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The 12 Most Memorable Images of 2012

A look at photos that have made their mark on us this year.

As we reflect on the year that was, here are the 12 most memorable images of 2012:

1. The Obamas’ victory hug:

2. Former Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) workout photoshoot for TIME:

3. Hurricane Sandy tears through New Jersey:

4. The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School:

5. A male-only panel testifies about the Obamacare birth control mandate:

6. The Supreme Court upholds Obamacare:

7. Clint Eastwood talks to a chair:

8. Washington couple marries after the marriage equality measure passed:

9. A pizza shop owner hugs President Obama on the campaign trail:

10. BBC reporter mourns his child, killed in a rocket attack on Gaza:

11. Gabby Douglas becomes first African American to win individual gymnastics gold:

12. The Colorado wildfire rages:

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