The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011. Justin Lane / Getty Images Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza in 9/11, pauses at his son’s name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial.
Kyodo / Reuters A whirpool forms off the Japanese coast after the tsunami on March 11. This sightseeing boat, Hama Yuri, was pulled 1300 feet from the coast and somehow balanced itself on a two story house during the tsunami in Japan. HANDOUT / Reuters.