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.
Cruise ship, Costa Concordia, runs aground at Isola de Giglio, Italy, with at least 15 deaths
Fire kills hundreds at prison in Honduras
Australia floods leave two dead, thousands evacuated
Conflict between Israel and Gaza reignited.
6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northern Italy
Wildfires Spread in New Mexico and Colorado
Olympics Open in London
Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are jailed for two years in Moscow for hooliganism