The most dramatic news photos of 2012
THE most dramatic images of 2012:
Flames from the Waldo Canyon Fire cause the western side of Colorado Springs, Colo. to glow as several structures and home burn on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
Italian firefighters scuba divers approach the cruise ship Costa Concordia leaning on its side, the day after it ran aground off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. A helicopter on Sunday airlifted a third survivor from the capsized hulk of a luxury cruise ship 36 hours after it ran aground off the Italian coast, as prosecutors confirmed they were investigating the captain for manslaughter charges and abandoning the ship. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Maria Hernandez stands behind a fence as she waits for information about her relative outside the morgue in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Thursday Feb. 16, 2012. Relatives have arrived at the morgue from the city of Comayagua, where a fire broke out on Tuesday night at the city’s prison, killing over 300 inmates. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)
Police charge against youths in Valencia, Spain, Monday Feb. 20, 2012 during a protest by students against government cuts in education. Marches throughout Spain took place Sunday as many thousands protested against the government’s recently approved labor reforms aimed at reviving the country’s ailing economy and solving a jobless rate of nearly 23 percent, the Euro-zone’s highest. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Bahraini anti-government protesters, one carrying a Molotov cocktail, run down from a main highway past the fire of a Molotov as tear gas fills the dusty air Sunday, March 18, 2012, in Muqsha, Bahrain, just outside the capital of Manama. Clashes erupted in the midst of a strong dust storm after the politically charged funeral for Jaffar al-Muwali, 41, one of two deaths Saturday that the opposition blames on excessive tear gas. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
A “supermoon” is seen above the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, May 6, 2012. A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon (or a new moon) with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Russian riot police disperse opposition protesters in downtown Moscow on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Riot police in Moscow have begun arresting protesters who were trying to reach the Kremlin in a demonstration on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as president. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)
A Pakistani Shiite Muslim protestor falls over a fire, while pouring gasoline on representations of US and Israeli flags, during an anti-Israel rally and in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, May 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
Niagara Falls emergency officials rescue a man who plunged over Niagara Falls and survived in an apparent suicide attempt, Monday, May 21, 2012. The man is only the third person known to have gone over without a safety device and live. A waiting helicopter flew him to Hamilton General Hospital, where a spokeswoman says he has critical but non-life-threatening injuries. (AP Photo/Harry Rossetani)
A home is engulfed by flames from a wildfire, south of Gardnerville, Nev., on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The fast-moving wildfire near the Nevada-California line destroyed at least two homes on Tuesday as it forced evacuations and sent up huge plumes of black smoke, witnesses said. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)
A short rain storm sweeps across the Knavesmire blowing this tent away as Racegoers try to keep dry on Mid Summer Raceday during the June Meeting at York Racecourse, York.
A protestor is arrested by police at an underground station during a demonstration in Brussels, Sunday, June 17, 2012. Police arrested more than a dozen demonstrators on Sunday after they disrupted a peaceful demonstration on fundamentalism and extremism. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Fire officials evacuate employees after the headquarters of the Maharashtra state government caught fire in Mumbai, India, Thursday, June 21, 2012. Hundreds of employees were evacuated Thursday from a seven-story government building 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. (AP Photo) INDIA OUT
Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday July 27, 2012.
Great Britain’s Mo Farah wins the Men’s 5000m Final during Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympics at the Olympic Stadium, London.
Storm clouds gather above a memorial for the victims in the shooting across the street from the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, in July.
Christine Barton kisses her son Stephen Barton on July 22 at the Medical Center of Aurora, in Aurora, Colorado. Stephen Barton was wounded in the mass shooting.
Mohammad Rafique, a Rohingya Muslim from Myanmar, begs a Bangladeshi coast guard official not to send his family back to Myanmar
The grieving women of South African mine workers