Photo: President Barack Obama shakes the prosthetic hand of U.S. Army Sgt. Leroy Arthur Petry of Santa Fe, N.M., who received the Medal of Honor on July 12. Petry lost his right hand during a 2008 firefight in Afghanistan as he tossed aside a live grenade, saving the lives of his fellow Army Rangers. Photo: Charles Dharapak/AP Photo Jul 13, 2011
Photo: A Dinka boy walks among cattle in South Sudan, which became the world's newest nation on July 9. South Sudan, one of the world's poorest countries, endured years of violence and war. Photo: Francesco Zizola/NOOR Mar 23, 2011
Photo: During 2011, residents of Athens, Greece, took to the streets dozens of times to protest austerity measures being considered by the government to prop up the country's failing economy. Sometimes, the demonstrations were peaceful; sometimes, they weren't. Pictured: On October 19, Molotov-cocktail throwing rioters tried to get into the Parliament building but were repelled by police. Photo: Maro Kouri/Polaris Oct 19, 2011
Photo: The corpse of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi lies on the ground in Misrata, Libya. The boastful, eccentric tyrant, who gave himself the title "King of Kings of Africa" because his 41-year rule was unparalled on the continent, was brutally killed after being captured by rebels while hiding in a storm drain near his hometown. Photo: Li Muzi/Zumapress.com Oct 25, 2011
Photo: During a bullfight in Valencia, Spain, a bull tries to jump the barrier while a matador looks on. Photo: Juan Carlos Cardenas/EPA/Landov Mar 22, 2011
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Alireza Yavari
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During 2011, residents of Athens, Greece, took to the streets dozens of times to protest austerity measures being considered by the government to prop up the country's failing economy. Sometimes, the demonstrations were peaceful; sometimes, they weren't. Pictured: On October 19, Molotov-cocktail throwing rioters tried to get into the Parliament building but were repelled by police. Photo: Maro Kouri/Polaris Oct 19, 2011
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