PHOTOS OF THE YEAR: Top photographs from 2012 (gallery)

Published: December 31, 2012

An assortment of our favourite photos from a year that included the London Games, conflicts in Syria and Gaza, and the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama.


Photos of the Year: 2012


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Devotees of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine take part in a street procession marking the annual Vegetarian Festival in the southern town of Phuket on Oct. 21, 2012. During the festival, which begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts nine days, religious devotees slash themselves with swords, pierce their cheeks with sharp objects and commit other painful acts to purify themselves, taking on the sins of the community. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images

 






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