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2011 Zeitgeist Year in Review

Zeitgeist is the German word for “spirit of the age.” Google tries to capture the Zeitgeist annually in a video montage of top search terms from the previous year. The montage for 2011 is above. A summary is below.

2011 was a year of…

…adversity

Japan tsunami and earthquake

Brazil floods

…crossroads

Royal wedding

Death of Osama bin Laden

Final launch of the space shuttle program

…revolution

The Arab Spring

Greek riots

Occupy Wall Street

…remembrance

10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

Elizabeth Taylor

Ryan Dunn

Al Davis

Betty Ford

Andy Rooney

Joe Frazier

Steve Jobs

[And now Christopher Hitchens]

…possibility

The man with a golden voice

Rebekah Black

…inspiration

Medal of Honor to Marine Dakota Meyer

Return of Gabrielle Giffords

Deaf woman hearing for the first time

(HT: Tim Challies)

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