31 December 2011

6 striking photos from 2011.

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 1st May. (Reuters / HANDOUT) 

 
Police spray Ugandan opposition party leaders with colored water during demonstrations in the capital Kampala on 10th May. (Reuters / James Akena)

Stefanie Gordon: "Here's another Photo of the shuttle from my plane.
http://twitpic.com/4yg6hs" (16th May)

Vancouver Stanley Cup riot, 15th June (Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Rich Lam: "In the Vancouver riots the police were surging, charging the crowd, which scattered. It was one of those moments when the police stopped, so I stopped and saw two people lying in pretty much an empty street. My first thought was that the woman was hurt. I shot two frames and moved on. It was only back at the hockey rink where we were based that my editors took over. That’s where someone mentioned 'that kissing couple picture'. I didn’t know what they were talking about. I’ve since met the couple a few times. They are still together, doing fine in Melbourne"

An aid worker using an iPad captures an image of a dead cow's decomposing carcass in Wajir near the Kenya-Somalia border on 23rd July. (Reuters / STRINGER)

Occupy London protesters were served with a notice from the City of London Corporation to clear 'public highways' by 6pm, 17th November (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

(via GuardianEyeWitnessBuzzFeed)