.S. holding her 4 year old son Lasse clears a gate during her last slalom World Cup race in the Tyrolean ski resort of Lienz December 29, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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Anti-government protesters shout slogans while standing in front of lazer beams emitted by riot police in the village of Diraz west of Manama, December 29, 2011. Hundreds of anti-government protesters took to the streets demanding the downfall of the regime. Riot police fired tear gas to disperse and prevent demonstrators from entering the main highway. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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Organizers toss confetti from a window during the annual air worthiness test in Times Square during preparations for New Years Eve celebrations in New York December 29, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant chews on his jersey as he turns around to listen to coach Mike Brown during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in Los Angeles December 29, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Ames, Iowa December 29, 2011, ahead of the Iowa Caucus taking place on January 3, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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A tika is seen on the forehead of a Gurung girl as she takes part in a New Year parade in Kathmandu December 30, 2011. The indigenous Gurung community celebrates the year of the vulture during Tamu Lhosa (New Year) on Friday. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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A man has his beard trimmed to the shape of 2012 to welcome the New Year inside a barbershop in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 30, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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A man skis after heavy snowfall in a forest near Oberhof, December 30, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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An Iranian cleric prays during Friday prayers in Tehran December 30, 2011. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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A man holding an umbrella watches large waves on the Marina beach as a cargo ship passes after Cyclone Thane hit the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu December 30, 2011. Rain and gale force winds lashed India's southeast coast on Friday, bringing down walls and power lines and killing at least six people as Cyclone Thane made landfall near the industrial city of Chennai. REUTERS/Babu

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An anti-government protester wears bands on his eyes and mouth to protest against alleged police torture on detained fellow protesters, during a rally to demand that Yemen's outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh be tried, in Sanaa December 30, 2011. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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People are soaked while trying to enter a taxi in the financial district of Montevideo December 30, 2011, where workers threw water at each other to celebrate the end of the year. Workers throw water at people and discard old calendars to mark the last working day of the year on December 30. REUTERS/Pablo La Rosa

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A combination of six pictures shows Norway's Tom Hilde crashing during the final of the first event of the 60th four-hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, December 30, 2011. Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer won the competition ahead of his compatriots Andreas Kofler and Thomas Morgenstern. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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Up Helly Aa vikings from Lerwick in the Shetland Islands stand together during the annual torchlight procession to mark the start of Hogmanay (New Year) celebrations in Edinburgh December 30, 2011. The annual torchlight procession starts at the Parliament Square and finishes with a fireworks display at Calton Hill in Edinburgh. REUTERS/David Moir

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An Afghan girl who was tortured for months after refusing prostitution lies on a hospital bed in Kabul December 31, 2011. Sahar Gul, 15, was brutally tortured, beaten and locked in a toilet by her husband's family for months after she refused to become a prostitute, officials said on Saturday. She was in critical condition when she was rescued from a house in northern Baghlan province last week, and doctors said her recovery could take weeks. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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Czech Republic's Jan Mature speeds down the ski jump during the practice for the second event of the 60th four-hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch Partenkirchen, December 31, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

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