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Pictures of the year: Moments that touched us

'If it bleeds, it leads' is an old cliché in journalism that to a large degree still hold today. When looking through photos of 2011 news events, you would be hard pressed to conclude that it was a very news year. But there were, wonderful, touching and uplifting moments that we all can recognize and share.

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A girl takes part in a skateboarding competition to mark the third annual Go Skateboarding Day in Kabul on June 21.

Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

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Tributes surround a memorial photograph of the late Steve Jobs outside the Apple Store on Regent Street in London on Oct. 6.

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

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NDP leader Jack Layton greets supporters at his election night headquarters in Toronto on May 2.

Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail

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Turkish rescuers carry Azra Karaduman, a two-week-old baby girl they saved from the debris of a collapsed building in Ercis, Van, eastern Turkey. The baby's mother, Semiha, was still alive, pinned next to a sofa inside the flattened building from where the child was rescued.

Associated Press

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William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding in Westminster Abbey on April 29.

Darren Staples/Reuters

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