BuzzFeed just issued the “45 Most Powerful Images of 2011.” I admit, this isn’t the most feel good blog post, but it’s not always butterflies and alcohol around here. I can be serious too you guys. These are actually the most uplifting ones so you’re welcome!
Phyllis Siegel, 76, left, and Connie Kopelov, 84, both of New York, embrace after becoming the first same-sex couple to get married at the Manhattan City Clerk’s office. (Getty)
Members of the national security team receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House on May 1. (Reuters)
Cars are abandoned on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive during the “Snowpocalypse” in February. (Chicago Tribune)
Facebook played an extremely important role in the uprisings throughout the Middle East. (theatlanticwire.com)
Australian Scott Jones kisses his Canadian girlfriend Alex Thomas after she was knocked to the ground by a police officer’s riot shield in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canadians rioted after the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins. (Getty)
See the rest here.