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Egyptians erupt in anger, giving a thumbs-down as they listen to a speech by President Hosni Mubarak in which he announced that he was not stepping down. But Mubarak was soon toppled.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

In early February, about a week before Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was forced from power, anti-Mubarak protesters throw rocks at pro-Mubarak forces on the edge of Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ride into the protests in and around Tahrir Square in early February.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

One of the hundreds who were injured is helped away during clashes in early February between pro- and anti-Mubarak demonstrators.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

An anti-Mubarak protester lies down in an attempt to prevent an Egyptian tank from entering Tahrir Square and knocking down one of the barricades set up in early February to hold back Mubarak supporters, some of whom can be seen on the overpass in the background.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Amr Ibrahim is lifted up in his wheelchair by the crowd on Feb. 4 in Tahrir Square, where thousands gathered, many chanting for the departure of Hosni Mubarak from Egypt. Their wish was granted a week later.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Libyan rebel fighters run for cover as a missile explodes near a checkpoint in Ras Lanuf on March 7.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Libyan rebels drive past a burning vehicle while chasing forces loyal to Moammar Kadafi on March 2.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Men and boys climb aboard a Libyan tank abandoned by Moammar Kadafi's forces on the Benghazi waterfront on Feb. 24.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Fires burn in the Natori area of the town of Sendai, which was destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A man waits while Natori firefighters work to pry open his car to look for his missing family members after he found the family car in Natori three days after the quake and tsunami. The firefighters found no one in the car.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Hawa Barre Osman. a Somali refugee, looks for signs of recovery in her severely malnourished son, Abdi Noor Ibrahim, 1, at a feeding center at a complex near Dadaab, Kenya. The worst drought in decades blistered the Horn of Africa, where the United Nations said 12 million people were in need of emergency aid.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Somali refugees, known as "new arrivals," wait to be registered at Camp IFO, on the outskirts of Dadaab. At one point, an estimated 1,000 to 2,000 refugees were arriving every day at the the complex.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Finn Straine, 12, left, and his brother Charlie Straine, 10, stand by the name of their father, James Straine Jr., who was killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City. They were visiting the new memorial that opened on the 10th anniversary.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyb Cole / Los Angeles Times

At a ceremony in November, a Marine at Camp Pendleton pays tribute to one of 17 comrades killed during a recent combat tour in Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Scott Radetski, Karen Mendoza, Jon Gross and Shannon Book work to carry a 13-foot cross to the top of a mountain at Camp Pendleton to honor Marines who have fallen or been wounded in combat.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Newly elected Gov. Jerry Brown peeks at his notes as he delivers an inaugural address at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A driver covers his face after his car became stuck during a March sand storm.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Firefighters from several departments battle a four-alarm blaze that destroyed one beach home and heavily damaged two others in May. Authorities said a barbecue was likely to blame.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Judy Watson, left, and Livia Chiurazzni try to console each other outside the Salon Meritage in Seal Beach after a gunman killed eight people, including his estranged wife, on Oct 12. Chiurazzni worked at a salon next door.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Crews from the Department of Water And Power cut a power line connected to pole that ended up at the bottom of a giant landslide that started sending a stretch of bluff-top road into the Pacific Ocean in November.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A firefighter works at the site of a burning gasoline tanker on the 60 Freeway on Dec. 14. No injuries were reported but the freeway had to be closed for several days.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Larry Harsha passes under a massive uprooted tree Dec. 1 on Pine Bluff Drive, the day after unusually strong winds damaged structures and left more than 380,000 households without power.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Actress Lindsay Lohan is in custody Oct. 19 after getting the news that her probation was revoked.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Dr. Conrad Murray wipes a tear Sept. 27 during opening arguments in his trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

One of about two dozen protesters sits in a tent in the lobby of the Bank of America building in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 9. Members of the group chanted, "Bank of America, bad for America!" as they occupied the building for about 30 minutes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

LAPD officers arrest an Occupy L.A. protester near the encampment at City Hall early on the morning of Nov. 30.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles resident John Walsh points angrily to state Assembly Speaker John Perez during public comments at City Hall on March 1. Perez addressed the City Council seeking its support of AB 46, legislation to dissolve the government in the city of Vernon, which he called the only way to end corruption there.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Isabella Hester, the 20-month-old niece of fallen LAPD Officer Steven G. Gajda, looks for a spot to place her red rose on a memorial wall at the LAPD administration building after the annual Los Angeles Police Memorial Ceremony on May 5. The department holds the ceremony to honor officers killed in the line of duty.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Inmate pastoral care worker Andrew Shelton reads the Bible to William Merritt as the terminally ill man lies dying at the inmate hospice at the California Medical Center on Feb. 11.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Joseph Gutierrez peeks into the kitchen window as he paces his backyard on June 23. His mother suspects he is autistic but has gotten conflicting diagnoses.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Jese Castillo covers his eyes as he plays during his 11th birthday party in his backyard. By the time he was 5, it was clear he was profoundly autistic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Alexandrea says a prayer before eating the dinner her mother, Equllia Tucker, prepared. Faith plays a big part in the lives of the financially struggling family in Pasadena. "All we have now is hope and faith," Equllia said. "That's all we're living on now."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Katie Falkenberg / For The Times

Terry Dickerson, 4, sleeps on a coffee table in the living room of the family's home on April 8. Most of the family's furniture had to be sold to make ends meet.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Sparks rain down as workers begin to raze a section of the Mulholland Drive bridge over the 405 Freeway. The expected "Carmageddon" traffic chaos proved to be a no-show.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' "Brits to Watch" event at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles on July 9. Her husband, Prince William, is president of the academy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Actor Colin Firth, left, and wife Livia Giuggioli react after Tom Hooper wins as best director for "The King's Speech" at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on Feb. 27.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Jennifer Hudson backstage at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on Feb. 27.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Actress Kate Winslet checks her look before going on the interview circuit during coverage of the Emmy awards show, Sept. 18 at the Nokia Theatre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Colin Firth accepts the best actor award for "The King's Speech" in the Kodak Theatre on Feb. 27.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Director John Singleton reflects on his seminal film, "Boyz in the Hood," 20 years later at the Todd-AO Hollywood on July 20.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

In 2011, Zachary Quinto starred in and produced "Margin Call," a thiller about the 2008 Wall Street meltdown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker stars in a new CBS show, "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior," playing a profiler of psychopaths and serial killers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Paris Hilton at home, photographed April 29 ahead of her new TV show, "The World According to Paris."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is photographed in advance of his new project, "J. Edgar," on the Warner Bros. lot, Oct. 31.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Actress Viola Davis, star of the movie "The Help," at the Four Seasons Hotel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Reflected in an image of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a part of her series "Shattering Glass Ceilings," artist Toni Scott is seen in her home studio on Feb. 16.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Singer Lady Gaga emerges from an egg during her performance at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, held at Staples Center on Feb. 13.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Kasey Rose, contortionist and member of "The FreakShow Deluxe", warms up before performing during the second annual Hollywood Fringe Festival on June 19.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

Dancer Yekaterina Shipulina performs in the Dumka piece during the "Reflections" ballet at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A music fan takes in a performance by the Aquabats at the Coachellla Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Colorado tight end Ryan Deehan yanks the face mask off UCLA linebacker Sean Westgate after he intercepted a first-half pass at the Rose Bowl.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Serge Ibaka grabs a stuffed animal with his mouth as he dunks the ball during the NBA Dunk Contest at the Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Kobe Bryant of the Lakers, right, celebrates with West All Star teammate Blake Griffin of the Clippers as they compete against the East at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Laker Andrew Bynum takes off his jersey after being ejected from the game as Ron Artest escorts him against the Mavericks in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals in Dallas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Laker Pau Gasol bleeds from the face after a collision with Hornets DJ Mbenga at the Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Kobe Bryant walks away in disgust after disagreeing with a referee's call in the second half against the Hornets in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim owner Arte Moreno watches as Albert Pujols, left, and C.J. Wilson are introduced as new Angels at a news conference at Angel Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan shoots the ball over Dynamo goalie Tally Hall to score the game-winning goal in the MLS Championship at the Home Depot Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Michigan State's Branden Dawson battles North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo and John Henson for a rebound under a twilight sky during the first half of the Carrier Classic on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Olympic boxing hopeful Patricia Manuel in Wilmington.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Identical twins Venice Shaw, left and Inez Harries, 100 years old, are photographed at Harries' home in Sylmar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Payton Pritchett, 2, plays among the feathers as International Pillow Fight Day begins in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

A goose named flies alongside Dominic Ehrler, 65, as he rides his motor scooter on Park Avenue in Echo Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Pelicans dive for fish at Ventura Harbor.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

Bobby Okvist, 18, of Newport Beach, bails off his board after riding a large wave at the Wedge.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

A surfer leaves the water at the Huntington Beach Pier.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Visitors bask in the light of the setting sun near the Hermosa Beach Pier.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Noel Buller, 21, of Los Angeles stands in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard making a peace sign while a line of LAPD officers asks the crowd to disperse after a melee over a free concert by DJ Kaskade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Brandon Hess, 23, an American Film Institute student, plays saxophone during a break in a film project shooting at Chinatown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Local residents and winter tourists from El Centro, Calif., hold their ears as the Blue Angels roar by overhead.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Henry, one of the performing dogs on the "Havin' A Splash," Natural Balance Pet Foods float dives into the pool during the 2010 Rose Parade in Pasadena on January 1, 2010.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

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The Year in Pictures | 2011

As 2011 draws to a close, Framework looks back on an eventful, tumultuous year, documented by the photojournalists of the Los Angeles Times.

It was a year marked by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan; the Arab Spring in North Africa and the Middle East, with rebel uprisings and hard-fought battles resulting in the fall of Egypt’s president, Hosni Mubarak, and the capture and death of Libya’s Moammar Kadafi; and the humanitarian crisis of continued famine in Africa.

2011 also saw the somber 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks of 2001; the rise of the Occupy Wall Street movement; the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in London and their subsequent Southland visit; and the involuntary manslaughter trial, conviction and sentencing of Michael Jackson’s personal physician.

Carmageddon in Los Angeles, anticipated with dire predictions of monumental gridlock, turned out to be not so disruptive after all.

Almost nine years after the invasion of Iraq, the war was declared officially over with the withdrawal of all U.S. combat troops and their return home — in time for the holidays, no less.

As always, the worlds of entertainment, sports and celebrity are part of the gallery, adding a light, colorful touch to a memorable year.

Enjoy the look back with us, and have a wonderful 2012.

2 Comments

  1. December 29, 2011, 1:26 pm

    Could have done without the celebrities. Kinda cheapened the whole thing.

    By: anthony
  2. December 30, 2011, 4:37 pm

    Why do you have to add celebrities? You really think that Paris Hilton getting a new TV show is on the same level as the famine in Africa or that Kate Winslet "Checking her looks" is nearly as memorable as the fact that Egypt and Libya had a violent revolution? Sad times….

    Artfully and wonderfully done until you cheese up 1/3 of it with unimportant Hollywood vanity.

    By: Anthony

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