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By Matthew Butson, Getty Images

When viewed through the prism of history, 2011 was such a tremendous year.
This year, in particular, we witnessed anniversaries of some of the most influential and meaningful moments from history, both nationally and internationally. From the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, which forever shaped America’s cultural landscape, to the 10th anniversary of September 11th, a tragedy that we are still haunted by to this very day — 2011 was truly a “Year of Anniversaries.”

To revisit and remember some of the most significant anniversaries seen in 2011, we can always turn to archival imagery to glean insight on the importance of watershed moments from the past. Here, Getty Images‘ Hulton Archive can serve as a time machine of sorts that helps us take a trip down memory lane.

These images of events were selected because they effectively capture the experience of that event in a unique way. Each also manages to tell a larger story about the meaning of the event captured and its overall impact. By marrying visuals and context, we arrive at the following collection, from which we can reflect on the important anniversaries of events that may be gone, but are not at all forgotten in 2011.



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To see more great photography visit HuffPost Exposure.

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