Los Angeles.Noel Buller, 21, from Los Angeles, stood in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard holding up a peace sign while a line of LAPD asked the crowd to disperse, following a large crowd that turned into what several called a riot, when the crowd gathered for a free concert by DJ Kaskade along Hollywood Blvd, July 27, 2011. Buller was later arrested.
CARIO, EGYPT--FEBRUARY 2, 2011--An anti-Mubarak protester lies down in the streets to prevent an Egyptian tank from entering Libearation Square and knocking one the the barricades set up by the protesters to keep back pro-Mubarak forces. Rock litter the ground and pro-Mubarack supporters can be seen on the overpass.

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.
via The Year in Pictures | 2011 – Framework – Photos and Video – Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times.
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