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In this post, featuring images from the last quarter of 2011, we remember a tumultuous year of change across the globe, the capture of Khadafi, the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the passing of Apple icon Steve Jobs, fire, famine, flood and protests. A memorable year, indeed. -- Paula Nelson -- Please see part 1 and part 2 from earlier. (EDITOR'S NOTE: We will not post a Big Picture on Monday, December 26, due to the Christmas Holiday ) (51 photos total)
A defaced portrait of fugitive Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi in Tripoli on Sept. 1, 2011 as the fallen strongman vowed again not to surrender in a message broadcast on the 42nd anniversary of the coup which brought him to power. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

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SOON TO SEE BETTER
SOON TO SEE BETTER: Elderly villagers were taken home in an ambulance Thursday after undergoing surgery for cataracts in Varanasi, India. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press)

HONORING VETERANS
HONORING VETERANS: Lloyds of London staff held their annual Remembrance Day service in London Friday. The U.S. observed Veterans Day, which is often referred to as Remembrance Day in Britain and Armistice Day elsewhere in Europe, to mark the end of World War I. (Olivia Harris/Reuters)

TAKING THE TEST
TAKING THE TEST: More than a thousand students took mid-term examinations on the playground of Sihuang Middle School Thursday in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. (Zuma Press)

LAYING DOWN THE GLOVES
LAYING DOWN THE GLOVES: Workers prepared the casket of boxing great Joe Frazier for a viewing at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Friday. The former heavyweight boxing champion died Monday at age 67 after a brief bout with liver cancer. (Matt Slocum/Associated Press)

HANDING OVER
HANDING OVER: Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, left, and his newly appointed successor, Lucas Papademos, met Friday in the Maximos Mansion, in Athens, Greece. Mr. Papademos named a cabinet to implement the country’s latest €130 billion ($177 billion) bailout. (Orestis Panagiotou/European Pressphoto Agency)

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ELECTION VIOLENCE
ELECTION VIOLENCE: Men in Monrovia, Liberia, carried away a man who was wounded after police stormed the headquarters of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change with tear gas and live ammunition Monday. At least one person was killed a day before a presidential runoff. (Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters)

TAKING IT EASY
TAKING IT EASY: A woman sat in her flooded house in the flooded Min Buri district of Bangkok, Thailand, Monday. (Rachen Sageamsak/Xinhua/)

PROTESTING IN KIEV
PROTESTING IN KIEV: People who helped clean up after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster protested against benefit cuts in front of a government building in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday. (Genya Savilov/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

PROSTRATE
PROSTRATE: Muslims prayed in New Delhi Monday for Eid al-Adha, the ‘Festival of Sacrifice,’ which is celebrated by slaughtering livestock. (Tsering Topgyal/Associated Press)

BUSINESS AS USUAL
BUSINESS AS USUAL: A man got a haircut at an open market in the Monastiraki district of Athens Monday. Greek politicians hit new roadblocks Monday in their race to name an interim administration as Prime Minister George Papandreou prepares to officially step down. (Petros Giannakouris/Associated Press)

AERIAL VIEW
AERIAL VIEW: A photo released Monday by the Spanish Civil Guard shows the spread of ash from an underwater volcano off the coast of the Spanish island of El Hierro, in the Canary Islands. (Spanish Civil Guard/European Pressphoto Agency)

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Over the last decade, Greece went on a debt binge that came crashing to an end in late 2009, provoking an economic crisis. Over the next two years, Greece relied on bailout money from its richer neighbors and implemented austerity measures meant to cut its bloated deficit and restore investor confidence. But by June 2011 it found itself deep in a second recession, near the end of its cash and facing a political crisis, as anti-austerity demonstrations grew. Violence broke out this week during one of those demonstrations, injuring 11, as the frustration continued to grow and no quick fixes emerged. Today, Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou, in a broad cabinet reshuffle, appointed a new Finance Minister, Evangelos Venizelos, in hopes of turning his country around. - Paula Nelson (43 photos total)
A banner reads "yes to the society no to the power" during a rally against plans for new austerity measures, in Thessaloniki, Greece, June 15, 2011. A 24-hour strike by Greece's largest labor unions was to cripple public services, as the Socialist government began a legislative battle to push through last-ditch cost cutting reforms that would exceed its own term in office. Demonstrators have camped outside parliament since May 25, 2011. (Nikolas Giakoumidis/Associated Press)

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