This year has been dominated by huge news stories that shook the world. This video tries to show how it felt to live through 2011... the year beyond words. (Warning: Contains graphic images)
The events featured in this video are:
- Osama Bin Laden killed
- Occupy Wall Street and related global protests
- Greek economic collapse
- The Japanese tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster
- The royal wedding
- The death of Amy Winehouse
- The death of Steve Jobs
- The Egyptian revolution
- The News Corp phone hacking scandal
- The Norwegian massacres
- The battle for Libya and death of Col Gadaffi
I originally intended to include footage of the UK and Vancouver riots, both examples of citizens needlessly destroying their own cities. However, I could only fit so much into the video. I also felt that, while these were reported globally, their impact was primarily felt in the their countries of origin, and did not touch people worldwide on the same scale as the above.
Music: The Knife - The Height of Summer
All footage sourced from YouTube.