2011 was filled with peculiar weather, devastating natural disasters, and other dramatic reminders that no matter how smart our phones, Mother Earth still has us beat. After looking through thousands of Getty photos of this grand but one-sided contest between man and nature, here are some of the best from the past twelve months.
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