The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2012
1. Tourists sunbathing next to the Costa Concordia Max Rossi / Reuters Vacationers bask in front of the wreckage of capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia. Twenty-eight people were killed when the cruise ship capsized off the coast of Italy. 2. Helen H. The Waldo Canyon fire burns an entire neighborhood near the foothills of Colorado Springs, Colorado. 3. Ed Andrieski / AP Storm clouds gather above a memorial for the victims in the shooting across the street from the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, in July. 4. John Moore / Getty Images Karen Clarkson lies over her slain son’s grave at the National Cemetery on Memorial Day. 5. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images Nicholas Taylor of the United States and teammate David Wagner celebrate after the Quad Doubles Wheelchair Tennis Gold Medal match. 6. Jessica McGowan / Getty Images 7. Spencer Platt / Getty Images A Virgin Mary is all that remains from a home that was destroyed in Breezy Point, Queens, after Hurricane Sandy. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.