From Buzzfeed’s 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011. Subjective as any best-of list but powerful nonetheless. Click pix to enlarge.
From top: A makeshift Steve Jobs memorial at the Apple Store in SOHO New York; an aerial shot of the damage immediately following the Japanese tsunami (Reuters / KYODO); a before and after shot of Joplin, Missouri after the tornado hit on May 22; (zeitlosimagery); Chile’s Puyehue volcano erupts, causing air traffic cancellations across South America, New Zealand, Australia and forcing over 3,000 people to evacuate; 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 (Reuters / HANDOUT), and 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.)