The Most Powerful Photos of 2012

So many things have happened in the past year, from the Olympics in London, the attack of Hurricane Sandy the Frankenstorm, the Presidential Election won by Barack Obama and much more. While it may take so many words to describe the events that transpired this year you can feel the drama, the emotion, and the action as you view the most powerful photos of 2012 and look back at what transpired in the last 12 months.

A Greek policeman stands next to a wall of flames during the anti-austerity protest

A Greek policeman stands next to a wall of flames during the anti-austerity protest

A couple smiles after finding records after Hurricane Sandy

The Most Powerful Photos of 2012

A Greek protester takes a stand against riot police

The Most Powerful Photos of 2012

A lady in a wheelchair fights against the police in Bolivia

The Most Powerful Photos of 2012

A single house stands in the middle of a four-lane highway in China

The Most Powerful Photos of 2012

Capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia from space

The Most Powerful Photos of 2012

A boy evicted from his home during the confrontation in Nepal

The Most Powerful Photos of 2012

7 hours in one shot

The Most Powerful Photos of 2012

Zheng Tao sets a new world record during the 2012 Paralympics in London

The Most Powerful Photos of 2012

The big contrast during New York Fashion Week

The Most Powerful Photos of 2012

Multiple exposure airplane take-off at Hannover airport

The Most Powerful Photos of 2012

Manhattan blackout during Hurricane Sandy

The Most Powerful Photos of 2012

Filipino couple exchange vows during a fierce monsoon rain

The Most Powerful Photos of 2012

Felix Baumgartner’s epic 26-mile jump from the stratosphere

The Most Powerful Photos of 2012

Father carries daughter to the hospital in Aleppo, Syria

The Most Powerful Photos of 2012