2012 is officially behind us. While we eagerly look forward to what 2013 has in store, let’s tip our cap to the year that was.
It was a feverish year in politics. A landmark election and more partisanship than ever before highlighted 2012.
After a spirited campaign season, Barack Obama regained the White House after his win over Mitt Romney in November. Image Credit
President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner have been two of the main players in the impending fiscal cliff saga. Photo by Olivier Douliery/ABACAUSA.com
The United States was befallen by some of the most unthinkable tragedies in its history in 2012.
The Jersey Shore, pictured here, along with much of New York was washed away during Hurricane Sandy.
In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., following a shooting there Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks)
2012 was a virtually unbearable year for Boston sports fans. See: LeBron James, Eli Manning.
Tom Brady looks up as the confetti falls down after his Patriots lost Super Bowl XLVI to the New York Giants. Image Credit
LeBron James holds up the O'Brien trophy after knocking off the OKC Thunder, shortly after dispatching our hometown Celtics. AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)
2012 was a big year for familiar heroes. The Avengers, Batman and James Bond all made their presence felt.
The end of the blockbuster series, The Dark Knight Rises was released in 2012, but marred by a horrific shooting at a premiere in Aurora, Colorado.
Daniel Craig reprises his role as James Bond in the 2012 installment of the long-running franchise, Skyfall.
A year of big concerts and bigger benefits, the music industry embraced classic roots in 2012.
Ending a massive benefit show for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Paul McCartney sits in with Nirvana in a landmark reunion.
Did we miss anything? What were your favorite stories of 2012? Let us know in the comments!