2012 in Pictures

2012 in Pictures

As the end of the year draws to a close, 2012 in Pictures is a record of some of the most poignant, dramatic and important events of this year. We have done our best to pick one image to represent each month.

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WARNING! some of these images are upsetting and graphic and mark the lows and the highs of year that sadly reflects a very turbulent year for many.

January

Cruise ship, Costa Concordia, runs aground at Isola de Giglio, Italy, with at least 15 deaths

Cruise ship, Costa Concordia, runs aground at Isola de Giglio, Italy, with at least 15 deaths

February

HONDURAS-CARCEL

Fire kills hundreds at prison in Honduras

March

floods in the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland


Australia floods leave two dead, thousands evacuated

April

Conflict between Israel and Gaza reignited.

Conflict between Israel and Gaza reignited.

May

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northern Italy

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northern Italy

June

Wildfires Spread in New Mexico and Colorado

Wildfires Spread in New Mexico and Colorado

July

Lodon Olympic Games 2012.

Olympics Open in London

August

A-group-of-girls-in-colou-006 August

Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are jailed for two years in Moscow for hooliganism

September

Violence Continues in Syria

Violence Continues in Syria

October

Hurricane Sandy Wreaks HavocHurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc

November

 

Obama Reelected Second Term as US President.Obama Re-elected Second Term as US President.

December

Gunman assaults Conn. elementary school, 27 dead.

Gunman assaults Conn. elementary school, 27 dead.