World Dec 30

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In Photos: World Events of 2011

It's a year that will be remembered as one that ended authoritative regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen. In 2011, the most-wanted fugitive in the world was killed in Pakistan and severe weather battered the global population.

Two years after President Bush proposed to return astronauts to the moon, NASA announced plans Monday for manned trips there by 2020 and the construction of a permanent base, most likely near the Shackleton crater on the moon's south pole,…

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