2011 Powerful Images

Powerful Images of 2011

A U.S. Army soldier takes five with an Afghan boy during a patrol in Pul-e Alam, a town in Logar province, eastern Afghanistan.

Buzzfeed recently published their picks for the 45 most powerful images of 2011. It’s hard to believe all of this took place in the space of just twelve months. Our planet and its inhabitants have been through a lot this year. Hopefully next year will be better. What’s the saying? Once you’ve hit bottom, you’ve got no place to go but up? Maybe we are on the upswing. Although, looking through the images, there are a few things that bring hope. I tried to post a few of those images here to help give us all a positive outlook on the year ahead and maybe the thought that we shouldn’t throw in the towel just yet.

 

Firefighters of Ladder Company 4 — which lost seven men on 9/11 — perched together on their aerial ladder, watching a news bulletin in Times Square declaring that Osama bin Laden was dead on May 2.

Australian Scott Jones kisses his Canadian girlfriend Alex Thomas after she was knocked to the ground by a police officer's riot shield in Vancouver, British Columbia.

[via Buzzfeed]

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