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The coolest, most shocking and totally amazing images of 2012

Dec 17, 2012 20:28pm
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  • As the planet takes a complete circle and the world heads for a new start in 2013, we take a look at the 50 most amazing pictures of the year that just went by.
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  • A keeper looks inside the mouth of a South American sea lion at 'Tiergarten Schoenbrunn' Zoo in Vienna.
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  • Mushers and their dogs compete after the mass start of eighth stage of La Grande Odyssee sled dogs race in Bessans.
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  • The ancient Colosseum is seen during a heavy snowfall late in the night in Rome.
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  • A wrestler rubs his hands with mud to prevent slipping due to sweat, during a traditional mud wrestling bout in Kolhapur.
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  • A physically disabled woman on her wheelchair clashes with riot police in the centre of La Paz in Bolivia.
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  • The body of a man lies in a field after a shootout with police on the outskirts of Monterrey in Mexico.
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  • Women beat men with torn clothes during 'Huranga' at the Dauji temple near Mathura.
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  • Zaher Al Hariri, speaks to the media in Amman about how his right hand was cut off by Syrian security forces after he went to a state hospital in Deraa city.
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  • US President Obama bends down to wait for his dog, Bo, to come towards him outside the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
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  • A child plays on the road near the bank of Myanmar's Yangon River.
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  • An Afghan police helicopter flies over Hazrat Ali (Kart-i-Sakhi) shrine where Afghans celebrate the New Year.
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  • Jamphel Yeshi, a Tibetan, runs after setting himself on fire during a protest against the visit of Chinese President Hu in New Delhi.
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  • Yamaha Moto GP world champion rider Lorenzo falls during the Valencia Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste.
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  • A home that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, is seen in Union Beach, New Jersey.
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  • Smoke trails are seen as an Iron Dome intercepts a rocket which was launched from Gaza, near Sderot.
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  • US President Barack Obama and Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi after their meeting at her residence in Yangon November 19, 2012.
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  • A devotee offers prayers to the rising sun during the 'Chhat' festival in Kathmandu.
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  • A boy performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir in Mumbai.
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  • Police dogs attack a man found stealing from ethnic Somali homes during the second day of skirmishes in Nairobi.
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  • Palestinian gunmen ride motorcycles as they drag the body of a man, who was suspected of working for Israel, in Gaza City.
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  • A Hindu devotee with his neck pierced with a knife attends Chadak rituals at Krishanadevpur village.
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  • A lightning strike is seen near the water tower of Benkelman, Nebraska.
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  • Tightrope walker Wallenda walks the high wire over the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls.
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  • British Olympic sailor Ainslie carries the Olympic torch on the first leg of its Britain Northern Ireland and Ireland tour at Lands End in Cornwall, south west England.
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  • The suit and boots of Solar Impulse project CEO and pilot Andre Borschberg are pictured before take off at Payerne airport.
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  • A woman holds her malnourished child at a therapeutic feeding center at al-Sabyeen hospital in Sanaa.
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  • The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Healy, in the midst of their ICESCAPE mission, retrieves supplies dropped by parachute in the Arctic Ocean.
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  • Australia's Jackson shoots over China's Song in the women's quarterfinal basketball match at the Basketball Arena in London.
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  • A human skull lies in a wheelbarrow during the exhumation of unidentified bodies at La Verbena cementary in Guatemala City.
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  • Devotees try to form a human pyramid to break a clay pot containing curd during the celebrations to mark the Hindu festival of Janmashtami in Mumbai.
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  • Bulgaria's Silviya Miteva competes using the ball in the individual all around rhythmic gymnastics final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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  • A torrent of water rushes past a vehicle at Westvale Park, Glencoe.
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  • An injured Syrian refugee rests on his bed as he undergoes rehabilitation at a post traumatic care center directed by UOSSM in Hatay province.
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  • Poland's Lukasz Mamczarz starts his run up during the men's high jump F42 final at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
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  • Team Europe golfer McIlroy hits from a sand trap on the 10th green during the morning foursomes round at the 39th Ryder Cup matches at the Medinah Country Club.
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  • Mexican Novillero Juan Pedro Moreno escapes a bull during a bullfight at La Mexico bullring in Mexico City.
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  • Air Force One casts a shadow over The Forum as it prepares to land in Los Angeles.
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  • Water pushed up by Hurricane Sandy splashes into the window of a building standing by the shore in Bellport, New York.
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  • Plainclothes police officers detain a protester in central Barcelona during a general strike in Spain.
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  • Yoga instructor Tao Porchon Lynch goes through yoga poses in her yoga class in Hartsdale.
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  • A Yawalapiti boy dips his head into the Xingu River in the Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State.
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  • Italy's Lapi and Perrupato perform in a synchronised swimming duet technical routine qualification round during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Sears celebrates his interception against the BC Lions during their CFL game in Winnipeg.
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  • International Monetary Fund Managing Director Lagarde curtsies to Japan's Finance Minister Jojima as she enters a venue for a family photo session at the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group in Tokyo.
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  • A man takes a photo as Space Shuttle Endeavour travels to the California Science Center in Inglewood, Los Angeles.
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  • Body of Malta's former Prime Minister Mintoff lies in state at the Presidential Palace in Valletta.
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  • Argentine President Fernandez throws flowers into the waters to pay homage to the fallen soldiers during the Falklands War in Ushuaia.
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  • Paratroopers from Chosen Company of the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry board a waiting CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan.
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