2012 in Photos

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Occupy Movement

Occupy Protesters At Los Angeles City Hall
Occupy Protesters At Los Angeles City Hall

 

The Occupy movement continued¬†through¬†2012 and spread around every continent except Antarctica. The movement is still active and is planning protests for 2013 as well. The commonly used slogan of the movement is “We are the 99%”.

 

Costa Concordia Accident

Costa Concordia accident, Giglio, Italy 2012
Costa Concordia Accident, Giglio, Italy 2012

 

The cruise ship Costa Concordia hit the headlines worldwide this January after the ship ran aground off Isola del Giglio, Tuscany.

 

U.S. Presidential Elections

US Presidential Elections 2012
US Presidential Elections 2012

 

The 2012 election was the most expensive election in history of the United States. It was estimated to cost approximately $6 billion.

 

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston

 

On February 11th this year, the world said goodbye to the most awarded female of all time Whitney Houston.

 

Olympic Games London 2012

The Olympic Stadium During London Olympics Opening Ceremony
The Olympic Stadium During London Olympics Opening Ceremony

 

This summer London became the first city to officially stage the modern Olympic Games for the third time.

 

Space Shuttle Discovery On Its Final Flight

Space Shuttle Discovery Arriving At Dulles Airport
Space Shuttle Discovery Arriving At Dulles Airport

 

Discovery which was the first space shuttle to visit the International Space Station made its final flight on top of Boeing 747, and it was retired at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

 

Gangnam Style

Gangnam Style Video That Went Viral
Gangnam Style Video That Went Viral

 

The music video ‘Gangnam Style’ by the South Korean singer Psy went viral, and the first video which was uploaded on youtube only 5 months ago has already passed one billion views. This is the first video ever to reach more than one billion views on youtube.

 

Total Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse - November 13, 2012
Solar Eclipse Seen From Australia

 

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Queensland, Australia to witness the total solar eclipse. The next total solar eclipse is expected to take place in 2015.

 

Jump From Space

Felix Baumgartner Prepares to Skydive From Orbit
Felix Baumgartner Prepares to Skydive From Orbit

 

Felix Baumgartner was the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power reaching 834 mph (1342 kmh). In October, he jumped to Earth from a helium balloon in the stratosphere which was broadcasted live from 40 television stations.

 

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy 2012, New York city
Hurricane Sandy 2012, New York city

 

Hurricane Sandy was one of the largest natural disasters in the US history. Hundred of thousands of people were affected by the storm as there are still thousands of people without power. The Senate has approved over $60 billion for Hurricane Sandy recovery assistance.

 

December 21st The End Of The World

The World Didn't End on December 21st
The World Did Not End On December 21st

 

According to the Mayan calendar, the world had to end on December 21, 2012. A couple of weeks prior to December 21st more than 200 people a day were contacting NASA to ask about the end of the world.