Year In Review: 25 Most Powerful Photos of 2012

Posted by , Updated on July 22, 2014

So many things have happened in the past year, from the Olympics in London, the attack of Hurricane Sandy the Frankenstorm, the Presidential Election won by Barack Obama and much more. While it may take so many words to describe the events that transpired this year you can feel the drama, the emotion, and the action as you view the 25 most powerful photos of 2012 and look back at what transpired in the last 12 months.
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Karen Clarkson visited and cried over the grave of Sergeant Joel Clarkson, her son, on Memorial Day

Karen Clarkson visited and cried over the grave of Sergeant Joel Clarkson, her son, on Memorial Day
24

Breezy Point, NY in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

The only thing that stood after Hurricane Sandy attacked the neighborhood of Breezy Point
23

The big contrast during New York Fashion Week

The Big Contrast during New York Fashion Week
22

A lady in a wheelchair fights against the police in Bolivia

A lady in a wheelchair stands against the police in Bolivia
21

A couple smiles after finding records after Hurricane Sandy

A couple smiles after finding records despite of the Frankenstorm attack

20

A boy points a toy gun at a Mickey Mouse mascot

A boy points a toy gun to a Mickey Mouse mascot
19

A Greek policeman stands next to a wall of flames during the anti-austerity protest

A Greek policeman stands next to a wall of flames during the anti-austerity protest
18

The coast of Seaside Heights, New Jersey after Sandy moves on to New York

The face of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, after Sandy leaves for New York
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A boy evicted from his home during the confrontation in Nepal

A boy evicted from his home during the confrontation in Nepal
16

A Greek protester takes a stand against riot police

A Greek protester kicks the riot police
15

Tibetan man sets himself ablaze in protest

Tibetan man sets himself ablaze in protest
14

Linda Workman recovers a baby doll from tornado-stricken West Liberty, Kentucky

Linda Workman recovers a baby doll from tornado-stricken West Liberty, Kentucky
13

Father carries daughter to the hospital in Aleppo, Syria

Father carries daughter to the hospital in Aleppo
12

Manhattan blackout during Hurricane Sandy

Manhattan blackout during Hurricane Sandy’s visit
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A young Palestinian girl launches a fist at a soldier in Nabi Saleh, West Bank

A young Palestinian girl launches a fist at a soldier in Nabi Saleh
10

Man watches the flood through his window in the Netherlands

Man watches the flood through his window in Netherlands
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Two firefighters console each other after finding out a colleague was killed during the Philadelphia fire

Two firefighters console each other after finding out a colleague was killed during the Philadelphia fire
8

Vincenzo Scibetta cries for his mother during the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack

Vincenzo Scibetta cries for his mother during the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack
7

Felix Baumgartner’s epic 26-mile jump from the stratosphere

Felix Baumgartner’s epic 26-mile jump from the stratosphere
6

The First Couple looking at the remains of the World Trade Center from the One World Trade Center building

The First Couple looking at the remains of World Trade Center from the One World Trade Center building
5

President Obama hugs North Point Marina owner, Donna Vanzant, during his visit to New Jersey

President Obama hugs North Point Marina owner, Donna Vanzant, during visit in New Jersey
4

Filipino couple exchange vows during a fierce monsoon rain

Filipino couple exchange vows during a fierce monsoon rain
3

Barrack Obama won the Presidential Election in November

Barrack Obama won the Presidential Election in November
2

Zheng Tao sets a new world record during the 2012 Paralympics in London

Zheng Tao sets a new world record during the 2012 Paralympics in London
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A single house stands in the middle of a four-lane highway in China

A nail house stands on a four-lane highway in China
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