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The best photos of 2012

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 05, 2012

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My favorite end-of-the-year lists are always the photos. Here are a few that have made their way online so far; I’ll be updating this list throughout the month so send me your lists.

2012: The Year in Photos from In Focus: Alan Taylor is still my favorite picker of photos. Here’s part two.

Best Photos of the Year 2012 from Reuters: Almost a hundred photos, heavy on hard news.

The 45 Most Powerful Images of 2012 from Buzzfeed: A wide-ranging selection of photos designed to tug at the heartstrings. See also The Best Animal Photos of 2012.

Pictures of the Year 2012 from AFP (Agence France-Presse): Not an official list but a nice selection of AFP photos nonetheless.

2012: The year in pictures from CNN: A good selection from the cable network.

Year in Photos 2012 from the Wall Street Journal: A massive selection of photos organized by month, region, category, and rating.

The best photographs of 2012 from The Guardian: Photographs and interviews with the photographers who took them.

Photos Of The Year 2012 from the Associated Press: Photos are great but the way they’re displayed isn’t.

2012 Year in Pictures from The Big Picture: About 150 images chosen from a number of different sources. Here’s part two and part three.

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