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Best Photos of 2011...


A few photos from the Denver Post's best photos of 2011. Absolutely stunning...

Thai Muslim women pray during a special evening prayer during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Pattani Central Mosque on August 12, 2011 in Pattani, southern Thailand. The long evening prayer comes after Iftar, the breaking of the day-long fast from sunrise to sunset. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Billy Stinson (L) comforts his daughter Erin Stinson as they sit on the steps where their cottage once stood before it was destroyed by Hurricane Irene August 28, 2011 in Nags Head, North Carolina. The cottage, built in 1903, was one of the first vacation cottages built on Roanoke Soundin Nags Head. Stinson has owned the home, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, since 1963. "We were pretending, just for a moment, that the cottage was still behind us and we were just sitting there watching the sunset," said Erin afterward. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A visitor tries out the new glass Skywalk at the top of the refurbished Blackpool Tower on September 1, 2011 in Blackpool, England. After a GBP 20 million refurbishment, the iconic seaside Blackpool Tower opened today to the general public. The observation deck at the top of the tower becomes the Blackpool Tower Eye and features a skywalk made of glass overlooking the sea and the promenade. The opening is part of Blackpool's GBP 250 million GBP regeneration project. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Lightning flashes over the Las Vegas Strip during a thunderstorm early on September 13, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza in the attacks at the World Trade Center, pauses at his son's name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial before the 10th anniversary ceremony at the site, Sunday Sept. 11, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Justin Lane, Pool)
Spain's bullfighter Jose Tomas performs at the Monumental bullring in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. Spain's powerful northeastern region of Catalonia bids farewell Sunday to the country's emblematic tradition of bullfighting with a final bash at the Barcelona bullring. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Leaves are stuck to the road surface on October 5, 2011 in London, England. A combination of late Summer high temperatures and an early fall of leaves onto a sticky non-slip section of road tarmac has created a leafy collage. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
A Bull Frog hops around as Carlos Costly #13 of Honduras brings the ball up against the USA at Sun Life Stadium on October 8, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
In this handout provided by Maritime New Zealand, fuel pumping between the stranded cargo vessel Rena and oil tanker Awanuia continues on October 20, 2011 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Salvage crews continue to pump oil off the ship in an effort to remove as much as possible before bad weather predicted for the evening threatens to break the vessel and release more oil into the sea. Over 300 tonnes of oil has leaked from Rena since it hit the reef on October 5. (Photo by Maritime New Zealand via Getty Images)
An aerial view of Honda vehicles at the flooded Honda factory in the Rojuna Industrial district on November 14, 2011 in Ayutthaya, Thailand. While the city of Ayutthaya is recovering from the floods the factories have remained underwater over the last month. Thailand has experienced it's worst flooding in over 50 years and is now into it's third month having affected over 25 of Thailand's 64 provinces. Over 500 people have died in flood-related incidents since late July according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
A caretaker looks on as 7 year old elephant Laxmi rubs trunks with her daughter 13 month old Rani during the Sonepur Mela on November 15, 2011 in Sonepur near Patna, India. The cattle fair, held in the Indian state of Bihar, has its origins during ancient times, when people traded elephants and horses across the auspicious river Ganges. The mela used to attract traders from places as distant as Central Asia. It is one of Asia's largest cattle fairs and lasts for a fortnight. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
{all photos and captions via the Denver Post Photo Blog}

5 comments:

Teresa said...

What a truly magical world we live in.

Wonderful pictures. Touching. Overwhelming. Like the world itself.

Thank you for sharing,
Teresa

Katie said...

Wow. Thank you so much for sharing these. Amazing. I love the one with the bullfrog.

seems said...

beautiful!

www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com said...

I love that lightening picture - awesome!

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Shannon said...

Wow! Great photos. Some are jaw dropping.

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