The Costa Concorda sinks off the Italian coast, January 13, 2012
Kony 2012 , a short film created by Invisible Children, Inc, is released in an effort to make Ugandan cult and militia leader Joseph Kony globally known in order to have him arrested by the end of 2012.
A memorial for Whitney Houston
Chilean student protests
Greek protestors set fire to Athens to protest austerity measures
A Tibetan exile protests against the upcoming visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao by setting himself on fire.
In Syria, a man rushes his wounded daughter to the hospital after a bombing.
In Kathmandu, Nepal, a boy cries as he holds his sister in his lap after being evicted from the building he was squatting in
The Israeli/Palestine conflict escalates
Israeli soldiers fire teargas canisters at Palestinian protesters in the West Bank city of Hebron
The bodies of Syrian civilians killed in the conflict
A memorial for the victims of the Aurora massacre is held across the street from the AMC Century 16 movie theater where it happened.
Aurora shooter James Holmes is arraigned
Russian feminist punk rockers Pussy Riot are arrested after a guerrilla performance in Moscow’s main cathedral in which they called for the Virgin Mary to protect Russia against Vladimir Putin
Across the world, people protest their imprisonment and march for the freedom of speech
Among them is Russian performance artists and activist Petr Pavlensky, who sews his mouth shut in protest
14-year-old Trayvon Martin is shot and killed by on his way home from the store
Activists march carrying Arizona Ice Tea and Skittles, the items Trayvon bought at the convienance store
Bullied bus monitor Karen Klein receives over $700,000 in donations after the video of her ordeal goes viral
Fashionistas pose with homeless man at New York Fashion Week
95-year-old clubkid Zelda Kaplan dies doing what she loved, sitting front row, center at fashion week. Her body is removed and the show goes on.
Great Britain celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
The queen looks like her face is about to break if she has to continue smiling one minute more
American royalty Honey Boo Boo and Mama June
Beyonce gives birth to a baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter
Olympic gold medal winner Gabby Douglas becomes a national hero
USA’s Nicholas Taylor and David Wagner celebrate after the Quad Doubles Wheelchair Tennis Gold Medal match at the Paralympics
Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks over Niagara Falls on a tightrope
Hurricane Sandy from above
The Jersey coastline under water
Seaside Heights Amusement Park is mostly destroyed
A statue of the Virgin Mary is the only thing standing in this Staten Island neighborhood
Taxis underwater in NYC, post-Sandy
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greets President Obama and Republicans flip the fuck out
The Democratic National Convention
At the Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood yells at an empty chair
Spiderman eats Uncle Sam’s ass at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Hilary and Meryl – They’re just like us. NOT.
Stephen Hawking was photographed at a Southern California swingers club. Apparently, he’s a regular.
A ridiculously photogenic jogger is accidentally photographed and becomes an internet sensation
A teenage girl in India has surgery to remove four-pound hairball lodged between her stomach and small intestine. She liked to chew her hair in class, she explained.
A NYC cop buys a pair of boots for a homeless man on a cold winters night
The Mars Rover takes it’s first pictures of the Martian landscape
The space shuttle makes one last journey across the country
It flies past the Hollywood sign, and over the World of Wonder offices, before making it’s final landing
A boy celebrates the ceasefire of the Israeli/Palestine conflict
A homecoming kiss
Felix Baumgartner’s breathtaking space jump
The Pope tweets for the first time
The Dutch artist Bart Jansen stuffs his dead cat, Orville, and and mounts propellers to his legs, explaining his beloved pet loved to chase birds. “Now can do it in the afterlife,” he told reporters.
The Ikea monkey appears out nowhere, dressed in a fashionable shearling coat, and becomes an instant icon
The Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre unfolds
Obama wipes away a tear as he addessed the nation following the tragedy.