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In this week’s photos from around New York, spring draws New Yorkers outdoors, auditions are held for a prestigious ballet school and columnist Ralph Gardner learns about Zambonis.

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From muddy fishing in India to wading through an animal fat spill in Houston, Texas, take a look back at a few of The Wall Street Journal’s most memorable images of 2011. (See the complete version of Photos of the Year 2011).

Photo by David Degner for The Wall Street Journal.

A woman standing in the moonroof of a car held up a flag as people gathered in Alexandria, Egypt, Feb. 11 to celebrate the announcement that President Hosni Mubarak would step down. More: In a Flash, Alexandria Erupts in Mass Jubilee.

Photo by Sanjit Das/Panos for The Wall Street Journal.

Children and adults who belong to the Chowduli community looked for small fish in the muddy remains of a pond in Kuliadanga village in India on Dec. 1. More: For India’s Lowest Castes, Path Forward is ‘Backward’.

Photo by Jesse Neider for The Wall Street Journal.

Tom Chase, left, helped his uncle, Richard Filipelli, break down the remains of his house on Cozy Avenue in East Haven, Conn., on Aug. 29 after Tropical Storm Irene swept through. More: Northern Landfall Puts Storm on Map

Photo by Joel van Houdt for The Wall Street Journal.

Women and children lay in the street minutes after a bomb went off near crowds of worshippers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, killing dozens. More: Attacks Point to New Afghan Conflict.

Photo by Mustafah Abdulaziz for The Wall Street Journal.

Sherry Vargson, of Granville Summit, Pa., can light a match at her kitchen tap and see an orange flame flare out of the faucet. State regulators attribute the methane contamination to natural-gas drilling. More: Drillers Face Methane Concern.

Photo by Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal.

Trin Bostick, right, and Jen Cinclair waited to be married outside the city clerk’s chapel in the Queens borough of New York on July 24, the first day same-sex marriage became legal in the state. More: For Same-Sex City Couples, Day 1 of ‘I Do’.

Photo by Michael Stravato for The Wall Street Journal.

A worker waded through animal fat on Jan. 5 after 15,000 gallons of it spilled from a Jacobs Stern & Sons storage tank along the Houston Ship Channel. The fat made its way through the storm drains to the channel. More: Houston Ship Channel Closed After Animal-Fat Spill.

Photo by Keith Bedford for The Wall Street Journal.

Cotton farmer Yu Feng sat Jan. 28 with cotton he was storing in his home in the town of Huji in the Chinese province of Shandong. Despite record cotton prices in 2010, some farmers were storing their harvests, hoping further rises could cover the high cost of fertilizer and labor. More: Chinese Take a Cotton to Hoarding.

Photo by Gilles Sabrie for The Wall Street Journal.

Shoe-factory workers enjoyed a break at a fair in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, Nov. 1. Slowing exports amid world economic woes hit the city — the birthplace of China’s private sector — hard. More: Wenzhou’s ‘Annus Horribilis’ Shakes China.

Photo by Blake Gordon for The Wall Street Journal.

Victor Maceyra, a quadriplegic, said a Medicare-Medicaid disagreement meant an extra six months living in a rehab center after he finished therapy for a shoulder injured in an accident with his wheelchair. More: Overlapping Health Plans Are Double Trouble for Taxpayers.

Photo by Bryan Denton for The Wall Street Journal.

From left, Sgt. James Hamelin, 24; Sgt. Trentin Wilson, 24; and Lance Cpl. Seth Voie, 23, rested and talked Feb. 9 at Patrol Base Hernandez in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, after returning from a patrol. More: Rx for Combat Stress: Comradeship.

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