The Year In News

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A protester throws stones during clashes with the Egyptian riot police near Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday. (AP)
A protester throws stones during clashes with the Egyptian riot police near Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday. (AP)

We look back on the biggest stories of 2011– from the Occupy Wall Street protests to the death of Osama bin Laden. What do you think the biggest story of 2011 was? Tell us in the comments section or on Facebook.


The End Of the Iraq War

As the war drew to a close this year, we spoke with families who lost loved ones, soldiers who served and Iraqis whose lives were changed.


The Uprising in Libya

Revolutionary fighters celebrate the capture of Sirte, Libya, Thusday. Officials in Libya's transitional government said Moammar Gadhafi was captured and possibly killed Thursday when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown, Sirte. (AP)

2011 was a time of great violence and change for Libya-- see highlights of our coverage, from our interview with rebels healing in the U.S. after fighting Gadhafi, to our story about a Libyan author heading home for the first time in 30 years.


The Arab Spring

It's hard to imagine how different the Arab world's political landscape was at this time last year. We look back at our coverage, from our interview with Egypt's Wael Ghonim to a look at Yemen's crisis.


A Japanese refugee couple eat their dinner in their allotted space at an arena used as evacuation center in Koriyama, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan in late May. (AP)

Disaster In Japan

Japan's earthquake and tsunami in March took more than 20,000 lives, and caused a nuclear crisis when the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was damaged. Today more than 80,000 residents still remain evacuated across the country.


The Occupy Movement

Occupy Wall Street had its start in New York City and spread to dozens of locations across the country. What's next for the movement?


The Death Of Osama Bin Laden

How did the death of Osama bin Laden reverberate through the U.S. and the Middle East? See all of our coverage here.


Extreme Weather

From the tornadoes in the Midwest to the drought in Texas, a look at the year in weather.

This program aired on December 27, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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