Here are some of the amazing news photos from 2012, gathered by The Associated Press.
Schoolchildren pass a corpse lying in the road near the shuttered Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. The unrest over pay and dueling unions has killed at least 10 people and represents a sign of the unrest gripping South Africa�s mining industry. Barnard O. Mokwena, an execute vice president for Lonmin, said the company continued to meet with the police regarding the unrest. On Tuesday, operations appeared at a standstill at a facility that represents 96 per cent of all production for the world�s third largest platinum producer. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)