A Tsunami in Japan, an earthquake in New Zealand, hurricanes in the Untied States a landslide in Brazil and cyclones in Australia - 2011 was a year nature took its toll.
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Foam breaks onto the docks of the French northwestern harbour of Saint-Guenole during a severe storm on December 16, 2011. The storm has left nearly 400,000 households without electricity and wreacked havoc on train traffic in Brittany and the Pays de la Loire region due to debris falling on tracks (FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)