Man, what a year! As I say to Kieran when he's had a bad day (and also say to myself occasionally), the best cure for a bad day is to go to bed so it will be over...and you can start fresh again tomorrow.
Take a look at these amazing (and many, upsetting) images of a year full of more disasters, 2011.
And let's all hope and pray for a calmer, more productive year in 2012...across the world...of course, filled with a democratic victory (yes, my politics are showing). The last thing we need is to go further backwards.