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2011 in tweets

2011 has been a tumultuous year, with world-changing events such as the Arab Spring and tsunami in Japan shaking the international community to its core. Never has Twitter played such a central part in the reporting and driving of these events in real time; whether it was the first flickers of resistance and call to action in the Libyan uprising or a heartening campaign to clean up London after the August riots. Events such as the women's football world cup and Beyonce's pregnancy revelation - though less fundamental - also helped set new records for the most amount of tweets sent per second. Come see how world events imploded onto the Twittersphere with a look at 2011 in tweets, below...

All pictures featured are from Twitpics, unless otherwise stated

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