This is a gallery of images of memorable moments from 2011 by Missourian staff photographers.
In this photo by Rachel Coward, MU student Juanita Kwarteng shows off her frozen eyelashes at Elm and Ninth streets Feb. 1, when Columbia was hit by its biggest snowfall of the season. Kwarteng and a friend had decided to head downtown to see what the blizzard was like.
In this photo by Nick Schnelle, students in MU's Greektown celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden in May.
In this photo by Grant Hindsley, Chad Doss checks in with his neighbors from the inside of what is left of his home in May in Joplin. Doss and his girlfriend arrived at home 20 minutes before a devastating tornado struck the southwest Missouri city; they were left unharmed.
In this photo by Allison Pasek, a brood 19 cicada sits on the leaf of a plant. The cicada invasion was the most popular story of 2011 among the Missourian's online readers.
Flooding hit much of Missouri and the Midwest in the spring. In this photo by William Lounsbury, Joe Jones and his wife, Cheryl Jones, wade toward the high ground of the train tracks after helping load possessions into a moving truck in Morehouse in southeast Missouri in April.
In another photo by Schnelle, Haitham Alramahi stands on top of an image of then-Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi after stomping on the image during a rally in February to support the opposition protesters in Libya.
In a photo by Alex Wood, flags stand in front of the Columbia Mall on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in September. Remembrance ceremonies were held in Columbia and elsewhere in the United States.
In a photo by Christopher Parks, an infantrymen pauses in the shade on the periphery of the battlefield as he waits for the order to march into battle with his company. He was participating in a re-enactment in June, 150 years after the Battle of Boonville.