Pictures of the Year 2011: John Clarke Russ
Fanny Welle-Strand Horn (foreground) of Norway and Rosanna Crawford of Canada collapse after finishing the women's 7.5-kilometer sprint at the I.B.U. World Cup Biathlon at the Nordic Heritage Center on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 Buy Photo
Daria Saveva of Bulgaria, a member of the Ritmos Duo with her husband, Georgiev Seveva, gracefully envelopes herself in a fluorescent veil during their performance at the Anah Temple Shrine Circus a the Bangor Auditorium Friday, April 29, 2011. Buy Photo
With the help of his hollow-body Gibson electric guitar, Lucille, renowned blues guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer B.B. King electrified the crowd on the Bangor Waterfront Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. Buy Photo
Erik Alquist, 24, of Bangor stretches for the catch while playing a pickup Frisbee game in Broadway Park on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. Joining him were Tristan Taber, 24, Becca Pelletier, 17, and Padraic Harrison, 24, all of Bangor. Buy Photo
Representatives of the "99 percent" share ideas in their general assembly Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. Buy Photo
Xander Watkins, 7, shows an illustration from the children's book "Are You A Bookworm?" to Miguel, a therapy and reading dog, as Miguel's owner, Renee Garrett, of Holden and first-grade classmate, Drew Heber (left), 7, look on in December. Buy Photo
A female harrier sloshes through the mud on a rainy Eastern Regional Championship race in Belfast Oct. 22, 2011. Buy Photo
Dylan O'Brien, 9, appears elongated as he treads water at Lincolnville Beach on a rainy Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. The leg on the left actually belongs to his big brother Devin, 15, of Lincolnville who was snorkeling for hermit crabs. Buy Photo
Keith Atterberry, 6, of Burnham looks toward the drum arbor as he waits for the children's candy dance to start at the Intertribal Powwow at Leonard's Mills in Bradley on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. Buy Photo
As a friend named Abe (right) works on a makeshift duct tape memorial heart, sophomore Alex Nelson consoles a Hermon High School junior classmate named Kylie during their visit on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, to the crash site on the Irish Road in Carmel where two of their classmates died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.
Tricia Coyle of Hermon gives 7-year-old Standardbred Casino King an affectionate tap as she leaves Fred Nichols Barn with Alley, a 2-year-old female Standardbred. They were headed outdoors to Hollywood Slots Raceway at Bass Park for an afternoon winter workout Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. Buy Photo
Posted Dec. 30, 2011, at 10:53 p.m.