Flashback: 2011’s Top News Stories In Photos

MAY 17:  The historic Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Station is surrounded by floodwater May 17, 2011 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Mississippi river at Vicksburg is expected to crest May 19. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding along the Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Rising Rivers And Tributaries Continue To Flood Southern Communities And Farm Land MAY 17: The historic Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Station is surrounded by floodwater May 17, 2011 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Mississippi river at Vicksburg is expected to crest May 19. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding along the Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MAY 24: Christal Comstock sits outside her family home which was destroyed when a massive tornado passed through the town killing at least 116 people May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. The tornado that ripped through the town of about 50,000 people May 22, is being called the deadliest single tornado in the U.S. in 60 years. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri MAY 24: Christal Comstock sits outside her family home which was destroyed when a massive tornado passed through the town killing at least 116 people May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. The tornado that ripped through the town of about 50,000 people May 22, is being called the deadliest single tornado in the U.S. in 60 years. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
MAY 28: Shanie Spencer salvages what she can from what remains of her house on May 28, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. After the town was hit by a massive tornado that killed at least 142 people, denizens continue the process of recovering from the storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Joplin, Missouri Reels After F5 Tornado Devastates Town, Kills Over 130 MAY 28: Shanie Spencer salvages what she can from what remains of her house on May 28, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. After the town was hit by a massive tornado that killed at least 142 people, denizens continue the process of recovering from the storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MAY 29: Katlyn Wilkins (in tree) and Andrea Wilkins Morelli work on securing an American flag in a tree as they deal with the destruction caused by a massive tornado that passed through the town killing at least 139 people on May 29, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the town as it continues the process of recovering from the storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Joplin, Missouri Reels After F5 Tornado Devastates Town, Kills Over 130 MAY 29: Katlyn Wilkins (in tree) and Andrea Wilkins Morelli work on securing an American flag in a tree as they deal with the destruction caused by a massive tornado that passed through the town killing at least 139 people on May 29, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the town as it continues the process of recovering from the storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MAY 31:  U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) (R) speaks to the media regarding a lewd photo tweet May 31, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A close-up photo of underwear of a man was tweeted from Weiner'€™s Twitter account addressed to a college student in Seattle. The photo was deleted soon after and Weiner has claimed his account was hacked.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Rep. Andrew Weiner Speaks To Media In Wake Of Twitter Scandal MAY 31: U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) (R) speaks to the media regarding a lewd photo tweet May 31, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A close-up photo of underwear of a man was tweeted from Weiner'€™s Twitter account addressed to a college student in Seattle. The photo was deleted soon after and Weiner has claimed his account was hacked. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
JUNE 11:  Firefighters Cpt. Jimmy Neisen (L) and Wes Odom (C) and Tracy Wright, from Surprise, Arizona, work to put out a hot spot in a tree trunk on June 12, 2011 in Greer, Arizona.  Red flag warning has been posted for today as firefighters brace for high winds. The fire which is 5% contained has spread over more than 600 square miles as it crossed the border into New Mexico, destroying 29 homes, the majority in the resort town of Greer, and threatened 5,200 more.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Massive Arizona Wildfire Continues To Spread, Threatening Nearby Towns JUNE 11: Firefighters Cpt. Jimmy Neisen (L) and Wes Odom (C) and Tracy Wright, from Surprise, Arizona, work to put out a hot spot in a tree trunk on June 12, 2011 in Greer, Arizona. Red flag warning has been posted for today as firefighters brace for high winds. The fire which is 5% contained has spread over more than 600 square miles as it crossed the border into New Mexico, destroying 29 homes, the majority in the resort town of Greer, and threatened 5,200 more. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
JUNE 13: Republican candidates (L to R) former House Speaker Newt Gingrich laughs along with former Governor Mitt Romney (MA) and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (TX) prior to their debate June 13, 2011 at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. This is the first debate for the GOP contenders in the "First in the Nation" primary state of New Hampshire. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
Candidates Attend First GOP Primary Debate Of 2012 Presidential Race JUNE 13: Republican candidates (L to R) former House Speaker Newt Gingrich laughs along with former Governor Mitt Romney (MA) and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (TX) prior to their debate June 13, 2011 at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. This is the first debate for the GOP contenders in the "First in the Nation" primary state of New Hampshire. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
JUNE 15:  Riot police walk in the street as a couple kiss on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
Riot Breaks Out After Game In Vancouver JUNE 15: Riot police walk in the street as a couple kiss on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
JULY 01: Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves a hearing where he was released on his own recognizance at New York State Supreme Court on July 1, 2011 in New York City. Strauss-Kahn, arrested on May 14 on sexual assault charges, is back in court for a bail hearing amid new reports surrounding the accuser's credibility.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Dominique Strauss-Kahn Returns To Court In New York JULY 01: Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves a hearing where he was released on his own recognizance at New York State Supreme Court on July 1, 2011 in New York City. Strauss-Kahn, arrested on May 14 on sexual assault charges, is back in court for a bail hearing amid new reports surrounding the accuser's credibility. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
JULY 08: Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight Lifts Off From Cape Canaveral JULY 08: Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This lift off is the last in the 30-year-old shuttle program. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
AUGUST 13:  Safia Adem mourns the death of her son Hamza Ali Faysal, 3, in a camp of displaced Somalis within the rubble of the Cathedral of Mogadishu on August 13, 2011 in Mogadishu, Somalia. The malnourished child died of sickness two weeks after fleeing with his family from famine and drought in far southern Somalia. The US government estimates that some 30,000 children have died in southern Somalia in the last 90 days from the crisis.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Somali Famine Refugees Seek Aid In Mogadishu AUGUST 13: Safia Adem mourns the death of her son Hamza Ali Faysal, 3, in a camp of displaced Somalis within the rubble of the Cathedral of Mogadishu on August 13, 2011 in Mogadishu, Somalia. The malnourished child died of sickness two weeks after fleeing with his family from famine and drought in far southern Somalia. The US government estimates that some 30,000 children have died in southern Somalia in the last 90 days from the crisis. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
OCTOBER 05:  Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement are reflected in a stock ticket screen as they march though Lower Manhattan on October 5, 2011 in New York City. Thousands of protesters including union members and college students from an organized walkout joined the rally and march.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Labor Movement And An Organized College Walkout Add Support To Occupy Wall Street Protest OCTOBER 05: Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement are reflected in a stock ticket screen as they march though Lower Manhattan on October 5, 2011 in New York City. Thousands of protesters including union members and college students from an organized walkout joined the rally and march. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
JULY 24: John Feinblatt (R) and Jonathan Mintz (L) celebrate after marrying with their daughters Maeve (BOTTOM-L) and Georgia at Gracie Mansion on July 24, 2011 in New York City. The longtime partners work at City Hall for Mayor Bloomberg who officiated the wedding; today was the first day gay couples were allowed to legally marry in New York state. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Clerks Offices Open Sunday For First Day Of Gay Marriages JULY 24: John Feinblatt (R) and Jonathan Mintz (L) celebrate after marrying with their daughters Maeve (BOTTOM-L) and Georgia at Gracie Mansion on July 24, 2011 in New York City. The longtime partners work at City Hall for Mayor Bloomberg who officiated the wedding; today was the first day gay couples were allowed to legally marry in New York state. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
JULY 25: A weed grows out of the dry cracked bed of O.C. Fisher Lake on July 25, 2011 in San Angelo, Texas. The 5,440 acre lake which was established to provide flood control and serve as a secondary drinking water source for San Angelo and the surrounding communities is now dry following an extended drought in the region. The lake which has a maximum depth of 58 feet is also used for boating, fishing and swimming. The San Angelo area has seen only 2.5 inches of rain this year. The past nine months have been the driest in Texas since record keeping began in 1895, with 75% of the state classified as exceptional drought, the worst level. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Farmers, Ranchers Struggle As Texas Endures Historic Drought JULY 25: A weed grows out of the dry cracked bed of O.C. Fisher Lake on July 25, 2011 in San Angelo, Texas. The 5,440 acre lake which was established to provide flood control and serve as a secondary drinking water source for San Angelo and the surrounding communities is now dry following an extended drought in the region. The lake which has a maximum depth of 58 feet is also used for boating, fishing and swimming. The San Angelo area has seen only 2.5 inches of rain this year. The past nine months have been the driest in Texas since record keeping began in 1895, with 75% of the state classified as exceptional drought, the worst level. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
JULY 25: Tiril Killi, 16, cries as hundreds of thousands of people gather at a memorial vigil following Friday's twin extremist attacks, July 25, 2011 in Oslo, Norway. Anders Behring Breivik, 32, claimed that he has "two more cells" working with him as he appeared in court today following a bomb blast at a government building in Oslo and a shooting massacre on nearby Utoya Island that killed at least 76 people in all. The death toll was originally reported as 93. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)
Vigil Held After Twin Attacks By Lone Extremist in Oslo JULY 25: Tiril Killi, 16, cries as hundreds of thousands of people gather at a memorial vigil following Friday's twin extremist attacks, July 25, 2011 in Oslo, Norway. Anders Behring Breivik, 32, claimed that he has "two more cells" working with him as he appeared in court today following a bomb blast at a government building in Oslo and a shooting massacre on nearby Utoya Island that killed at least 76 people in all. The death toll was originally reported as 93. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)
JULY 06: (This Image was made with a panoramic film camera and scanned into a digital file) A couple embraces on the Hudson River waterfront with Lower Manhattan and the rising One World Trade Center (TOP C) in the background on July 6, 2011 in Jersey City, New Jersey. More than 2,700 people were killed when al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked U.S. passenger jets and flew them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Nearly ten years after the crippling attacks on Lower Manhattan, business, tourism and new construction like One World Trade Center have rejuvenated the formerly devastated cityscape. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
The Regeneration Of Ground Zero: Lower Manhattan Ten Years After The 9/11 Attacks JULY 06: (This Image was made with a panoramic film camera and scanned into a digital file) A couple embraces on the Hudson River waterfront with Lower Manhattan and the rising One World Trade Center (TOP C) in the background on July 6, 2011 in Jersey City, New Jersey. More than 2,700 people were killed when al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked U.S. passenger jets and flew them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Nearly ten years after the crippling attacks on Lower Manhattan, business, tourism and new construction like One World Trade Center have rejuvenated the formerly devastated cityscape. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
AUGUST 08: A hooded youth walks past a burning vehicle in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. Pockets of rioting and looting continues to take place in various boroughs of London this evening, as well as in Birmingham, prompted by the initial rioting in Tottenham and then in Brixton on Sunday night. It has been announced that the Prime Minister David Cameron and his family are due to return home from their summer holiday in Tuscany, Italy to respond to the rioting. Disturbances broke out late on Saturday night in Tottenham and the surrounding area after the killing of Mark Duggan, 29 and a father-of-four, by armed police in an attempted arrest on August 4. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Riots And Looting Continues Across London AUGUST 08: A hooded youth walks past a burning vehicle in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. Pockets of rioting and looting continues to take place in various boroughs of London this evening, as well as in Birmingham, prompted by the initial rioting in Tottenham and then in Brixton on Sunday night. It has been announced that the Prime Minister David Cameron and his family are due to return home from their summer holiday in Tuscany, Italy to respond to the rioting. Disturbances broke out late on Saturday night in Tottenham and the surrounding area after the killing of Mark Duggan, 29 and a father-of-four, by armed police in an attempted arrest on August 4. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
AUGUST 12: The Statue of Liberty is seen beneath the rising moon on August 12, 2011 in New York City. More than 2,700 people were killed when al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked U.S. passenger jets and flew them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Nearly ten years after the crippling attacks on Lower Manhattan, business, tourism and new construction like One World Trade Center have rejuvenated the formerly devastated cityscape.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Construction Continues At Ground Zero On One World Trade Center AUGUST 12: The Statue of Liberty is seen beneath the rising moon on August 12, 2011 in New York City. More than 2,700 people were killed when al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked U.S. passenger jets and flew them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Nearly ten years after the crippling attacks on Lower Manhattan, business, tourism and new construction like One World Trade Center have rejuvenated the formerly devastated cityscape. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
AUGUST 13:  Aden Madow carries the body of Hamza Ali Faysal, 3, from a camp of displaced Somalis within the rubble of the Cathedral of Mogadishu on August 13, 2011 in Mogadishu, Somalia. The malnourished child died of sickness two weeks after fleeing with his family from famine and drought in far southern Somalia. The US government estimates that some 30,000 children have died in southern Somalia in the last 90 days.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Somali Famine Refugees Seek Aid In Mogadishu AUGUST 13: Aden Madow carries the body of Hamza Ali Faysal, 3, from a camp of displaced Somalis within the rubble of the Cathedral of Mogadishu on August 13, 2011 in Mogadishu, Somalia. The malnourished child died of sickness two weeks after fleeing with his family from famine and drought in far southern Somalia. The US government estimates that some 30,000 children have died in southern Somalia in the last 90 days. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
AUGUST 13: The stage collapses at the Indiana State Fair August 13, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The stage fell just before country duo Sugarland were scheduled to perform, killing at least four people and injuring as many as 40 more. (Photo by Joey Foley/Getty Images)
Sugarland's Stage Collapses At The Indiana State Fair AUGUST 13: The stage collapses at the Indiana State Fair August 13, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The stage fell just before country duo Sugarland were scheduled to perform, killing at least four people and injuring as many as 40 more. (Photo by Joey Foley/Getty Images)
AUGUST 14: Halima Hassan holds her severely malnourished son Abdulrahman Abshir, 7 months, at the Banadir hospital on August 14, 2011 in Mogadishu, Somalia. The US government estimates that some 30,000 children have died in southern Somalia in the last 90 days due to famine and drought. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Somali Famine Refugees Seek Aid In Mogadishu AUGUST 14: Halima Hassan holds her severely malnourished son Abdulrahman Abshir, 7 months, at the Banadir hospital on August 14, 2011 in Mogadishu, Somalia. The US government estimates that some 30,000 children have died in southern Somalia in the last 90 days due to famine and drought. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
AUGUST 15:  President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall style meeting at the Seed Savers Exchange on August 15, 2011 in Decorah, Iowa. President Obama is on a bus tour of Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois where according to the White House he will  discuss ways to grow the economy, strengthen the middle class and accelerate hiring in communities and towns across the nation and hear directly from Americans, including small business owners, local families, private sector leaders, rural organizations, and government officials  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Obama Takes Three-Day Midwestern Bus Tour To Discuss Economy AUGUST 15: President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall style meeting at the Seed Savers Exchange on August 15, 2011 in Decorah, Iowa. President Obama is on a bus tour of Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois where according to the White House he will discuss ways to grow the economy, strengthen the middle class and accelerate hiring in communities and towns across the nation and hear directly from Americans, including small business owners, local families, private sector leaders, rural organizations, and government officials (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
AUGUST 17: A U.S. Army carry team moves the transfer case of U.S. Army Spc. Joseph A. VanDreumel during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base on August 17, 2011 in Dover, Delaware. Spc. VanDreumel, who was from Grand Rapids, Michigan, was killed while participating in combat operations in Afghanistan. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Remains Of Two U.S. Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan Arrive At Dover AFB AUGUST 17: A U.S. Army carry team moves the transfer case of U.S. Army Spc. Joseph A. VanDreumel during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base on August 17, 2011 in Dover, Delaware. Spc. VanDreumel, who was from Grand Rapids, Michigan, was killed while participating in combat operations in Afghanistan. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
AUGUST 28: Branches litter an alley due to Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in Virginia Beach, VA. The Category 1 storm made landfall in North Carolina. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
Virginia Begins Recovery From Hurricane Irene AUGUST 28: Branches litter an alley due to Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011 in Virginia Beach, VA. The Category 1 storm made landfall in North Carolina. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
AUGUST 28: High winds from Hurricane Irene knocked down five large trees in front of the East River Cooperative Village apartment buildings along Grand Street August 28, 2011 in New York City. The hurricane hit New York as a Category 1 storm before being downgraded to a tropical storm. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York City Hit By Hurricane Irene AUGUST 28: High winds from Hurricane Irene knocked down five large trees in front of the East River Cooperative Village apartment buildings along Grand Street August 28, 2011 in New York City. The hurricane hit New York as a Category 1 storm before being downgraded to a tropical storm. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
SEPTEMBER 10: People view the Tribute in Light from the Top of the Rock observation deck on September 10, 2011 in New York City. The Tribute in Light is an art installation honoring those who perished in the 9/11 attacks. New York City and the nation are preparing for the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan which resulted in the deaths of 2,753 people at the World Trade Center. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For 10th Anniversary Of September 11 Attacks SEPTEMBER 10: People view the Tribute in Light from the Top of the Rock observation deck on September 10, 2011 in New York City. The Tribute in Light is an art installation honoring those who perished in the 9/11 attacks. New York City and the nation are preparing for the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan which resulted in the deaths of 2,753 people at the World Trade Center. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
OCTOBER 05: Candles, flowers, and an iPhone with Steve Jobs photo displayed, are seen in remembrance of Steve Jobs, founder and former CEO of Apple Inc, outside the Apple Store at West 66th Street on October 5, 2011 in New York City.Jobs, 56, passed away October 5, 2011 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jobs co-founded Apple in 1976 and is credited, along with Steve Wozniak, with marketing the world's first personal computer in addition to the popular iPod, iPhone and iPad. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Passing Of Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs OCTOBER 05: Candles, flowers, and an iPhone with Steve Jobs photo displayed, are seen in remembrance of Steve Jobs, founder and former CEO of Apple Inc, outside the Apple Store at West 66th Street on October 5, 2011 in New York City.Jobs, 56, passed away October 5, 2011 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jobs co-founded Apple in 1976 and is credited, along with Steve Wozniak, with marketing the world's first personal computer in addition to the popular iPod, iPhone and iPad. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
OCTOBER 18: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry participate in the Republican presidential debate airing on CNN, October 18, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Seven GOP contenders are taking part in the debate, which is sponsored by the Western Republican Leadership Conference in Las Vegas and held in the Venetian Hotel's Sands Expo and Convention Center. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Republican Presidential Candidates Debate In Las Vegas OCTOBER 18: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry participate in the Republican presidential debate airing on CNN, October 18, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Seven GOP contenders are taking part in the debate, which is sponsored by the Western Republican Leadership Conference in Las Vegas and held in the Venetian Hotel's Sands Expo and Convention Center. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
OCTOBER 29: A protester's face is cleaned after he was pepper-sprayed by police at the 'Occupy Denver' camp on October 29, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Following a march by protesters, police tried to tear down some newly-erected tents at the encampment and and a melee ensued. Police detained about a half dozen people and pepper-sprayed others before calling for reinforcements. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Occupy Denver Protesters Organize March OCTOBER 29: A protester's face is cleaned after he was pepper-sprayed by police at the 'Occupy Denver' camp on October 29, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Following a march by protesters, police tried to tear down some newly-erected tents at the encampment and and a melee ensued. Police detained about a half dozen people and pepper-sprayed others before calling for reinforcements. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
NOVEMBER 15: Occupy Wall Street activists protest near Duarte Square after police removed the protesters early in the morning from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Occupy Wall Street Camp In Zuccotti Park Cleared By NYPD Over Night NOVEMBER 15: Occupy Wall Street activists protest near Duarte Square after police removed the protesters early in the morning from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
OCTOBER 20: Libyan-Americans celebrate the death of former long time Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi in front of the White House October 20, 2011 in Washington, DC. Gaddafi was reportedly killed as Libyan rebel forces battled for control in his hometown of Sirte. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Gaddafi's Death Celebrated In Front Of White House OCTOBER 20: Libyan-Americans celebrate the death of former long time Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi in front of the White House October 20, 2011 in Washington, DC. Gaddafi was reportedly killed as Libyan rebel forces battled for control in his hometown of Sirte. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
FEBRUARY 11:  A woman cries in Tahrir Square after it is announced that President Hosni Mubarak was giving up power Feburary 11, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.  Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets in Cairo as news of the Egyptian president's resignation spread, a stunning ending to 18 days of anti-government protests.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Crowds Celebrate After Mubarak Steps Down FEBRUARY 11: A woman cries in Tahrir Square after it is announced that President Hosni Mubarak was giving up power Feburary 11, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets in Cairo as news of the Egyptian president's resignation spread, a stunning ending to 18 days of anti-government protests. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
May 2: People gather in Times Square may 2, 2011 shortly after the announcement from the President Obama announced that Al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden was dead and the United States has his body. Bin Laden was killed in a mansion close to Islamabad. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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People gather in Times Square may 2, 2011 shortly after the announcement from the President Obama announced that Al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden was dead and the United States has his body. Bin Laden was killed in a mansion close to Islamabad. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
May 2: People gather in Times Square may 2, 2011 shortly after the announcement from the President Obama announced that Al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden was dead and the United States has his body. Bin Laden was killed in a mansion close to Islamabad. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
JANUARY 05: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (R) wipes his eyes as outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L) prepares to hand over over the Speaker's gavel following his election in the House chamber January 5, 2011 in Washington, DC. The 112th U.S. Congress was sworn-in today, with Republican legislators taking control of the House of Representatives and expected to begin attempts to dismantle portions of U.S. President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
112th Congress Convenes On Capitol Hill JANUARY 05: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (R) wipes his eyes as outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L) prepares to hand over over the Speaker's gavel following his election in the House chamber January 5, 2011 in Washington, DC. The 112th U.S. Congress was sworn-in today, with Republican legislators taking control of the House of Representatives and expected to begin attempts to dismantle portions of U.S. President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
FEBRUARY 02: Cars sit in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive after accidents and drifting snow stranded the drivers during last night's blizzard February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. As of late morning over 20 inches of snow had fallen, making this snowstorm the third largest recorded in the city.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Major Blizzard Roars Through Chicago Area FEBRUARY 02: Cars sit in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive after accidents and drifting snow stranded the drivers during last night's blizzard February 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. As of late morning over 20 inches of snow had fallen, making this snowstorm the third largest recorded in the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
APRIL 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge greet well-wishers from the balcony at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Royal Wedding APRIL 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge greet well-wishers from the balcony at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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