The 45 Most Powerful Photographs of 2011

by mimshaikh

A collection of the 45 most powerful images of 2011 from across the globe.

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.

A woman rebel fighter supporter fires an AK-47 rifle as she reacts to the news of the withdrawal of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s forces from Benghazi on March 19.

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.

Mihag Gedi Farah, a seven-month-old child, is held by his mother in a field hospital of the International Rescue Committee in the town of Dadaab, Kenya. The baby has since made a full recovery.

A woman jumps from a burning building during the London riots in August.

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