Best of 2011

National news

2011 through The Post's front page

Look back at 2011 through the front pages of The Washington Post from Jan. 1, 2011 to Nov. 30, 2011.

What’s trending: Top 2011 search terms

Actor Kirk Douglas and socialite Kim Kardashian pose for photos as celebrities turn out to feed the homeless and those less fortunate a lunchtime meal at the Los Angeles Mission on November 23, 2011 in downtown Los Angeles in celebration of Thanksgiving, the annual American holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November and centered around a meal of turkey and side dishes. The Los Angeles Mission has been helping people on skid row for the past 75 years, providing emergency services like shelter, food, clothing as well as professional medical and dental services. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Local

The District’s biggest news events of 2011

Washington, DC - August, 23: Office workers flee a building at 15 and K, northwest, as a mild earthquake evacuates office buildings on August, 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

A look back at the biggest local stories of the year.

Vote for your favorite D.C. Tweeps

Vote for your favorite D.C. Tweeps

D.C.’s Top Tweeps is a way for Washington Post readers to vote for their favorites in local social media.

Worst Year in Washington: Congress

Worst Year in Washington: Congress

Saying that Congress is unpopular is kind of like saying that water is wet or that big-time college football is corrupt.

Sports

The biggest sports moments of the year

(Reuters)

It’s nearly time to close the book on 2011, a year that was nothing if not eventful for many sports teams.

World

World news events of 2011

(Hiroto Nomoto)

From the devastating tsunami in Japan to the wedding of Britain’s prince Williams, here are the world events that made headlines in 2011.