2011

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2011 (MMXI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2011th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 11th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2010s decade.

From top to bottom, left to right: a protester partaking in Occupy Wall Street heralds the beginning of the Occupy movement; protests against Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed that October; a young man celebrates the independence of South Sudan, the world's newest country; the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami devastates Eastern Japan and kills nearly 20,000 people; Minecraft is released and goes on to become the best-selling video game; the 2011 Norway attacks mark the rise of white supremacist terrorism across the west; The U.S. national security team gathered in the White House Situation Room to monitor the progress of Operation Neptune Spear that killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden; Anti-government protests called the Arab Spring arose in 2010–2011, and as a result, many governments were overthrown in the Middle East and Northern Africa.

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2011 by topic:
Arts
Animation (Anime) – ArchitectureComicsFilm (Horror, Science fiction) – Literature (Poetry) – Music (Classical, Country, Hip hop, Jazz, Latin, Metal, Rock, UK, US, Korea) – RadioPhotoTelevisionVideo games
Politics and government
ElectionsInternational leadersSovereign states
Sovereign state leadersTerritorial governors
Science and technology
ArchaeologyBiotechnologyComputingPalaeontologyQuantum computing and communicationSenescence researchSpace/AstronomySpaceflightSustainable energy research
Environment and environmental sciences
Birding/OrnithologyClimate changeWeather
Transportation
AviationRail transportTransportation technology
Sports
American footballAssociation footballAthletics (sport)BadmintonBaseballBasketballChessCombat sportsCricketCyclingGolfIce hockeyRugby unionSwimmingTennisVolleyball
By place
AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBangladeshThe BahamasBahrainBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBruneiBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaColombiaCosta RicaComorosCongoD.R. CongoCroatiaCubaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEast TimorEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaEswatiniEquatorial GuineaFijiFinlandFranceGabonThe GambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGreeceGrenadaGuatemalaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsraelItalyIvory CoastJamaicaJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKosovoKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberia LiechtensteinLibyaLithuaniaLuxembourgMacauMadagascarMarshall IslandsMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMauritaniaMauritiusMexicoMicronesiaMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNauruNamibiaNepalNetherlandsNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNorth KoreaNorth MacedoniaNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestinePanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalQatarRomaniaRussiaRwandaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSão Tomé and PríncipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSlovakiaSloveniaSomaliaSomalilandSouth AfricaSolomon IslandsSouth KoreaSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandTogoTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVatican CityVenezuelaVietnamYemenZambiaZimbabwe
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2011 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar2011
MMXI
Ab urbe condita2764
Armenian calendar1460
ԹՎ ՌՆԿ
Assyrian calendar6761
Baháʼí calendar167–168
Balinese saka calendar1932–1933
Bengali calendar1418
Berber calendar2961
British Regnal year59 Eliz. 2  60 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2555
Burmese calendar1373
Byzantine calendar7519–7520
Chinese calendar庚寅年 (Metal Tiger)
4707 or 4647
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辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)
4708 or 4648
Coptic calendar1727–1728
Discordian calendar3177
Ethiopian calendar2003–2004
Hebrew calendar5771–5772
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2067–2068
 - Shaka Samvat1932–1933
 - Kali Yuga5111–5112
Holocene calendar12011
Igbo calendar1011–1012
Iranian calendar1389–1390
Islamic calendar1432–1433
Japanese calendarHeisei 23
(平成23年)
Javanese calendar1943–1945
Juche calendar100
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4344
Minguo calendarROC 100
民國100年
Nanakshahi calendar543
Thai solar calendar2554
Tibetan calendar阳金虎年
(male Iron-Tiger)
2137 or 1756 or 984
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阴金兔年
(female Iron-Rabbit)
2138 or 1757 or 985
Unix time1293840000 – 1325375999
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The most notable event of the year was the Arab Spring that involved the killing of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya as part of a series of protests and government overthrows that swept through the Middle East.

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In 2011, the nation of Samoa only had 364 days as it moved across the International Date Line skipping December 30, 2011; it is now 24 hours ahead of American Samoa.[2][3]