Photo Gallery: 2011 Year in Photo: News 19/57

Susan Harmon is unable to contain her emotions and she sobs after finding a scorched photo album in the rubble of her  home Tuesday afternoon, July 19, 2011. Pal, the family's pet mutt, awakened   Susan Harmon with constant barking Sunday night when the home caught fire. Susan's son, Walt,  credits the pet with saving his life and allowing him to rescue his mother, and her parents, Donald and Donna Gilliam.  from the smoke-filled home before it was destroyed by flames.   The home is in rural Lincoln County about six miles north of Jacktown.     Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman