Top shots Reuters 2011. Part 1.

Reuters has started to publish a selection of the best images taken in 2011. Within a few days, we will show you the most dramatic and beautiful moments captured Reuters photographers around the world.

1. Japanese schoolchildren during a speech in Tokyo, the team cheerleaders. © Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters

2. Floods in Sri Lanka destroyed the dam near the town of Anuradhapura. © Reuters / Stringer

3. The representative of the Egyptian opposition prays before the formation of soldiers in Tahrir Square in Cairo. © Yannis Behrakis / Reuters

4. Friday prayers in Tahrir Square in Cairo. © Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters

5. Burning barricades in Tahrir Square in Cairo. © Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

6. Eruption Shinmoedake in Japan. © Kyodo / Reuters

7. Tightrope walker Freddy Nock on the cable lift on Mount Corvatsch in Switzerland. © Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters

8. A Pakistani student misses the bombings of NATO fuel tankers in Nowshera. © Adrees Latif / Reuters

9. A candidate for an elite squad of marines of Taiwan is crawling 50-meter distance on sharp stones. © Nicky Loh / Reuters

10. An employee of the zoo in Dushanbe from 18-month-old lion Vadik. © Nozim Kalandarov / Reuters

11. Homeless Pakistani warms up. © Ahmad Masood / Reuters

12. Port-au-Prince, a year after the devastating earthquake. © Allison Shelley / Reuters

13. A flock of starlings flying over Greece. © Yannis Behrakis / Reuters

14. The family of fishermen sailing in his boat on the river Periyar near the city of Kochi in India. © Sivaram V / Reuters

15. © The car on a flooded intersection after the tsunami in Japan. © Jo Yong-Hak / Reuters

16. Match the Rugby World Cup between the teams of Australia and South Africa in New Zealand. © David Gray / Reuters

17. Early in the morning in Pyongyang. © Damir Sagolj / Reuters

18. Training of military swimmers in Taipei. © Pichi Chuang / Reuters

19. Orthodox Jew carries chicken and daughter during a ritual Kapparot in Jerusalem. © Ammar Awad / Reuters

20. Children are a copy of one of the most revered in Peru Catholic icons "Lord of Miracles" on the process in Lima. © Enrique Castro-Mendivil / Reuters



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