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The best photos of 2011 from around the globe. Warning: All images in this entry are shown in full, not screened out for graphic content. Some images contain dead bodies, graphic content and tragic events. We consider these images an important part of human history.

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SQUIRREL AWAY: A squirrel fled the scene of a fire in Viseu, Portugal, Thursday. (Nuno Andre Ferreira/European Pressphoto Agency)

OPEN: Employees attached signs on boards that covered the smashed windows of a shop Thursday in Wolverhampton, England, to let customers know the store is open. Britain is considering measures on crowd control, gang membership and social media in a bid to prevent rioting that exploded across the country. (Andrew Winning/Reuters)

SHELTER: A woman and two camels took refuge from the rain at the entrance of a fashion store in Schongau, Germany, Thursday. The sign reads ‘come in.’ (Hans-Helmut Herold/DPA/Zuma Press)

BLOODY SCENE: A policeman stood near a vehicle that was carrying constables when a remote-controlled bomb exploded in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday. Four policemen and a boy were killed; 22 people were wounded. A teenage girl wearing a suicide vest and a woman later targeted the same spot. (Khuram Parvez/Reuters)

STOMPING FRUIT: French farmers destroyed fruits and vegetables from Spain near Salon-de-Provence, France, Thursday. Local farmers said the produce did not meet French requirements that have led to lower prices for produce. (Guillaume Horcajuelo/European Pressphoto Agency)

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