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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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Firefighters responded to a four-alarm fire on 4th Avenue in Brooklyn Friday, at the Danken Auto Supply Commercial Building. (PJ Smith for The Wall Street Journal )


Dignitaries attended a dedication ceremony for ‘The Kneeling Fireman,’ at the headquarters of Emigrant Savings Bank on East 43rd Street in New York on Thursday. Commissioned by the Firefighters Association of Missouri and cast in Parma, Italy, the statue landed at JFK Airport as the 9/11 attacks were unfolding. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Members of HUGE installed 96 portraits on the exterior walls of the Chambers Paper Building in Brooklyn on Wednesday as part of the DUMBO Arts Festival. The piece is part of artist JR’s Inside Out Project and features DUMBO residents. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Pedestrians walked in the rain in Times Square Friday. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Rescue personnel worked at the scene after parts of a five–story building collapsed onto a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus traveling along 125th Street Tuesday morning. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Joseph Sisca Jr. and his wife Diane own a New Canaan, Conn., estate, complete with their own 6,000-square-foot natural history museum to hold the animals Mr. Sisca has hunted over the past 35 years. (Rayon Richards for The Wall Street Journal )


An aerial performer hung from a ring at the 2011 Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows, Queens, on Sunday. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal )


City Winery’s new Barrel Room, a nook within the winemaking and concert complex located at 155 Varick Street, serves 11 wines on tap. (Lauren Lancaster for The Wall Street Journal)


WNYU DJ Tim Sweeney, the host of ‘Beats in Space,’ returns to the radio studios on the NYU campus in Manhattan every Tuesday night to broadcast his show. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


The 1/2 Chicken, at John Brown Smokehouse, located at 25-08 37th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Chorus girls sat backstage during rehearsals for the upcoming opera, ‘Anna Bolena,’ by Donizetti, at the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center on Tuesday. The opera premiers Sept. 26. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal )


Students from Fordham University performed Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Spot on the corner of Ninth Avenue and 60th Street in New York last Friday. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Executive Chef Kevin Lasko plated a shrimp Cobb salad at Park Avenue Autumn. (Nick Brandreth for The Wall Street Journal)


Mambo Marie Carmel danced with her dress, which was specially made for the Spirit Ezili Dantor, at a voodoo ceremony in Flatbush, Brooklyn, on Sept. 17. (Stephanie Keith for The Wall Street Journal)

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New Yorkers remember the victims of Sept. 11, plus a community mourns a high school basketball star and Union Square gets a new sculpture. A look at the week’s best images from around Greater New York.


Police officers from the United Kingdom marched in formation across the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday, Sept. 11. The group walked from downtown Brooklyn for the memorial ceremony at Ground Zero. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Children and young adults took part in a citizenship ceremony at Citi Field before the Mets game on Wednesday. (Mustafah Abdulaziz for The Wall Street Journal)


A 37-year-old Verizon worker was electrocuted Wednesday morning in Brooklyn as he worked on lines connected to a utility pole, officials said. Here, the scene at the corner of Christopher Avenue and New Lots Avenue. (Andrew Hinderaker for The Wall Street Journal)


A woman lit a candle at a memorial at the entrance to the Grant Houses complex in Manhattan on Monday, following the murder of 18-year-old high school basketball standout Tayshana Murphy. Ms. Murphy was shot in the hallway of the public-housing project on Sunday. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


A selection of whiskeys are on display at Whiskey Park, at 100 Central Park South in New York, N.Y. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


One hundred dancers gathered around the Revson Fountain at Lincoln Center on Sunday morning to perform ‘The Table of Silence Project,’ a public tribute to the events of 9/11. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


David Shih and Christine Toy Johnson rehearsed a scene from ‘Crane Story’ at the Cherry Lane Theatre. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Grilled Octopus, organic lentils and potatoes at Bocca East, 1496 Second Ave. at 78th Street. (Nick Brandreth for The Wall Street Journal)


The members of Squad One in Brooklyn’s Park Slope assembled to observe a moment of silence at 9:45am Sunday. The company lost 12 firefighters ten years ago at the World Trade Center. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


A demonstration kiosk was set up on Wednesday in a pedestrian plaza south of Madison Square Park for a news conference announcing a bicycle-sharing program New York City plans to launch next year. (Mustafah Abdulaziz for The Wall Street Journal)


A 26-foot tall bronze sculpture, ‘Elefrandret,’ by artist Miquel Barceló was installed in Union Square in Manhattan. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Members of the press stood in the newly opened Memorial Plaza at Ground Zero during the opening of the National September 11 Memorial on Monday. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Leigh Keno, the host of the popular television show, ‘Antiques Roadshow,’ inspected a chair of Wall Street Journal columnist Ralph Gardner at his home on the Upper East Side. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Lifeguard Randy Dodd, center, carried a memorial wreath out to sea during a memorial service at Long Beach, Long Island, Sunday. Mr. Dodd and about 300 other surfers held a ceremony in the water, forming a circle and joining hands. Each surfer wore an armband with the name of a Sept. 11 first responder from Long Island. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)


Inside of the offices and manufacturing floor of the Lee Spring company, a tenant in the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Third-grade teacher Tavares Bussey read out loud to his students during the first day of the school year at Brennan-Rogers, a K-8 public school in New Haven, Conn., on Sept. 1. (Jesse Neider for The Wall Street Journal)


Maggie Jewell, 6, created a makeshift memorial to her second cousin, Joseph G. Hunter, a firefighter who died at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2011, during a memorial service on the tenth anniversary of attacks at Lido Beach on Long Island on Sunday. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)

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Twelve-year old Matilda Mackey, from Ohio City, Ohio, practiced jumps and poses Tuesday in front of the fountain at Lincoln Center. She’s a ballet apprentice at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater this summer in a five- to six-week program for girls. (Benjamin Norman for The Wall Street Journal)

Mickey Melchiondo, better known as Dean Ween, guitarist for the New Hope, Pa.-based rock duo Ween, removes a hook from the mouth of a large fluke off the coast of Neptune, N.J. For the past three months, he has been getting up at 2:30 a.m. to fish the Atlantic Ocean. (Nick Brandreth for the Wall Street Journal )

Keagan Reilly leapt into the air Tuesday to return a ball during the New York City Parks’ free tennis lessons at Flushing Memorial Field in Flushing. (Kathy Kmonicek for The Wall Street Journal)

A New York Police Department van ran over and killed Kok Hoe Tee, a 55-year-old pedestrian, on Elizabeth Street in Chinatown, Manhattan, July 1. (Ken Maldonado for The Wall Street Journal)

Kids took off their shoes at Wednesday’s opening of the Police Athletic League’s Summer Play Streets Program on Manhattan Avenue in Harlem. (John Marshall Mantel for The Wall Street Journal)

The Maine lobster roll from the Red Hook Lobster Pound, which has rolled out a truck for the summer. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)

On the Fourth of July, five-year-old Anthony LoSacco played in the heavy shore surf during the annual Oceanfest in Long Branch, N.J. (Kevin Hagen for The Wall Street Journal)

An aerial view of Asphalt Green and a closed garbage-transfer station (with ramp) across the street from it, from an apartment on 89th and 90th streets in Manhattan. A proposal would re-open the station. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)

The steamed crab dumplings at Yotel, a recently opened hotel at 570 Tenth Ave. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)

Director and filmmaker Sean Casey drives his tornado chasing mobile down 5th Avenue and 58th Street in Manhattan. Mr. Casey uses the vehicle to drive into storms and film them using IMAX cameras. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)

Hugo Mendez prepares a caesar salad at The Dauphin Grille, 1401 Ocean Ave. in Asbury Park, N.J. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)

SLS Jets’ Shaun Garber, left, was pitted against Team Yellow Cab’s Nacho Figuera on Monday in the Kings Polo Classic at Bucks Mill Park in Colt’s Neck, N.J. (Kevin Hagen for the Wall Street Journal)

The spicy pepino margarhita at Yotel, 570 Tenth Ave. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal )

Anthony Velez, 16, steered his sailboat away from the dock on Pier 66 on the west side of Manhattan Thursday. He is participating in a summer program run by Hudson River Community Sailing that teaches schoolchildren how to sail. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)

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