Take a look at the photos of the most memorable Bay Area news stories of 2011.

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Harold Camping, founder of a Christian radio located in Oakland, predicted the world would end on May 21st. Judgment Day was advertised through hundreds of billboards and volunteers.

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Ed Lee announces he will run for San Francisco Mayor, although he promised he would not run when he was appointed interim mayor.

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UC Berkeley graduates Shane Bauer (right) and Joshua Fattal (not in the photo) are greeted after being released from a two year captivity in Iran.

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Hundreds join Occupy Oakland’s call for a general strike that culminated in the closing of the Port of Oakland.

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Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan answer questions about police action during an Occupy Oakland raid.

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Fans express their sorrow and gratitude at a Steve Jobs memorial.

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Energy Secretary Steven Chu testifies about the government’s previous support for the Fremont solar panel company Solyndra, after it went bankrupt.

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Businessman, philanthropist and banjo man Warren Hellman (center) dies at the age of 77.









The Year in Photos in the Bay Area 30 December,2011Michelle Gachet

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