2011 left us with many indelible images of news, events and stories.  You chose the biggest stories of the year.

According to YOUR votes, the Biggest Stories of 2011 were:

#1  The Death of Osama bin Laden

#2 The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Japan

#3 The Occupy Movement

#4 a three way tie between Arab Spring, The Final shuttle flight, and the 10th anniversary of 911.

#5  The Joplin Missouri tornadoes.

#6 Herman Cain pulling out of the election.

by the way, the Royal Wedding came in dead last, with less than 1% of the vote. thanks to all our great Newstalk listeners choosing!