Dec. 7, 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack on U.S. military installations in Pearl Harbor. The attack pushed the U.S. to join World War II, and signaled the beginning of the end for the Axis Powers. These photos were taken during or soon after the tragic attacks.
Could anyone have been expected to beat out the finale to the "Harry Potter" series at the box office? Many tried, and some came close, but "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" managed to take the lead. Find out what else audiences flocked to at cinemas worldwide with the top 10 highest-grossing films of 2011.
This year's recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors were musician Yo-Yo Ma, actress Meryl Streep, singer Neil Diamond, jazz great Sonny Rollins and actress Barbara Cook. The Kennedy Center Honors are given annually to salute a select group for their contributions to the performance arts in America.
The Packers continued their undefeated run with a contested win against the Giants, the Cowboys employed some questionable kicking tactics to lose against the Cardinals in the last two seconds of the game and the Redskins continued to be the Redskins in Week 13 of the NFL.
ABC News and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey took a look at the most relevant, important and resonating tweets to have been sent out over the past year, coming up with a list ranging between the beginning of a live account of the raid on bin Laden's compound, reactions to the Arab Spring and a successful attempt to get a free steak.
Different communities have different interests, and the Facebook community, with its hundreds of millions of members, is no different. Facebook listed the 40 most shared articles over the past year, which can be see here, but for now, take a look at 2011's top 10.
'Tis the season for holiday decorations to make their way out of the basement and onto the shelves, walls and living rooms of homes worldwide, and the White House is no different. The 2011 White House holiday decorations were unveiled on November 30, 2011.
Sometimes the news isn't about politics or global security, but about the strange and surreal goings-on of a man refusing millions of dollars, ghosts allegedly engaging in intercourse and a digital pop star. These are the top 10 odd news stories of 2011, as ranked by their popularity on UPI.com.
From Fukushima to Joplin, the world saw its fair share of natural disasters in 2011, with some, like the East Coast earthquake, owing their scope to surprise and social media and others, like the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan, astounding the world by their sheer ferocity.
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