The past year has been a momentous one for London: sit-ins, strikes, demonstrations, rioting and royal (as well as not so royal) snogs all hit the headlines during 2011. The year ahead promises much drama of its own (with the mayoral election in May and the Olympics in July for starters) but in the meantime here are some standout images from an unforgettable 12 months.
Libyan Embassy, Knightsbridge, SW1, October 20
London’s Libyan community gather in jubilant and thankful mood as news breaks of the death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
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