Dreamstime Shares Memorable Events and Images from 2011

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Nashville, TN – December 14, 2011 – 2011 was undoubtedly an eventful year for many reasons. From uprisings across the Arab world to the British nuptials,there have been myriad opportunities for memorable images over the past twelve months. With this in mind, Dreamstime, a leading stock photography community, is taking a look back on a few of the more notable events of 2011 and sharing the images that go with them.

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Arab Spring – Revolts across the Arab world that began in December 2010 continued full force this year, with revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya leading the way as citizens rose up against oppressive dictatorships.

83rd Annual Academy Awards – “The King’s Speech” ruled the night on February 27, taking home four Oscars, including “best picture” and “best actor.”

Japan earthquake
© Photographer: Leedsn | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami – On March 11, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Japan, triggering a 30-foot tsunami and producing widespread devastation, as well as a worldwide reliefeffort.

The Royal Wedding – More than a hundred million viewers around the world tuned in to watch Prince William marry Kate Middleton on April 29 in London.

Final Space Shuttle Launch – After a 30 year program, NASA ended its space shuttle missions with the return of Atlantis to its home port on July 21.

Occupy Wall Street Protest
© Photographer: Miker75 | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Occupy Wall Street – This worldwide protest against social and economic inequality, high unemployment, greed and corruption on the part of big corporations got its start in September in New York’s Zuccotti Park.

Cardinals Win the World Series – On October 28, the St. Louis Cardinals captured the World Series title, following a dramatic seven-game series with the Texas Rangers.

Grandfather and grandson using Tablet PC
© Photographer: Edbockstock | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Futuristic Technology – Technology continued to amaze us in 2012, with new releases of personal readers, tablets and smart phones making technology a top holiday request.

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