You’ve had the Best Sports Pictures Of 2011 and these are our top 111 news pictures of 2011. 2011 Saw civil uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria. We were also witness to conflict and hunger in Africa, Occupy Movements across the world, the 10th anniversary of 9/11, some great sporting events, the director of the IMF being charged with suspected rape, a crazy guy in Norway killing innocent people and nature showing us she’s still the boss of us. Nature gave us tornados, floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions and who can forget the tsunami which hit Japan in March.
Let’s hope 2012 brings a little less violence, death and destruction.

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Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. A tsunami warning has been issued for the entire Pacific basin except for the mainland United States and Canada following a huge earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. REUTERS/KYODO

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People stand at where a dam wall used to be, before it was destroyed by flood waters in Anuradhapura district, 206km (128 miles) north of Colombo, February 7, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi reacts during a debate in the upper house of Parliament in Rome September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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A protester stands in front of a burning barricade during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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Roshan Bliss, who says he has a debt of $50,000 in school loans, attends an Occupy Denver demonstration in Denver, Colorado November 17, 2011 to celebrate the two-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. REUTERS/Nathan W. Armes

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A Buddhist monk walks on a flooded street in central Bangkok October 24, 2011. Thailand is struggling with its worst flooding in 50 years, which has affected a third of its provinces and could swamp more of its densely populated capital, Bangkok, if water flowing from the north and heavy rain cause canals to burst their banks. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Anti-Gaddafi fighters celebrate the fall of Sirte in the town October 20, 2011. Libyan interim government fighters captured Muammar Gaddafi's home town on Thursday, extinguishing the last significant resistance by forces loyal to the deposed leader and ending a two-month siege. REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori

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Containers on the stern deck of the 47,230 tonne Liberian-flagged Rena hang precariously, about 12 nautical miles (22 km) from Tauranga, on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island October 20, 2011. The recovery of fuel oil from a stricken container ship grounded off New Zealand resumed on Thursday as salvage teams worked to minimize the damage in the country's worst environmental disaster in decades. REUTERS/New Zealand Defence Force/Handout

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Vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi explode after an air strike by coalition forces, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah March 20, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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A view of a street after violent clashes between Libyan interim government forces and loyalists of Muammar Gaddafi in Sirte October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori

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A student takes part in a march during a demonstration in Bogota October 12, 2011. Thousands of students marched in a nation wide protest against the education government's reform of public universities, student organizations reported. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

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Carnations are placed before a computer screen showing a portrait of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs at an Apple store in St. Petersburg October 6, 2011. Jobs, counted among the greatest American CEOs of his generation, died on Wednesday at the age of 56, after a years-long and highly public battle with cancer and other health issues. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Seattle, Washington, September 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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The Tribute in Lights is illuminated next to One World Trade Center during events marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, September 11, 2011. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza, pauses at his son's name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial during tenth anniversary ceremonies at the site of the World Trade Center in New York, September 11, 2011. REUTERSJustin Lane/Pool

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Blood-stained shoes worn by Linda Lopez as she evacuated from the 97th Floor of Tower 2 on September 11, 2001 are displayed before becoming a part of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York August 22, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims from his popemobile as he arrives to lead a mass at the Cuatro Vientos aerodrome as part of World Youth Day festivities in Madrid August 21, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

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Looters run from a clothing store in Peckham, London August 8, 2011. Youths hurled missiles at police in northeast London on Monday as violence broke out in the British capital for a third night. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Flowers and tributes are seen outside the home of Amy Winehouse in London July 24, 2011. Winehouse, one of the most talented singers of her generation whose hit song Rehab summed up her struggles with addiction, died in London on July 23 at the age of 27. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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Pro-Mubarak supporters are detained by anti-government demonstators at an underground metro station after being rounded up during clashes at Tahrir Square in Cairo February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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A would-be immigrant wrapped in a blanket rests on a rescue ship after arriving at the southern Spanish port of Motril late July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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A demonstrator is detained by riot police during anti-austerity protests in Athens, June 29, 2011. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece, at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar province southern Afghanistan, June 12, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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A wave caused by a tsunami flows into the city of Miyako from the Heigawa estuary in Iwate Prefecture after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck the area March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Mainichi Shimbun

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Two kitchen chairs are all that is left in a destroyed house as its foundation is prepared to be bulldozed following the May 22 tornado in Joplin on June 1, 2011. REUTERS/Sarah Conard

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Police detain protesters during clashes in Tbilisi May 26, 2011. Georgian riot police used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon on Thursday to disperse several hundred opposition protesters demanding the resignation of President Mikheil Saakashvili, a Reuters reporter said. REUTERS/Irakli Gedenidze

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Britain's Prince William helps his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, to leave the 1902 State Landau carriage as they arrive at Buckingham Palace after their wedding in Westminster Abbey in central London April 29, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

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A plume of smoke rises from the background as a military official uses a phone at the entrance to the Mehran naval aviation base which was attacked by militants in Karachi May 22, 2011. Militants attacked a Pakistani naval aviation base on Sunday, killing at least four people, officials said, the latest attack on a heavily guarded military installation in Pakistan. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

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A boat navigates through a flooded farm in the municipality of Cajica near Bogota. May 21, 2011. Downpours due to La Nina have rocked the Andean nation since last year, displacing 3.8 million people and killing almost 450, authorities said. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

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A home is protected from encroaching floodwaters by a levee near Yazoo City, Mississippi May 18, 2011. Floodwater released from a key Mississippi River spillway surged through the Louisiana bayou on Tuesday, and levees protecting the state's two biggest cities held as river flows neared their peak. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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Demonstrators gather and shout slogans in Madrid's Puerta del Sol, against politicians, bankers and authorities' handling of the economic crisis May 18, 2011. REUTERS/Juan Medina

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A U.S. Army soldier with the 10th Special Forces Group and his military working dog jump off the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment during water training over the Gulf of Mexico as part of exercise Emerald Warrior 2011 in this U.S. military handout image from March 1, 2011. The New York Times and other United States media have reported that a military canine accompanied Navy SEAL Team Six commandos into a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan in a raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. REUTERS/Manuel J. Martinez/U.S. Air Force/Handout

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U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) and Vice President Joe Biden (L), along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Also pictured are Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2nd R) and Defense Secretary Robert Gates (R). EDITORS NOTE: A classified document seen in this photograph has been digitally obscured at source. REUTERS/White House/Pete Souza/Handout

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A decomposing body lies on a road in Abidjan April 14, 2011. Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo was overthrown by Ivorians, not by foreign powers, the United Nations said on Thursday amid rising criticism of its role in the removal of the former leader. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A supporter of Uganda's Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader Kizza Besigye falls as he is attacked by a military policeman during riots in the Kasangati suburb of the capital Kampala, April 14, 2011. REUTERS/James Akena

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A demonstrator shows his bottom to riot police during a protest by European workers and trade union representatives to demand better job protection in the European Union countries in Brussels March 24, 2011.REUTERS/Thierry Roge

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Snow falls as rescue workers walk through a devastated factory area hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A house lies damaged in a river going through Kesennuma, March 15, 2011, days after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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A resident sits on the bed of his pick-up truck as he looks at a burning tanker truck in the municipality of Juarez, on the outskirts of Monterrey March 8, 2011. A tanker exploded late Tuesday on a dirt road, according to local media. The cause of the explosion remains unknown and no injuries were reported. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

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A woman pretends to be gagged while taking part in a protest during International Women's Day in Mexico City March 8, 2011. The writing on the woman's chest reads, neither a whore, nor crazy, nor a saint, just a woman. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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Oscar winners for best supporting actor Christian Bale, best actress Natalie Portman, best supporting actress Melissa Leo, and best actor Colin Firth pose backstage at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 27, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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A man holds a pole as he installs a pump to extract mud at a primitive gold mine in Panompa near Phichin February 17, 2011. A group of Thais use primitive tools and methods to extract gold from self-run mines near the country's biggest and most modern Chatree gold mine. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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A government backer hurls rocks at anti-government protesters during clashes in Sanaa February 17, 2011. Hundreds of Yemen government loyalists wielding batons and daggers chased off a small group of protesters trying to kick off a seventh day of rallies on Thursday to demand their president end his 32-year rule. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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A street performer reacts after getting injured during riots in Oaxaca February 15, 2011. Hundreds of members of the teacher's union, teachers and students took to the streets to protest after they were denied access to Mexico's President Felipe Calderon who was in town. REUTERS/Jorge Luis Plata

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A car, damaged by Tuesday's earthquake, remains under a collapsed rock wall in Christchurch February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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Members of Congo's presidential guard walk through heavy rain ahead of incumbent Joseph Kabila (not seen) as he leaves a polling station after voting in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, November 28, 2011. Voting began slowly on Monday in Congo's second-post war election, held despite fears logistical problems and irregularities would undermine the result. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Anti-government protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square listen as President Hosni Mubarak speaks to the nation February 10, 2011. Mubarak provoked rage on Egypt's streets on Thursday when he said he would hand powers to his deputy but disappointed protesters who had been expecting him to step down altogether after two weeks of unrest. Leave! Leave! chanted thousands who had gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square in anticipation that a televised speech would be the moment their demands for an end to Mubarak's 30 years of authoritarian, one-man rule were met. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is seen in this still image taken from video footage October 20, 2011. Gaddafi was killed on Thursday as Libya's new leaders declared they had overrun the last bastion of his long rule, sparking wild celebrations that eight months of war may finally be over. REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori

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A man looks out over an area swept by a tsunami following an earthquake in Sendai City, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. Japan confronted devastation along its northeastern coast on Saturday, with fires raging and parts of some cities under water after a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed at least 1,000 people. REUTERS/Kyodo

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A man who fled the unrest in Tunisia leaves the immigration centre to protest against being sent back to his country, on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa April 11, 2011. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi stepped up calls on Saturday for Europe to help deal with the

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Medical staff use a Geiger counter to screen a woman for possible radiation exposure at a public welfare centre in Hitachi City, Ibaraki, March 16, 2011, after she was evacuated from an area within 20km (12.4 miles) radius of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The woman was tested negative for radiation exposure. Radiation has been released into the atmosphere at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant run by Tokyo Electric Power Co. on the country's northeast coast, which was badly damaged after a massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun

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A sea of flowers and lit candles are placed in memory of those killed in Friday's bomb and shooting attack in front of Oslo Cathedral July 25, 2011. At least 100,000 people, many carrying white or red roses, rallied in Oslo on Monday to show support for victims of attacks that killed 76 people, police said. Picture taken with a fish-eye lens. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend their wedding at Westminster Abbey in London April 29, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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Family photo albums are seen in ruins of the devastated residential area of tsunami hit Otsuchi March 15, 2011. In the fishermen town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture, 12,000 out of a population of 15,000 have disappeared following Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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An injured taxi driver, who later died of his injuries, lies behind his vehicle at a crime scene in Acapulco February 18, 2011. Heavily armed groups shot at least a dozen people, six taxi drivers among them, burned about 18 vehicles, a house and a business and carried out shooutout in different parts of the Pacific resort city of Acapulco early Friday, according to local media. REUTERS/Stringer

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Fashion designer John Galliano (C) and his lawyer Stephane Zerbib (L) arrive for a hearing at a police station in Paris February 28, 2011. The Christian Dior fashion house suspended its star designer John Galliano on Friday pending an inquiry into accusations he hurled racist remarks at a couple in a Paris bar. About a week before Galliano was due to present Dior's collection in Paris, police were called to a bar in the city's trendy Marais district on Thursday evening where they found the designer doling out a drunken torrent of abuse to a couple of customers, a police source told Reuters. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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Rebels hold a young man at gunpoint, who they accuse of being a loyalist to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, between the towns of Brega and Ras Lanuf, March 3, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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People watch from a nearby building as a fire burns in a slum in Mumbai March 4, 2011. A fire gutted a large shanty town, home to hundreds of residents, next to Bandra station in Mumbai's suburbs. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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A man walks as crude oil spills from a pipeline in Dadabili, Niger state April 2, 2011. Nigeria postponed parliamentary elections nationwide until Monday after voting materials failed to arrive in many areas, a major blow to hopes of a break with a history of chaotic polls in Africa's most populous nation. Voting materials also failed to arrive in large parts of the southern oil-producing Niger Delta. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

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A man wades in neck-deep water filled with debris while searching for valuable items after a fire razed some 500 houses along a coastal village in Malabon city, north of Manila April 7, 2011. The fire, believed to be caused by an exploding liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tank, started before dawn on Thursday. No casualties were reported but at least 3,000 residents lost their homes. Fire fighters had a difficult time getting to the scene and putting out the blaze because the houses were close to each other and made of light materials, local media reported. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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Staff Sgt. Keith Fidler kisses his wife Cynthia, as their son Kolin looks on, during a homecoming ceremony in New York, April 8, 2011 for the New York Army National Guard's 442nd Military Police Company's return from Iraq. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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An undated photo released on April 15, 2011 by Rio de Janeiro state's Public Safety Department (SESEG) shows Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, 24, posing with a gun. The gunman, Oliveira, killed 12 children at a Rio de Janeiro school and then himself, police said on April 7, shocking the South American nation that has never seen such an incident before. REUTERS/SESEG/Handout

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Kwykyti, 63, from Kayapo tribe receives medical attention during the second day of a medical expedition of the Expedicionarios da Saude (Brazilian Health Expeditions) in Kikretum community in Sao Felix, northern Brazil April 22, 2011. The Expedicionarios da Saude (Brazilian Health Expeditions) organization is currently on a medical expedition to the area with volunteer doctors that twice a year build a mobile hospital to provide clinical and surgical treatment for indigenous tribes and residents from different parts of the Amazonian Rainforest. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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Students of Shankar Dev Campus, which is affiliated to the Nepal Student Union (NSU), gather stones to throw at the police during a clash with them while staging a protest demanding the release of their fellow student Binendra Giri of Trichandra Campus in Kathmandu May 10, 2011. Giri has been held in police custody after an alleged intimidation in a tender bid. He has also inflicted injuries on Birendra Rawal, an All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU) leader, on December 19, 2010 after a dispute over the admission of new students, according to local media. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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Osama bin Laden is shown watching himself on television in this video frame grab released by the U.S. Pentagon May 7, 2011. Five videos were found in bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan after U.S. Navy Seals stormed the compound and killed bin Laden. The compound in Pakistan where U.S. forces killed bin Laden was an active command and control center where the al Qaeda leader remained in strategic and operational control of the organization, a senior U.S. intelligence official said on May 7. REUTERS/Pentagon/Handout

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Police charge at a man they suspect of creating trouble during celebrations of the Red Machindranath chariot festival in Lalitpur May 15, 2011. The festival is one of the main festivals observed by both the Buddhist and Hindu communities of Kathmandu valley. It honours the deity Lord Machindranath, who is credited with saving Nepal from a prolonged drought in ancient times. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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Passengers on Cathay Pacific flight CX715 prepare to disembark from the aeroplane after it landed safely at Changi Airport in Singapore May 16, 2011. The A330 flight, which was enroute to Jakarta, experienced engine trouble shortly after takeoff and had to return to Singapore. Its starboard engine was burnt, according to pilot Bradley Chic. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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Oprah Winfrey wipes a tear from her eye as she stands with actor Tom Hanks during the taping of Oprah's Surprise Spectacular in Chicago May 17, 2011. Winfrey kicked off one of her last-ever national talk shows on Tuesday with hugs from Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise and Madonna in a packed Chicago arena. REUTERS/John Gress

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The Space Shuttle Challenger moves through the fog on its way down the crawler way en route to Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in this NASA handout photo dated November 30, 1982. REUTERS/NASA/Handout

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Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic appears in court at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Hague, June 3, 2011. Mladic appeared on Friday before the Yugoslav war crimes court to hear charges of genocide over the 1992-95 Bosnian war. REUTERS/Martin Meissner/Pool

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A dog barks at a formation of riot police near the Greek parliament in Athens, June 15, 2011. Tens of thousands of grassroot activists and unionists converged on Athens' central Syntagma (Constitution) Square Wednesday as Prime Minister George Papandreou prepared to push through a new five-year campaign of tax hikes, spending cuts and selloffs of state property to continue receiving aid from the European Union and International Monetary Fund and avoid default. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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A Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldier stands in line during a rehearsal of the Independence Day ceremony in Juba July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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Casey Anthony (C) reacts with her defense team following her acquittal on first degree murder charges of her daughter Caylee at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Red Huber/Pool

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News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch is seen leaving his flat with Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News International, in central London in this July 10, 2011 file photograph. Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch's most senior newspaper executive in Britain, has resigned as chief executive of News International, the British subsidiary of News Corp, Sky News reported on July 15, 2011. REUTERS/Olivia Harris/Files

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A woman carries her baby as she queues for food in a camp established by the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG) for the internally displaced people in Mogadishu July 20, 2011. The United Nations said on Wednesday two regions of southern Somalia had been hit by the worst famine in the area for 20 years and that 3.7 million people in the anarchic Horn of Africa nation risked starvation. REUTERS/African Union-United Nations Information Support Team/Stuart Price/Handout

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An injured man is attended to at the site of a powerful explosion that rocked central Oslo July 22, 2011. A huge explosion damaged government buildings in central Oslo on Friday including Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's office, injuring several people, a Reuters witness said. The blast blew out most windows on the 17-storey building housing Stoltenberg's office, as well as nearby ministries including the oil ministry, which was on fire. REUTERS/Per Thrana

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An internally displaced Afghan man talks from a small window at a refugee camp in Kabul July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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An unidentified severely malnourished Somali refugee child rests inside a ward at the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital at the Dagahale refugee camp in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 28, 2011. Aid groups, which have been clamoring for money to help famine-stricken Somalia, are struggling to reach millions in the affected areas. Some 3.7 million Somalis risk starvation in two regions of south Somalia controlled by Islamist al Shabaab militants. Yet more than 2 million of them have not received any help. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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Police spray demonstrators from the India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with water canons as the demonstrators try to climb past barricades during an anti-government protest in New Delhi August 9, 2011. Thousands of opposition activists marched on the Indian parliament on Tuesday demanding the resignation of a prominent ruling Congress politician over corruption, the latest move to pressure the beleaguered government to act. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma

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Hundreds of messages of support from the community of Peckham are seen posted on a looted storefront in southeast London August 10, 2011. British cities began on Wednesday to clean up shopping streets littered with debris from a night of looting by gangs of hooded youths copying the tactics of young Londoners who had rampaged through districts of the capital for three nights.REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik (L), the man accused of a killing spree and bomb attack in Norway, sits in the rear of a vehicle as he is transported in a police convoy as he is leaving the courthouse in Oslo July 25, 2011. A judge ordered eight weeks detention on Monday for Breivik who has admitted a bombing and shooting massacre that killed about 90 people and who claimed in court to have two more groups of collaborators. Custody, in line with prosecutors' request, will allow them to investigate the case against Breivik, 32, an anti-Islamic zealot who has previously claimed sole responsibility for Friday's attacks. The custody can be extended. REUTERS/Jon-Are Berg-Jacobsen/Aftenposten via Scanpix

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A man climbs a pole at the center of a pond while people try to grab a goat from the water as part of the Deopokhari festival in Khokana August 15, 2011. During the annual festival, a live goat is thrown into a pond and the team of devotees that retrieve the animal first wins. REUTERS/Sanjog Manandhar

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A girl holds a peacock feather during the Krishna Janmashtami festival in Lalitpur near Kathmandu August 21, 2011. Krishna Janmashtami marks the birth of Hindu god Krishna. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez takes part in an ecumenic ceremony to pray for his health and cancer treatment at Miraflores Palace in Caracas August 21, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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Somali government forces shoot at close range to execute two former soldiers Abdi Sankus Abdi (R) and Abdullahi Jinow Guure (L) at the Iskola Bulisiya square in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, August 22, 2011. The military court of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) executed Abdi, 31, and Guure, 29, after they were found guilty of killing another soldier and a civilian on the basis of witness testimony, the Chairman of the Military Court Hassan Mohamed Hussein Mungab said. REUTERS/Omar Faruk

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Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair walk to catch a cab in New York August 25, 2011. A New York judge dropped all criminal sexual assault charges against Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday after prosecutors lost faith in the credibility of his accuser. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

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Policemen take pictures of the unfolding of a giant thangka, a religious silk embroidery or painting unique to Tibet, during the Shoton Festival at Drepung Monastery on the outskirts of Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region August 29, 2011. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

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Policemen and residents run as waves from a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River in Haining, Zhejiang province August 31, 2011. As Typhoon Nanmadol approaches eastern China, the tides and waves in Qiantang River recorded its highest level in 10 years, local media reported. REUTERS/China Daily

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German police remove a left-wing demonstrator from a road blockade during a counter-demonstration against a neo-Nazi rally in Dortmund September 3, 2011. REUTERS/Alex Domanski

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A wild cow chases runners at the bullring following the first running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 7, 2011. Four people suffered minor injuries in the run that lasted two and a half minutes, according to local news sources. REUTERS/Vincent West

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Members of a white supremacy group give the fascist salute during a gathering in West Allis, Wisconsin, September 3, 2011. Neo-Nazi demonstrators gathered for a rally in defense of white America in response to an incident that Milwaukee Police Chief described as racially charged violence outside the Wisconsin state fair on August 4, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Hauck

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A tear runs down the face of one-year-old boy Asho as he takes refuge with his family in a camp for flood victims in the Badin district of Pakistan's Sindh province September 20, 2011. The latest floods, triggered by monsoon rains, have killed more than 300 people, destroyed or damaged 1.4 million houses and flooded 4.5 million acres (1.8 million hectares) since late last month, officials and Western aid groups say. More than 300,000 people have been moved to shelters. Some 800,000 families hit by last year's floods are still homeless. Aid groups have warned of a growing risk of fatal diseases. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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A Tunisian woman, seen through a broken glass window, walks next to the swimming pool at the empty and ransacked home of Kaif Ben Ali, nephew of former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, in the Mediterranean resort of Hammamet, about 60 km from the capital January 16, 2011. Showing their contempt for Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's family, several hundred people filed through the home of Kaif Ben Ali, taking photographs, picking up plants as souvenirs and stripping out plumbing fixtures, two days after the president was ousted. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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Police officers wearing riot gear walk past a burning building in Tottenham, north London August 7, 2011. Crowds attacked riot police and set two squad cars alight in north London on Saturday following a protest at the fatal shooting of a man by armed officers earlier in the week. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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Demonstrators carrying signs march as they are reflected in a mirror in Port-au-Prince September 23, 2011, as Haitian President Michel Martelly is scheduled to speak to the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Demonstrators accuse the United Nations Stabilisation Mission In Haiti (UNSTAMIH), also known as MINUSTAH, for bringing cholera into their country, for the rape and murder of their people and demand for their immediate withdrawal. REUTERS/Swoan Parker

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Ukrainian ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko (2nd R) addresses the media, with Interior Ministry officers surrounding her, during a session at the Pecherskiy district court in Kiev October 11, 2011. The European Commission said on Tuesday it was deeply disappointed by the sentencing of Ukraine's former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in prison and said it could have profound implications for relations with the bloc. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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A view of the drain where Muammar Gaddafi was hiding before he was captured in Sirte October 21, 2011. The United Nations human rights office called on Friday for a full investigation into the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and voiced concerns that he may have been executed. Images filmed on mobile phones before and after Gaddafi's death showed him wounded and bloodied but clearly alive after his capture in his hometown of Sirte on Thursday, and then dead amidst a jostling crowd of anti-Gaddafi fighters. REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori

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Two Copts fight with man (C), who onlookers say was a Muslim, prior to clashes between Coptic youths and riot police, who later opened fire with rubber bullets and tear gas, along the streets outside a Coptic Orthodox church in Alexandria, 230 km (140 miles) north of Cairo, January 1, 2011. A bomb killed at least 17 people outside the church in the Egyptian city of Alexandria early on New Year's Day and the Interior Ministry said a foreign-backed suicide bomber may have been responsible. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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A gunman identified as Arnel Buenaflor aims his pistol at local village politician Reynaldo Dagsa shortly before Dagsa was assassinated in this handout photo released by Dagsa's family in Manila on January 5, 2011. Reynaldo Dagsa took this picture of his family on New Year's eve moments before he was killed by Gonzales who was captured on his camera together with an accomplice (man on the right). Police said, they arrested Gonzales and his accomplice in the assassination. REUTERS/Dagsa Family/Handout

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Incoming House Speaker John Boehner (R) becomes emotional and cries as outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (L) introduces him to take over the gavel and the podium after Boehner was elected speaker on the opening day of the 112th United States Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 5, 2011. Republicans are taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives since winning a majority in the November U.S. Congressional mid-term elections. REUTERS/Jim Young

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A fisherman arranges a fishing net as his wife paddles their boat in the waters of the Periyar river on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Kochi January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Sivaram V

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A policeman fires a teargas shell towards protesters demanding a separate Telangana state carved out of the southern Andhra Pradesh state during a demonstration in Hyderabad January 7, 2011. Supporters of Telangana statehood say the interior region has been neglected in favour of Andhra Pradesh's dominant coastal districts. Opponents fear the loss of Hyderabad to the new state will cut off a major revenue stream for Andhra Pradesh, which has invested heavily in a city that is home to companies such as Microsoft, Google and Mahindra Satyam. REUTERS/Stringer

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A Palestinian woman throws a stone towards Israeli soldiers during a weekly protest against the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah, January 7, 2011, after a Palestinian woman, Jawaher Abu Rahme, died following a protest in Bilin last week. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

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France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy wipes the brow of her husband, France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, as they visit a market in Fort-de-France on the Martinique island January 8, 2011. Sarkozy and his wife travel to Martinique and Guadeloupe to deliver New Year's address to French overseas territories before a meeting with the U.S. President in Washington on Monday. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' husband, NASA shuttle commander Mark Kelly (C) and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napliano hold hands at the Together We Thrive: Tucson and America event held to support and remember the victims of the mass shooting, at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, January 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

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A trainee leopard crawls along a 50 metre-long path of jagged coral and rocks as part of the Taiwan Marine Corps frogmen Road to Heaven test in Zuoying, Kaohsiung January 19, 2011. The test is the final stage of a nine-week intensive Amphibious Training Program. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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A Lebanese soldier runs past burning tires lit by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri during what they called a day of anger, at the main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon, southern Lebanon January 25, 2011. Hundreds of supporters of Hariri protested in north Lebanon on Tuesday against the expected nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government. REUTERS/ Ali Hashisho

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Riot police keep watch as they hold shields during clashes with protesters in Cairo January 26, 2011. Thousands of Egyptians defied a ban on protests by returning to Egypt's streets on Wednesday and calling for President Hosni Mubarak to leave office, and some scuffled with police. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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Immigrants and asylum seekers, with their mouths taped, protest to demand for asylum in central Athens February 1, 2011. An estimated half a million illegal immigrants and asylum seekers live in the Mediterranean state of about 11 million inhabitants, many of them in Athens, and an increasing share of those trying to reach the EU come in through Greece. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (

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Anti-Gaddafi fighters return fire during clashes with Gaddafi forces in Sirte October 15, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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Egyptian celebrates after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation in Cairo February 11, 2011. A furious wave of protest finally swept Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh