Pictures of the year: The best photos from 2011

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Novice Buddhist monk Kyaw Thiha plays during a heavy rainfall at the Shin Ohtama Tharya monastery in Yangon, Myanmar, on May 31.

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A double decker bus burns as riot police try to contain a large group of people on a main road in Tottenham, north London on August 6.

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NATO-supply oil tankers burn following an attack by gunmen on the main highway at Kolpur village in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province on August 22.

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People view the Tribute in Light, an art installation honouring those who perished in the 9/11 attacks, from the Top of the Rock observation deck on Sept. 10 in New York.

A cadre of the community office grabs a 22-year-old woman after she tried to kill herself by jumping out of a seventh-floor window in Changchun city in northeastern China’s Jilin province on May 17. The bride cut her wrists and tried to commit suicide after her boyfriend broke up with her just before the marriage.

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A passenger on a flight from New York to Palm Beach, Fla., captures an image from her cellphone of the space shuttle Endeavor as it streaks toward orbit on May 16.

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People watch the Breitling Jet Team perform aerobatics over the Mediterranean Sea from a beach in Tel Aviv on Oct. 19.

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Devotees of the Bang Neow Chinese Shrine stand amidst exploding firecrackers as they take part in a procession in celebration of the vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand, on Oct. 2.

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A plane flies through the “Tribute in Lights” in New York on Sept. 10.

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Villagers attempt to catch a chicken thrown by worshippers into a volcanic crater during the annual Kasada festival at Mount Bromo in Indonesia’s East Java province on August 15.

A car bomb explodes as a member of a Thai bomb squad examines it in Narathiwat province on July 1. The bomb planted by suspected insurgents wounded the squad member, police said.

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A farmer walks past a terrace of codonopsis pilosula, a traditional Chinese medicine also known as dang shen, in Gansu province on May 31

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People walk on a destroyed road after a landslide in La Paz, Bolivia, on Feb. 28.

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