Happy New Year! 2012 is almost upon us and we can only hope it will be as interesting and eventful as was 2011.

There were several major events that happened in news, entertainment and technology throughout 2011. The U.S. captured and killed Osama Bin Laden, Apple Inc. lost its CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs and the Iraq War ended.

But those are just a peak at all the big events that occurred in 2011. We can't forget the several severe weather conditions that the U.S. experienced this year and other events of international importance like the Greek bail out.

Start the slideshow to see some of the biggest news events that made our 2011 Year in Review list.