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Chattanooga's news in 2011 was dominated by violence -- violent streets and violent weather.
During the last week of April, a swarm of tornadoes swept through the Chattanooga area. It was part of a historic outbreak April 25-28 that killed more than 300 people in the South and Midwest, according to The Associated Press.
Times Free Press photographers were in the vanguard of journalists covering the storms. Photographer Angela Lewis captured the surreal quality of the aftermath with a photograph of Trenton, Ga., resident, Andy Page with a cat carrier containing his pet, Ellie.
A spate of homicides hit the city in 2011, with 23 total as of last week. There have been 89 shootings so far this year. Three were injured in a photo here taken in late October by Jake Daniels.
On the lighter side, Times Free Press photographers documented people at work and at play.