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Per Johansson

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2011 was a year of global tumult, marked by widespread social and political uprisings, economic crises, and a great deal more. We saw the fall of multiple dictators, welcomed a new country (South Sudan), witnessed our planet's population grow to 7 billion, and watched in horror as Japan was struck by a devastating earthquake, a tsunami, and a nuclear disaster. From the Arab Spring to Los Indignados to Occupy Wall Street, citizens around the world took to the streets in massive numbers, protesting against governments and financial institutions, risking arrest, injury, and in some cases their lives. Collected here is Part 3 of a three-part photo summary of the last year, covering 2011's last months. Be sure to also see Part 1, and Part 2, totaling 120 images in all. [40 photos]

Occupy Wall Street protesters march and hold signs in New York City on September 17, 2011. Frustrated protesters had been speaking out against corporate greed and social inequality on and near Wall Street for the previous two weeks, further sparking a protest movement that spread across the world. Original here. (CC BY SA Carwil Bjork-James)

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It's time for another look into the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless other species that share our planet. Today we have scenes of an elephant rescue in India, a loyal dog bidding a final farewell, a competitor in the Open Rabbit Sport Tournament, and a rather unfortunate moose discovered intoxicated and tangled in a tree. These images and many others are part of this roundup of animals in the news from the past several weeks, seen from the perspectives of their human observers, companions, captors, and caretakers. [44 photos]

A dog casts a long shadow in the morning in St. Petersburg, Russia, on September 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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FAST ASLEEP: Women slept inside a van at a gathering of the ethnic Roma minority in Costeşti, Romania, Thursday. Roma gather every year to celebrate the birthday of St. Mary and to make wedding arrangements for their sons and daughters. (Radu Sigheti/Reuters)

SON WATCHES: Rishabh watched as the remains of his father, A.K. Sharma, a schoolteacher who was killed in Wednesday’s bombing outside New Delhi’s High Court, were cremated Thursday. Authorities questioned three people in connection with the bombing that killed 12 people. (Prakash Singh/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

MOOSE MAYDAY: A seemingly intoxicated moose was discovered entangled in an apple tree in Gothenburg, Sweden, Tuesday. Per Johansson, 45, said he heard a roar from the garden and found the moose. The animal may have gotten drunk from eating fermented apples. (Per Johansson/Associated Press)

ABSORBING KNOWLEDGE: A child lay on her book at a school run by Sisters of the Cross near Bogotá, Colombia, Wednesday. (Eliana Aponte/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

PULLED AND PRIMPED: A model’s hair was styled backstage before the show for the spring 2012 collection of BCBG Max Azria during New York Fashion Week Thursday. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

RED BERETS: Members of the mixed gender Jaizkibel company marched during the ‘Alarde,’ a procession held every year to commemorate a military victory against the French army in 1638, in the coastal town of Hondarribia, Spain, Thursday. (Juan Herrero/European Pressphoto Agency)

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