May 2011 – US president Barack Obama and his national security team were pictured watching the mission to kill Osama bin Laden as it unfolded in real time
April 2011 – well-wishers, tourists and media gathered to watch the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s “first” kiss as a married couple following their wedding in Westminster Abbey
July 2011 – Rupert Murdoch’s wife Wendi Deng blocked him from getting cream-pied during a government select committee hearing on phone hacking
August 2011 – a Sydney teenager was trapped in her home for 10 hours after a suspicious device was attached around her neck. The suspected bomb was only discovered to be a fake after the lengthy ordeal. Just Sad.
August 2011 – rioters clash with police in London, Birmingham and Manchester, as local businesses and buildings are looted and damaged
November 2011 – the image of the pepper spraying cop at a protest in California sparked a series of online memes
June 2011 – Barack Obama appears with Angela Merkel and plays down the prospect of a double-dip recession
September 2011 – protesters camped out in Zuccotti Park as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement, sparking copycat demonstrations across the globe
October 2011 – tributes were paid across the web to Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, who died at age 56
October 2011 – fighting continues in Libya between anti-Gaddafi forces and loyalists as the rebels mount a massive attack on Gaddafi’s forces in Sirte
November 2011 – 11/11/11 remembered. Never forget…
March 2011 – troubled star Charlie Sheen was fired from ‘Two and a Half Men’ after he rejected requests by his network to enter rehabilitation . I know what you’re thinking, this is arguably the most important story of the century.