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.