BBC unveiled Wednesday some of the women who made the headlines in 2011. Most surprisingly, Sweetie the panda, who arrived along with Sunshine in Edinburgh from China, made its way onto the list. BBC also released the list of top 12 male faces of 2011, but featured 12 actual men.
BBC said in a statement, "Including Sweetie (Tian Tian) as one of the annual headline makers was a light-hearted addition to the list, and this isn't the first time it has featured a non-human."
Gabrielle Giffords, January
Gabrielle Giffords, January [Reuters]