Here are some of the amazing news photos from 2012, gathered by The Associated Press.
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his vice presidential running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his wife, Janna, walk together from their campaign planes at Akron-Canton Regional Airport in Akron, Ohio, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Ryan met Romney on the tarmac after his plane landed at the airport. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)