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Reformation, Revenge, Revolution: 2011 in Review

It was a turbulent and tumultuous year and as it comes to a close, Christiane Amanpour looks back on the stories that defined 2011.

Whether in a helicopter flying high above Japan in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami, interviewing President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt or Colonel Gaddafi in Libya, Christiane Amanpour was a firsthand witness to the news breaking around the world.

From the instability of the European financial markets to the worldwide protests that began in the Middle East and to Wall Street and Moscow, much of the tension from 2011 will reverberate into the New Year.

With mixed emotions the United States mourned the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 and celebrated the elimination of Osama Bin Laden. And as the American war in Iraq came to an unceremonious end, soldiers continue to fight in Afghanistan.

On our year end special, Christiane Amanpour takes you Around the World one last time before 2012.

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  • Federer stuns Djokovic in Dubai
    Federer stuns Djokovic in Dubai

    Roger Federer claimed the 84th title of his legendary career, kept his nose in front in his personal rivalry with Novak Djokovic, and equalled his best achievement at any tournament by winning the Dubai Open for the seventh time on Saturday. He had to be pleased with what he had done, he reckoned, even if it was the first time that he had lost in his five finals here.

  • Van Gaal admits Di Maria struggling at Man United
    Van Gaal admits Di Maria struggling at Man United

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal confessed that Angel di Maria is struggling to adjust to English football after substituting him at half-time of United's 2-0 win over Sunderland. After a promising start to his United career, following a club-record £59.7 million ($92.2 million, 82.3 million euros) transfer from Real Madrid, the form of the Argentina international has dipped. Di Maria has scored just once for United since the start of October and, after an ineffective first half against Sunderland at Old Trafford on Saturday, he was taken off at the interval by Van Gaal.

  • Soccer-Referee denies sending off wrong Sunderland defender

    By Mark Meadows Feb 28 (Reuters) - Referee Roger East has denied sending off the wrong Sunderland player during their 2-0 Premier League defeat at Manchester United on Saturday. Wes Brown looked aghast when he was shown a red card after fellow former United defender John O'Shea appeared to be the one to foul Radamel Falcao for a 66th-minute penalty dispatched by Wayne Rooney. "From his position Roger East, the match referee, believed he saw contact between from John O'Shea and Wes Brown on Radamel Falcao.

  • Brown red card not mistaken identity - referee
    Brown red card not mistaken identity - referee

    Sunderland defender Wes Brown's dismissal during his side's 2-0 loss at Manchester United on Saturday was not a case of mistaken identity, according to referee Roger East. Brown was shown a straight red card in the 64th minute at Old Trafford after Radamel Falcao went down inside the Sunderland penalty area with Brown and his team-mate John O'Shea in close attendance. It was O'Shea who appeared to have hauled Falcao back and managers and players expressed confusion over what had happened after the game, but Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) said East felt that Brown had also committed a foul on the Colombian. "From his position Roger East, the match referee, believed he saw contact from John O'Shea and Wes Brown on Radamel Falcao," PGMOL, the body that manages referees in the Premier League, said in a statement.

  • Cricket-Pakistan v Zimbabwe highlights

    BRISBANE, March 1 (Reuters) - Latest from Sunday's World Cup Pool B match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe at the Gabba: Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first. - - Pakistan innings 1st over - Tinashe Panyangara opens the bowling for Zimbabwe and sends down a tight over, conceding just a single to Nasir Jamshed. PAK: 1-0 2nd over - Tendai Chatara takes the second new ball and gets Jamshed (1) out off his last ball for a wicket maiden. The batsman went for a pull shot but hit it straight to Sikandar Raza at square leg. ...

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