An afternoon must: Buzzfeed shares 45 best images of 2011

Updated
ROCKFORD, IA - AUGUST 19:  Labrador retriever Hawkeye lays by the casket during the funeral of his owner, Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson, 35, at the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock Community School August 19, 2011 in Rockford, Iowa. Tumilson was one of 38 killed on August 6 when a rocket-propelled grenade took out a U.S. Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan.  (Photo by Lisa Pembleton/Getty Images)
ROCKFORD, IA - AUGUST 19: Labrador retriever Hawkeye lays by the casket during the funeral of his owner, Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson, 35, at the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock Community School August 19, 2011 in Rockford, Iowa. Tumilson was one of 38 killed on August 6 when a rocket-propelled grenade took out a U.S. Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan. (Photo by Lisa Pembleton/Getty Images)
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Definitely worth your time.

Buzzfeed shares with us the “45 Most Powerful Images of 2011.

This list has everything from openly gay US service members marching in a pride parade for the first time to a before and after neighborhood shot from Joplin, Missouri. The images are striking, poignant and breath-taking.

And really, what didn’t happen this year?

An afternoon must: Buzzfeed shares 45 best images of 2011

Updated