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Another year has come and gone and with it hundreds of thousands of images have recorded the world's evolving history; moments in individual lives; the weather and it's affects on the planet; acts of humanity and tragedies brought by man and by nature. The following is a compilation - not meant to be comprehensive in any way - of images from the first 4 months of 2012. Parts II and III to follow this week. -- Paula Nelson ( 64 photos total)
Fireworks light up the skyline and Big Ben just after midnight, January 1, 2012 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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After cutting a destructive path through the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage along the East Coast this week. Sandy made landfall in southern New Jersey and brought with it major flooding, travel disruption, structural damage, and power outages. New York City was especially hard hit. The storm system was so large ­-- nearly 1,000 miles wide at times -- it brought blizzard conditions to West Virginia and 20 foot waves to Lake Michigan. It is projected Sandy will have caused about $30 billion in damages in the United States. To date, the storm claimed more than 100 lives. -- Lloyd Young ( 57 photos total)
Flooded homes in Tuckerton, N.J., on Oct. 30 after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline on Oct. 29. (US Coast Guard via AFP/Getty Images)

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Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without power, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Hurricane Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain. The full extent of the damage in New Jersey, where the storm roared ashore [...]

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President Obama delivered his third State of the Union speech last night before a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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The best photos of 2011 from around the globe. Warning: All images in this entry are shown in full, not screened out for graphic content. Some images contain dead bodies, graphic content and tragic events. We consider these images an important part of human history.

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WHITE EYE
WHITE EYE: A ‘bandage’ covered the eye of a statue of Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz in Cairo Thursday. The bandage is believed to reference the wounds protesters suffered in clashes with security forces before parliamentary elections. Mr. Mahfouz’s 100th birth anniversary is Dec. 11. (Khaled Elfiqi/European Pressphoto Agency)

CONTRITE CORZINE
CONTRITE CORZINE: Former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine defended his actions and expressed sorrow as he testified on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday. Mr. Corzine resigned after MF Global’s Oct. 31 bankruptcy filing. A trustee estimates $1.2 billion went missing at the firm. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

ZIPPING BY
ZIPPING BY: A couple crossed over a stream using an aerial cableway in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Thursday. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press)

HOT SEAT
HOT SEAT: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder listened to an aide during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington Thursday. Lawmakers told Mr. Holder to fire some Justice Department subordinates over the flawed arms-trafficking Operation Fast and Furious. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

ROUSING APPROVAL
ROUSING APPROVAL: Unionized Boeing machinists Mike Olebar, left, and Charles Grieser, cheered Wednesday in Seattle at the approval of a four-year contract extension. Boeing promised to build a new version of the 737 in Washington’s Puget Sound area. (Stuart Isett/Bloomberg News)

TREE TIME
TREE TIME: A Christmas tree salesman arranged trees at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London Thursday. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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FESTIVE VEGETARIANS
FESTIVE VEGETARIANS: Firecrackers exploded during a procession to mark the annual Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand, Monday. Revelers slash themselves with swords, pierce their cheeks with sharp objects and commit other painful acts to purify themselves. (Christophe Archambault/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

FOOD STOP
FOOD STOP: Children ate on the side of a road in Hyderabad, India, Monday. (Noah Seelam/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

SCALING STONES
SCALING STONES: Engineers with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates examined stones on the exterior of the Washington Monument Monday. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

DIRTY WORK
DIRTY WORK: Shaima Akram, 12, left, and her sister Shamila, 9, rested while working with their family in a brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press)

BAGGING SUPPLIES
BAGGING SUPPLIES: A volunteer bagged relief goods for flood victims near Calumpit, Philippines, Monday. Floodwaters slowly receded in many parts of the northern Philippines after two typhoons killed nearly 60 people. (Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

BLARING MUSIC
BLARING MUSIC: Loudspeakers lined a wall during a competition at a fair in Allahabad, India, Monday. People regularly participate in competitions to see who can play the loudest music. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press)

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