It's hard to argue that 2011 wasn't one of the momentous years in recent memory. Protesters took to the streets both at home and abroad. Disaster, too, had no geographic boundaries. It was also a year of endings. The world said “so long” to a fictional wizard who captured the imagination of a generation of children, to a terrorist leader who masterminded the deaths of thousands, and to one of technology's true legends. Through it all, Flickr shutterbugs captured events one moment at a time. Here is some of their best work chosen by editors at Yahoo.
You can also view the original Flickr Year in Photos 2011 Gallery.