AP reviews the year in pictures

Dec. 18, 2012
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In this Nov. 29, 2012 file photo, a roller coaster that once stood on the Funtown Pier at Seaside Heights is seen dunked in the ocean after the pier was hit by superstorm Sandy in Seaside Heights, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
In this April 24, 2012 file photo, North Korea's new commander in chief, Kim Jong Un is displayed on a giant screen during a concert on the eve of the 80th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean army in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Ng Han Gua, File)
In this Aug. 2, 2012 file photo, Samantha Arevalo Salinas of Ecuador starts in a women's 800-meter freestyle swimming heat at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
The Associated Press is looking back at the news of 2012, as documented by its photojournalists around the world, in two separate year-end packages.

“AP Photos of the Year 2012” appear on www.APImages.com, the website of the commercial licensing unit of AP: http://bit.ly/TSWrZP.

The international gallery, which will also appears AP Mobile, comprises 150 images selected by AP Director of Photography Santiago Lyon and Deputy Director of Photography Denis Paquin.

“Every day The Associated Press distributes some 3,000 photos to its subscribers around the world, more than a million images over the course of the year,” Lyon said. “Of the 150 being singled out this year, some are included because the photography is spectacular, some because they illustrate a major story. They reflect many things: victory, defeat, joy, sadness, drama, death and surprise.”

The second year-end package consists of Lyon’s personal selection of the top 10 AP photos of 2012. The selection, which was distributed to AP subscribers (http://bit.ly/XAOXt5) can be found on AP Mobile, as well as via links from AP’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/APNews) and Google Plus account https://plus.google.com/+AP/posts.

AP Mobile is also where users will find all of AP’s year-end roundups. For further information, see http://bit.ly/TTimQC.

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