By Doug Parry
For today, Herald photographers chose their favorite news photos of the year. They came up with 24 beautiful photos. Click here to see the gallery.
We’ll follow up later this week with some favorite sports photos and a look back at some of the best stories of 2011 on HeraldNet.
Do you have a favorite photo of your own to share? We’d love to see it in our reader photo galleries. Click here to visit those.