Photos of the Year 2012

Photos of the Week - Photo slideshow

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    Police use the bucket on a fire truck to look down on an apartment where the suspect in a theatre shooting lived in Aurora, Colo., on July 20. Twelve people were killed and 50 injured at a shooting at the Century 16 movie theatre. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Full story (Image WFTV)

    AP Photo/Australian Antarctic Division
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    Russian riot police force (OMON) officers demonstrate their skills during an exhibition training devoted to the 25th anniversary of the squad in Moscow in October.(AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev).

    AP Photo/Sunday Aghaeze
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    Jose Rubio-Pavon, 12, is sworn in as a police officer in May by Brighton police, fulfilling his dying wish to become one of his heroes. Full story(Brighton Police Image)

    AP Photo/Las Vegas Fire and Rescue
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    Birmingham police arrested a costumed woman on a DUI charge after responding to a report that she was shot. They found her asleep at a stop light the morning after Halloween. Full story (Photo courtesy of Al.com)

    AP Photo/John Javellana
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    A police lieutenant swings his baton at Occupy Wall Street activists on May 1 in New York. Full story (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    AP Photo/Matt Rourke
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    Officer Larry DePrimo purchased all-weather boots for a homeless man who was sitting in Times Square barefoot. A tourist saw the kind act and snapped a picture that was an instant sensation. Full story (NYPD Image)

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    A police officer leads two women and a child from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., shortly after Adam Lanza opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. Full story (AP Image/ Courtesy of the Newtown Bee)

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    250 police from around New England drove in a convoy to Virginia in December to hand deliver cards and gifts to a terminally ill boy whose Christmas wish was to recieve cards from his heroes. Full story (ABC 13 Image)

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    Riot police stand against opposition protesters in front of the Ukrainian House in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday. Opposition activists have clashed with riot police during a protest against a controversial bill that would allow the use of Russian in official settings in Russian-speaking regions. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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    All three of a Vermont town's police cruisers were destroyed in a mysterious fire Thanksgiving morning. Full story (Norwich VT Police Image)

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