Photos of 2011 – my top ten

The year of 2011 made some landmarks in history. Photography, uploaded to the web, becomes a common memory.
Greece Riots
photo about riots in Greece via flickr.com by dimios the tailor sent to my flickr group BLOG IT! – click on the photo to enter his gallery
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Let’s follow the yearly rite of looking back to the past 12 month’s landmarks – for example take a look at some TIME / LIFE magazine photos – here my favorite emotional top ten (out of 100):
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Scott Jones and his girlfriend Alex Thomas appear to be romancing in the midst of a riot…
2
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Gaddafi shot dead
3
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hurt animal trying to escape during bullfight in Valencia, Spain
4
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resting on Cairo‘s Tahrir Square
5
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Public Hanging in Iran
6
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left bride trying to make suicide
7
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Japan‘s disaster
8
www.life.com/hdgallery/67641/image/ugc1393781/2011-pictur…
the biggest idiot of the year
9
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Occupy Wall Street
10
www.life.com/hdgallery/67641/image/ugc1393781/2011-pictur…
Typhoon in the Philippines
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19 responses to “Photos of 2011 – my top ten

  1. Some of them are really sad. many things happened this year.

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  2. Yikes! Now how about your Top 10 feel good favorites! Margie

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    • maybe there is something good in many bad situations:
      the bride was rescued (6), also the man in the Tsunami (10) –
      not Gaddafi (2) – but maybe it is very good, that
      the things are changing now there in Libya –
      sad for Syria: still nothing has changed there.
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      for me this year 2011 is the hope giving phenomena
      that people – supported by the web – try to resist
      selfish administrations in so many countries!

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  3. Very powerful images, all of them gruesome on some level, but not necessarily despairing. Some reveal the evil of humanity and nature, but behind that the strength of the human soul and compassion for another’s sorrow.

    Great stuff.

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  4. get lost in your images. Photographs are strong, real.
    I discover things I’ve ever seen.
    And for that I say Thanks
    vento

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  5. A very gripping collection of photos. As far as nature, it often reminds me it must be respected. I am mindful of the power, strength and force of nature (water, wind, snow, ice, fire, earthquakes, etc., etc., etc.)

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  6. My goodness what powerfully emotional photos, but are there any happy ones in your faves?

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  7. eine gute Auswahl getroffen Dietmar, das war sicherlich nicht leicht

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  8. A very powerful collection Dietmar – 2011 has not been a good year.

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  9. Very beautiful in their own way, Frizztext. Thank you again.
    Just adding two links to the way our Southern hemisphere began 2011.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/qld-floods/
    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/christchurch-earthquake/

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  10. I am glad to know the bride was rescued. All seems so serious and grim, really.
    A good compilation.
    Images evoke a strong response.

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  11. These “Life” photos are always so intriguing and newsworthy.
    Wonderful research and posting.
    Thank you, Frizz.
    Isadora

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  12. TBM

    Thanks! Powerful images.

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  13. thirdhandart

    It doesn’t matter what language you speak when you see these very powerful images. The emotions evoked are familiar to humans everywhere: sadness, despair, fright, uneasiness, etc.

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  14. The burning policeman working the riots in Greece and the disaster in Japan photo from LIFE show how we humans JUST DO NOT QUIT, especially when we join together in common cause. (OWS included, of course!) Thanks for the collection, frizztext: you serve us all so well with your editorial skills re:FLICKR!

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  15. As everyone has been saying, some very, very powerful selections, sir…

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  16. Good God! I hope that man survived that brutal fire… It’s been a long year.
    I pray 2012 will be a blessing to all of us. 😉

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