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사진으로 보는 2012년: The Year in Pictures: 2012

The Year in Pictures: 2012


Manhattan in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, including the blackout from the power outage south of 39th Street on Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, in New York City.

Anxious moment

Walter Szulc Jr., in kayak at left, looks back at the dorsal fin of an approaching great white shark at Nauset Beach in Orleans, Mass., on July 7. His instictive response? “Paddle and head out of there." No injuries were reported. Seals in the water often draw sharks near the shore.

Cozying up to voters

The week after the national political conventions, candidates seemed more physical with voters than earlier in the campaign. This Sept. 8 photo of Vice President Joe Biden and a biker at Cruisers Diner in Seaman, Ohio, went viral because it almost looks as though the woman is seated in Biden’s lap. In fact, the woman’s chair is pulled up close to his.

Black marble

The Americas light up in this composite image made by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite. NASA reports the image was made over nine days in April and 13 days in October. According to NASA, 312 orbits were required to get a clear shot of each parcel of the Earth's surface. Additionally, the image shows Superstorm Sandy making landfall over New Jersey on Oct. 29.

Moving forward

One World Trade Center, seen from across the Hudson River in Jersey City, N.J., has reached 104 floors. In Jersey City’s Liberty State Park, a runner glides his hand along the wall of “Empty Sky,” the state’s memorial to the people who died in the 9/11 terror attacks.

Special delivery

Chief midwife Maria Antoneta Cabral Barbosa holds a newborn boy she delivered by flashlight at the regional hospital in Gabu, Guinea-Bissau, on May 23.

Fire escape

Employees are evacuated as smoke billows from the Maharashtra state government buildig in Mumbai, India, on June 21. Hundreds of employees fled the seven-story structure as more than two dozen fire engines battled a major fire that raged for more than three hours in India's financial and entertainment capital.

Sniper hunt

Syrian rebels hunt for snipers after attacking the municipal building in the city center of Selehattin, Syria, on July 23, during fighting between rebels and government troops.

Paradise lost

Waves break in front of an amusement park destroyed by Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 31, in Seaside Heights, N.J.

Early bird

A robin pulls a worm from the ground on a rainy afternoon in Racine, Wis., on March 23.

Endeavour to score

Traymond Harris, left, and Ryan Hudge play basketball as the shuttle Endeavour passes by on Crenshaw Avenue in Inglewood, Calif., Oct. 13. Endeavour had been scheduled to inch into the California Science Center on the evening of Oct. 13 to spend the rest of its years as a museum piece. But as the night wore on, even inching became a challenge, and the journey spilled into the next day.

Home, sweet home

Alyssa Smith hugs the arm of her father, Sgt. 1st Class Jason Smith, on his return from Afghanistan on March 24 in Anchorage, Alaska. Nearly 150 soldiers from the 164th Military Police Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion, 2nd Engineer Brigade returned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson from a 12-month deployment in Afghanistan.

Casualty of war

A man cries while holding the body of his son near Dar El Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria, Oct. 3. Suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives in a government-controlled area of the battleground Syrian city, killing dozens of people and leveling buildings, state TV said.

Shantytown fire

Residents paddle their makeshift boat to safety as fire engulfs houses at a slum community in Manila, Philippines, May 11. At least 1,000 houses were destroyed in the fire, the cause of which was not immediately known, local media reported.

Fire rescue

Pakistani rescuers carry out a shoe-making factory worker after a sudden fire trapped dozens of workers in the factory in Lahore, Pakistan, on Sept. 11. At least 21 workers were killed and 14 were injured.

Wide load

Men use ropes in trying to right a supply truck overloaded with wheat straw, April 13, along a road in Dargai, in the Malakand district, about 100 miles northwest of Pakistan's capital Islamabad.

Presidential debate - Round 2

Republican nominee Mitt Romney, left, and President Barack Obama square off during the second U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Oct. 16. 


This picture of an insect covered in dew moments after a downpour is part of Ondrej Pakan’s series of big-eye views from around the world.

Dramatic rescue

Firefighters rescue a family from a car dangling over a bridge after a fiery crash Jan. 12 on Highway 101 near Buellton, Calif. The accident claimed the life of a truck driver.

Ice sculptures

A woman walks along the iced waterside promenade at Lake Geneva in Versoix, Switzerland, Feb. 5. A cold spell sent temperatures across much of Europe plummeting far below zero.

Glory lost

Part of the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno sits empty after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium on July 22, in State College, Pa. Penn State President Rodney Erickson decided to remove the statue in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. An internal investigation concluded that Paterno and other top university officials concealed what they knew of the allegations of abuse conducted by Sandusky.

Police action

Police surround the bodies of striking miners after opening fire on a crowd at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, on Aug. 16. More than 30 people were killed.

Falling water

Seawater from the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy floods the Ground Zero construction site on Oct. 29. Sandy forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets and sent coastal residents fleeing.

Too close to the coast

The cruise ship Costa Concordia lies on its side off the small Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Jan. 18. The enormous luxury ocean liner hit a submerged rock as dinner was being served on Jan 13 and began to founder. Most of the passengers and crew survived despite hours of chaos. The captain of the vessel is accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck by sailing too close to shore and abandoning ship before his passengers were safe.

Score settling

Palestinian gunmen drag the body of a man, suspected of working for Israel, through Gaza City on Nov. 20. Palestinian gunmen shot dead six alleged collaborators in the Gaza Strip who "were caught red-handed," according to a security source quoted by the Hamas Aqsa radio.

Epic Northern lights

The Northern Lights are seen in the sky near Faskusfjordur on the east coast of Iceland, March 8. A powerful solar storm struck the Earth's magnetic field, triggering the dazzling display.

A friend in need

Greg Cook passes his dog Coco to Donnie Watts through a window of his tornado-destroyed home in Limestone County, Ala., on March 2. Cook rushed home after the winds had stopped to find his house and dozens of others destroyed, but his chocolate Labrador survived.

Mess with the bull

A reveler grapples with a bull during the “Running of the Bulls” at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, on July 7.

Waiting for aid

Internally displaced Congolese children shelter from the rain under plastic sheets, Aug. 8, as they await aid in Kibati, north of Goma, eastern Congo. Drenching rain punctuated by frightening bursts of thunder and lightning added to the misery of some of the 280,000 refugees from Congo's eastern rebellion. Their plight was highlighted by a visit from the U.N. humanitarian chief Baroness Valerie Amos.

Rescue attempt

Free Syrian Army fighters attempt to rescue a Syrian civilian who was shot by an army sniper while walking in the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood of Aleppo on Oct. 20.

Movie massacre aftermath

Police examine the car of James Eagan Holmes behind the theater where he fired on moviegoers in Aurora, Colo., July 20. The shooting left 12 people dead and 58 wounded. Police say Holmes also booby-trapped his Aurora apartment with explosives.

A mother's touch

A baby gorilla sleeps on its mother, Rebecca, at a zoo in Frankfurt, Germany, on July 12.

Peppered protester

Israeli border police officers use pepper spray as they detain an injured Palestinian protester during clashes on Land Day after Friday prayers outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, March 30. Israeli security forces fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades to break up groups of Palestinian stone-throwers as annual Land Day rallies turned violent. Land Day commemorates the killing by security forces of six Arabs in 1976 during protests against government plans to confiscate land in northern Israel's Galilee region.

Tragic family fight

Rescuers and relatives stop a woman from committing suicide in Zhanjiang, China, Aug. 14. Local media reported the woman was rescued as she tried to commit suicide after killing her nephew following a family dispute 

Plea for mercy

A Rohingya Muslim man who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh to escape religious violence cries as he pleads from a boat after he and others were intercepted by Bangladeshi border authorities in Taknaf, Bangladesh, June 13. Bangladesh has turned back more than 1,500 refugees in recent days. A global human rights group has urged Bangladesh to keep its border open to people seeking refuge from sectarian violence in western Myanmar.

Crash and burn

The fuselage of an F/A-18 Hornet smolders after crashing into a residential building in Virginia Beach, Va., April 6. Authorities said it was miraculous that no one was killed.

Warm reception

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. is hugged by President Barack Obama as he arrives to deliver his third State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 24. The next day, Giffords formally submitted her resignation as she was surrounded by hundreds of House members. The House, on a 408-0 vote, passed and sent to the president the final legislative act she sponsored, a bill to increase penalties for those flying ultralight planes to smuggle drugs.

Safety train

Police officers evacuate children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, after a gunman opened fire inside. Twenty children and six teachers were killed, and the gunman committed suicide. The gunman’s mother was later found dead in her home.

Woman vs. machine

A woman tries to stop a bulldozer from destroying her house in Lenesia, southwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Nov. 9. Protesters burned tires and blocked roads after the government tore down houses built on plots that were illegally sold. South Africa faces a massive housing backlog, with nearly 2 million people living in informal shacks.

Knock, knock

A cat attempts to catch a small songbird inside a birdhouse on a farm near Roseburg, Ore. The bird escaped from the cat this time.

Benghazi attack

An armed man reacts as the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames during an attack on Sept. 11. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed during fierce clashes at the compound.

Result of conflict

Jihad al-Masharawi, a Palestinian employee of BBC Arabic in Gaza, weeps as he holds the body of his 11-month-old son, Omar, who according to hospital officials was killed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Nov. 14.

Victims of violence

A puppy stands by remains of a dog that local residents said was its mother, days after it was killed during anti-Muslim violence in the East Pikesake neighborhood in Kyaukphyu, Myanmar, Nov. 6.

Early wildfires

A firefighter helps battle a brush fire in the Meadowlands near Metlife Stadium in Carlstadt, N.J., on April 11. Fire departments from around the area helped bring the blaze under control. It was one of many brush fires that broke out in New Jersey and New York under dry conditions, low humidity and strong winds.

Tragedy at sea

A diver carries a girl after a boat overcrowded with illegal immigrants capsized in waters off Turkey near Izmir on Sept. 6. The girl's condition was not known. At least 60 people, many of them children, drowned. The travelers were Syrians and Palestinians trying to get to Europe.

Unknown soldier

A Free Syrian Army fighter illuminates the body of an unknown man killed by Syrian army artillery shelling in Aleppo, Syria, Oct. 13, before burying it in a common grave. Aleppo's few operating hospitals struggled to cope with the number of victims, mostly civilians, caused by several months of fighting between the government's forces and Syrian rebels.

Half a house

Built in 1855, the iconic Princess Cottage -- or at least part of it -- remains standing, Nov. 21, after being ravaged by flooding in Union Beach, N.J. More than 200 homes in the town were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

Hairdo by Beryl

Winnie Pajcic, 9, enjoys the wind from Tropical Storm Beryl, May 28, during a visit to Stockton Park in Ortega, Fla. The worst of Beryl had already moved out of the area by that time, after coming ashore near Jacksonville Beach with near-hurricane-strength winds of 70 mph.


One giant leap

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner stands at the threshold of a balloon-borne capsule just before a test jump from a height of 71,500 feet. The successful test was conducted on March 15 over Roswell, N.M., in preparation for Baumgartner's supersonic jump from 120,000 feet. That giant leap came on Oct. 14, breaking a 52-year-old record for the highest parachute jump.

Nosy shuttle

A man takes a photo as the space shuttle Endeavour passes by in Inglewood, Calif., on Oct. 13, on its way to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Transporting Endeavour cross-town was a costly feat with an estimated price tag of $10 million, paid for by the science center and private donations. 

'Touchdown confirmed!'

The entry, descent and landing team for the $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory mission erupts in cheers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., after seeing the first images sent from Mars by the Curiosity rover on Aug. 5. The rover landed inside Mars' huge Gale Crater, kicking off a mission to determine if the Red Planet could ever have hosted microbial life.

Wait ... who took this photo?

NASA's Curiosity rover used its Mars Hand Lens Imager, or MAHLI, to capture the set of thumbnail images stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait on Oct. 31. MAHLI is mounted on a 7-foot-long robotic arm, but because of the way the images were taken, the imager and the extended robot arm are not visible in this mosaic.

Stricken ship seen from space

The luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia can be seen lying off the Italian coast in a Jan. 17 satellite photo provided by DigitalGlobe. The ship ran aground shortly after setting off on a Mediterranean cruise on Jan. 13.

Cosmic tantrum

This NASA photo of the Helix Nebula, obtained on Oct. 5, shows a dying star throwing a cosmic tantrum. The picture combines data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in infrared wavelengths with ultraviolet readings from another space telescope, the Galaxy Evolution Explorer. In death, the star's dusty outer layers are unraveling into space, glowing from the intense ultraviolet radiation being pumped out by the hot stellar core.

Aurora from above

The southern lights glow green in a picture taken by Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers on board the International Space Station between Antarctica and Australia on March 10. The station's lab modules and solar panels can be seen along the upper and right edges of the image.

Mickey Mouse on Mercury

This picture, acquired by NASA's Messenger orbiter on June 3, shows an area of the planet Mercury's surface northwest of a crater recently named Magritte. The shadowing helps define a striking resemblance to Disney's Mickey Mouse character, created by the accumulation of craters over Mercury's long geologic history. 

String of starbirth

This image from the European Southern Observatory's APEX telescope, released Feb. 15, shows part of the Taurus Molecular Cloud. Newborn stars are hidden within a sinuous filament of cosmic dust that stretches out over 10 light-years, at a distance of more than 450 light-years from Earth. The bright star above the filament is known as f Tauri. 

Typhoon stirs awe from space

The storm clouds of Typhoon Bopha form a spiral far below the International Space Station in a photo captured by Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford on Dec. 2. The death toll from the typhoon, which devastated mountainous and coastal towns in the southern Philippines with ferocious winds and flash floods, went beyond 1,000. 

Godspeed, Neil Armstrong

Mourners in the front row at the national memorial service for moonwalker Neil Armstrong include his Apollo 11 crewmate, Buzz Aldrin; Annie Glenn and her husband, retired senator-astronaut John Glenn; and Canadian jazz singer Diana Krall. The service was conducted at Washington National Cathedral in the nation's capital on Sept. 13. Neil Armstrong, who became the first man to walk on the moon in 1969, died on Aug. 25 at the age of 82.

Burial at sea

Members of the Navy ceremonial guard hold a U.S. flag over the cremted remains of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong during a burial-at-sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea in the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 14.

Venus in transit

The planet Venus crosses the partially cloud-covered face of the sun during the transit of Venus, as seen from New Delhi on June 6. Astronomy enthusiasts all over the world looked to the skies to watch Venus' black dot crawl across the face of the sun, in a rare celestial spectacle that will not happen again for more than a century.

The sun in a spacewalker's hand

NASA's Sunita Williams appears to reach out toward the sun in a picture taken by Japan's Aki Hoshide during a Sept. 5 spacewalk at the International Space Station. Williams and Hoshide used improvised tools, including a toothbrush, to clear the way for the installation of a replacement power switching unit for the station.

Celestial lanterns

Two of the brightest planets in the night sky went through a series of conjunctions during late February and March. Jupiter is on the left and Venus is on the right in this picture, taken by Marek Nikodem of Szubin, Poland, at nightfall on March 12. "They are like two lanterns illuminating the darkness," Nikodem told SpaceWeather.com. "It's a wonderful sight."

Wonders of the world at night

Startrails Over Dolomites” by German astrophotographer Christoph Otawa won second-place honors in the "Beauty of the Night Sky" category of the 2012 "Earth & Sky" contest. The annual contest, presented by The World at Night, highlights images that blend earthly landscapes and night-sky vistas.

Hilltop view

Members of the media photograph the Russian Soyuz rocket as it launches with Expedition 33/34 crew members, Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy, Flight Engineer Kevin Ford of NASA, and Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin of ROSCOSMOS to the International Space Station on Oct. 23, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Ford, Novitskiy and Tarelkin will be on a five-month mission aboard the International Space Station. 

Saturn in shadow

Saturn and its rings glow in a backlit, enhanced-color image from the Cassini orbiter. The picture combines images that were acquired using infrared, red and violet filters on Oct. 17. Two of Saturn's moons, Enceladus and Tethys, sparkle on the left side of the planet.

Wide-angle nebula

This broad panorama of the Carina Nebula, a region of massive star formation in the southern skies, was taken in infrared light using the HAWK-I camera on the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope. The image, released Feb. 8, shows many previously hidden features scattered across a spectacular celestial landscape of gas, dust and young stars. 

Touchdown in the dark

Russian support personnel and news media representatives approach the Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft shortly after its landing in a remote area of Kazakhstan on Nov. 19. The Soyuz craft brought NASA's Sunita Williams, Japan's Akihiko Hoshide and Russia's Yuri Malenchenko back to Earth after their four-month stint on the International Space Station.

Pencil or witch's broom?

The oddly shaped Pencil Nebula (NGC 2736) is pictured in this image from the European Southern Observatory's La Silla Observatory in Chile, released on Sept, 24. This nebula is a small part of a huge remnant left over after a supernova explosion that took place about 11,000 years ago. "The brightest part resembles a pencil; hence the name, but the whole structure looks rather more like a traditional witch's broom," the ESO science team said.

A glimpse of the Guppy

A crowd in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood watches NASA's Super Guppy aircraft approach Boeing Field on June 30, carrying a key piece of a space shuttle mockup that went on display at Seattle's Museum of Flight. The mockup had been used at NASA's Johnson Space Center for astronaut training.

Dark delight

Spectators watch a total solar eclipse from Ellis Beach in Queensland, Australia, on Nov. 14. Eclipse-hunters flocked to northeast Australia to witness the first total solar eclipse in Australia in a decade and the last eclipse of its kind that anyone will see until 2015.

Cosmic holiday ornament

An image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the planetary nebula NGC 5189. The image was captured by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 on Oct. 8 and published Dec. 18 with a holiday theme. "The intricate structure of this bright gaseous nebula resembles a glass-blown holiday ornament with a glowing ribbon entwined," the Hubble team said in a photo advisory.

Swirling vortex

A polar storm on Saturn is seen in this raw image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 27. Storms like this are common on many of the solar system's planets, including Saturn. Cassini, the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn, was launched in 1997 and has been observing the gas giant and its moons since 2004.

Loops on the sun

Cascading loops spiral above an active region on the sun in an extreme-ultraviolet image sent back to Earth by NASA's Solar Dynamics Laboratory on Jan. 15-16. These loop structures are made of superheated plasma, just one of which is the size of several Earths.

Big orange over the Big Apple

A full moon rises over the skyline of Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in New York on May 6. May's full moon occurred when the moon was near the closest point in its orbit around Earth, leading many to call it a "Supermoon."

Celestial fireworks

A nearly spherical shell of glowing gas surrounds U Camelopardalis, an unstable star nearing the end of its life. This picture was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on July 9.

Norwegian lights

Thorbjørn Haagensen took this picture of the northern lights on April 3 from Hillesøy, close to Tromsø in northern Norway. The winter season is prime time for auroral displays, but with the onset of spring, the northern lights begin to pale up north. "Beginning in the middle of May, the midnight sun brings sunshine all night long," Haagensen said.

Cat's eye nebula

This NASA image shows the planetary nebula NGC 6543, as seen during the first systematic survey of such objects in the solar neighborhood made with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. A planetary nebula is a phase of stellar evolution that the sun should experience several billion years from now, when it expands to become a red giant and then sheds most of its outer layers, leaving behind a hot core that contracts to form a dense white dwarf star.

Hollywood debut

The space shuttle Endeavour, perched atop its modified 747 carrier jet, is escorted by two other planes as it passes in front of Los Angeles' Hollywood sign on Sept. 21. The iconic black and white orbiter flew 25 times to space over the past two decades. After weeks of preparation, Endeavour arrived at the California Science Center on Oct. 14 to begin its new mission as a museum exhibit.

Gentlemen, your suits await...

Spacesuits are laid out for NASA astronaut Thomas Marshburn, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko before an exam on a simulator of the International Space Station at the Russian cosmonaut training center at Star City, outside Moscow, on Nov. 28. The three-man crew flew to the International Space Station in December.

Black marble

The night lights of the Americas shine in this visualization of our planet at night, which is based on data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October. The image, released by NASA Earth Observatory on Dec. 5, has been nicknamed the "Black Marble." 

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