2011 News Photos of the Year (150 images)

In a year mired in economic despair, social and political revolutions, unrest across the world, these were some of the most indelible images taken by UPI photographers during 2011.
Updated: Dec. 13, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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David Megerle works at the top of the Washington Monument on September 28, 2011, in Washington. Rappellers have been inspecting the Monument for more damage from last month's earthquake after large cracks were found near the top. UPI/Colin Winterbottom/NPS
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