Top stories of 2011: GlobalPost readers choose their favorites

Women place their votes in a ballot box at a polling station in a girls school on November 28, 2011 in Downtown Cairo, Egypt.</p>

Women place their votes in a ballot box at a polling station in a girls school on November 28, 2011 in Downtown Cairo, Egypt.

This was quite a year for GlobalPost. We covered everything from the Arab Spring to the tsunami in Japan to the spread of the Occupy Wall Street protests. And don't forget the prostitute turning into a donkey!

We asked our readers to select their favorite stories of the year. Here are the responses. Are we missing anything? Leave your picks in the comments section below.