The big political stories of 2011

Resignations and riots, a currency in crisis and a new cat, the coalition government has had a busy 12 months dealing with issues both at home and abroad.

So what was on the agenda in Downing Street and what was debated in Parliament? And what were the international political stories that also made an impact this year?

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Images courtesy Getty Images, Press Association, Reuters. Music by Adele, Aloe Blacc and KPM Music.

Slideshow production by Gavin Stamp and Paul Kerley. Publication date 30 December 2011.

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