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Happy New Years! TIME presents a look back on last year through 366 photos — one for each day. See them here.

(Photo: Dan Kitwood—Getty Images)

Happy New Years! TIME presents a look back on last year through 366 photos — one for each day. See them here.

Pete Souza/The White House

President Barack Obama pretends to be caught in Spider-Man’s web as he greets the son of a White House staffer in the Outer Oval Office, Oct. 26, 2012. See more never-before-seen photos from the White House here.

The best photographs don’t always make the best covers. Here, TIME presents our picks for the top 10 photographic magazine covers of 2012.



Nov. 28, 2012. Cairo, Egypt. A protester finds cover behind a destroyed vehicle at the scene of clashes with Egyptian police near Tahrir Square. (Photo: Moises Saman—Magnum for TIME)

Throughout 2012, TIME’s unparalleled photojournalists were there. At a time when so much hangs in the balance, bearing witness can be the most essential act — and that’s what we do. Here’s the best of our commissioned photojournalism from 2012. See more on LightBox.

Raul Urquidi, age 47.

For the new issue of TIME, photographer Marco Grob spent a weekend chronicling the faces of Latino voters in Phoenix, Ariz. See more here.

Matt Dunham—AP Photo

An event at London’s North Greenwich Arena gives the world’s best gymnasts one last opportunity to qualify for this summer’s Olympic Games. See more here

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