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Globe photographer Kevin Van Paassen takes a look back at 2012

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A swimmer takes practice at the aquatic centre at Olympic Park in London, England, Thursday, July 26, 2012.

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Canada's synchronized swimming team perform at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, Friday, August 10, 2012.

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Canada's Christine Sinclair jumps into the arms of team-mate Melissa Tancredi after their win over France in the women's bronze medal soccer match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in Coventry, England, Thursday, August 9, 2012.

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Canada's Rosannagh MacLennan, centre, reacts to her result with teammate Karen Cockburn, right and coach David Ross during trampoline competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, Saturday, August 4, 2012.

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Mete Canturk flies his motorized paraglider in Vaughan, Ontario, March 20, 2012. Canturk has been flying in the area for about eight years.

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Veronique Pozner, centre, is helped to her car following a funeral service for her son, 6-year-old Noah Pozner, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 in Fairfield, Connecticut. Pozner was one of 20 children killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting.

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Actor and director Sarah Polley is photographed in Toronto, Wednesday October 3, 2012. Polley has directed a new film called Stories We Tell.

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Joggers run along the shores of Lake Ontario as the sun sets in Toronto, Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

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Betkili Shukvani of Georgia (white) competes agains Arnie Dickens of Australia in the Men's 60kg Judo event at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England Saturday, July 28, 2012.

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Three-year-old Liam Reid, who suffers from a retinal disease called persistent fetal vasculature syndrome, plays with his mother Kristina in Whitby, Ont. Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

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Actor Daniel Radcliffe poses for a portrait in Toronto, Ont. Jan. 27, 2012. Radcliffe is promoting his new film, The Woman in Black, an upcoming 2012 horror-thriller film directed by James Watkins.

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Afie Jurvanen, Toronto guitarist and fast-rising singer- songwriter who calls himself Bahamas is photographed at his Toronto, Ont. apartment Feb. 9, 2012.

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