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Is this the image of 2012? The year in pictures: http://bbc.in/Uq0a0Y
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Apart from that carbuncle in the middle, perhaps. 
 
I actually like the Kuwait Constitution Day Commemoration fireworks display a bit more myself...
 
Anything from the Olympics should qualify as photograph of the year for you BBC since it's the biggest most impressive event in 2012.
 
Amazing ! nice photo :)
 
not very clear and detailed to use as wallpaper
 
While this is a okay shot, it has a few annoying problems such as that black thing in the center of the composition which completly ruins it and in combination with the slightly leaning horizon to the left I would look for a different shot to award with this fine title.
 
Doesn't seem to be a lot of support for any photo that includes the poorly constructed meccano set :) But agree with others that anything else from #London2012  would get my support.  Maybe the Mo / Usain role reversal shot????
 
I'm afraid there's almost nothing about this image that I like or which reminds me of 2012.

As has been said earlier, it's technically not a good photograph.

Far more importantly it doesn't chime with my key memories of the Olympics. I think the fireworks were about the only thing about the games that were ho hum. 

If you want an iconic image for 2012 there are so many to choose from (mine would be the Olympic flames rising to form the cauldron)
 
would be better pic if taken without the fire escape in the foreground...
 
W....o...w............!!!!!
Atul D
 
realy nice
 
what a pic sooooooooooooooooooo niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
 
Photo of the year? Why? Because the BBC were all over the Olympics? What a joke.
 
That's not even the shot of the Olympics.  +Nick Redman has far better shots in his stream of the opening and closing ceremony
 
I love those Day In Pictures. Should love this :)
 
London Olympic 2012
 
Beautiful, it most definitely is!!!
 
I thought the production was better than BejingBeijing but i'm bias
 
an real ghost story read it if u dare n u like ghost stories !! ♥

Girl: hey baby, happy birthday
Boy: thank you (:
Girl: I'll be at your house at
7:30pm
Boy: okay babe,promise?
Girl: yeah, I promise. I love
you so
much.. no matter what
happens.
Boy: I love you too. I am going
to cook
for our dinner (:
Girl: okay baby (:
Exactly 7:30, girl does not
arrive...
1 hour goes by.
8:30 and the girl arrives....
Boy: hey babe.. What took
you so long?
Girl: hugs him,
sorry. There was a lot
of traffic.
Boy: Its okay as long as you
are here (:
I bet you're hungry.
They went to dinner and ate
and
talked...
boy phone rings
Its the girls mom
Boy: hello
Girls mom: ( crying ) son, I
have to tell
you something I am in the
hospital
right now my daughter just
passed out.
Boy: ha? What are you talking
about?
Girls mom: ( crying ) she was
in a car crash a "hour ago" she
did not make it.
Boy: "shocked" looks at his
girl.
The girl is in the dark holding
a candle
saying "Baby, I did not break
my promise.." ♥
Jag Sin
 
Excellent technique
 
Dat black stuff in d centre, z dat ledley king or sol campbell.
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wow omg tht wonderfull the year in th picture.
 
Thank you for the wonderful collage of awesome pictures BBC!
jie liu
 
Are you guys have seen CNN's pictures?
 
how much it costs to this big event ?
 
even if this was a shot of the olympics there were far more important things that happened in 2012, everyone's year is diffrent and there isn't one thing that happened that describes everyone's year, so there is no one photo for 2012
 
Have a picture of my youngest standing next to that, it looks amazing
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I feel luckey myself for live fireworks in the day of kuwait constitution...
 
Olympics Opening Ceremony.
 
Meh, not that impressive. There were far better shots than this one from the Olympics.
 
nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Shame about the twisted metal in the foreground.
 
ONETHE MOST IN PLAIN SITE RITUALS OF THE ELITE...WHAT WAS UP WITH THE 70 FT TALL GRIM REAPER THAT PLUCKED CHILDREN FROM THEIR HOSPITAL BEDS DURING THE OPENING CEREMONIES? PLEASE WAKE UP PEOPLE...THERES A REVOLUTION THATS FIXING TO TAKE PLACE...ARE YOU EVEN AWARE?
Ryan Ng
 
AWESOME PIC! Sorry, but still no.
 
it's ashame that they wouldnt use the stadium for anything else, spend billions of dollars building it for only a few weeks of events and when it's all done and over they leave it behind and rot and it becomes a waste.
 
Could be used for sporting events and concerts.
Nick H.
 
This is a great shot but should it be labeled image of the year? In my opinion no. Why? An image with fireworks shooting above such an epic structure is bound to look good. Perhaps I'm making  to big of an assumption but I think there is a better image out there.
 
amaging.........................
 
Some amazing photography. My favourite is the shot of the fireworks over Kuwait
 
Muje iss circle ke beech mein nahane ka man kar raha hai but kya karoon december mein mujse 1 barr bhi nahaya nahi jata. bahut thand hai na.
 
dear december  main to waqai bari than hoti hai
 
Nice shot... but it's too blunt. I saw that just another giant fan with some shreded ribbon blown while it's spinning..
 
i think the image of 2012 should really depict the state of affairs in Syria rather than this
 
Amazing - Channel 4's coverage was just embarrassing I thought, compared to how well the BBC performed.
 
I wish, here in the Philippines have fireworks like that lol :p
 
Maybe if that tower wasn't in the shot.
 
waauu..awesome image from the london olympics.
 
best thing to have happened in the UK we are one,keep the union we are great britain.god save the queen.
 
No. There's a strange, ugly thing obscuring the view.
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I was there as part of the cast, with the hard hats at the end. Our company built the stadium :-)
 
That would look lovely without the large unsightly thing in the middle.
 
freedom will come Palestine.
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Obama speaking in Iowa on the night before or on Election night . It was deep .
 
so awesome! even tho i hate Obama
 
yeah.... i know it... olympic games in London !!!
 
Lmao, no. It's a faint memory. But have fun trying to publicise your quaint little country.
 
"‏العدو فى الداخل :::::::
خيوط المؤامرة واضحة ليس فقط من أجل إجهاض الثورة المصرية, بل الأخطر هو إغراق مصر في مستنقع الفوضي, وأغلب الظن أن الدول التي سقطت في هذا المستنقع من قبل مثل الصومال وأفغانستان قد وصلت الي هذا المصير البائس بفعل قوي داخلية انتهازية وأصابع خارجية اقليمية ودولية, مصر الجامدة التي تمددت كالجسد الميت طوال عهد مبارك الذى كان كنزا استراتيجيا لاسرائيل, لا أحد يرغب في أن تعود للحياة ثانية وهذا هو جوهر الصراع والسر في أن التآمر علي مصر تتقاطع حوله مصالح أطراف عدة من بينها دول اقليمية وأطراف دولية رتبت أمورها علي مدي السنوات الماضية في أن تكون مصر تابعة لا قائدة 
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kirain lagi parade taon baru,,heheheh
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우아 멋지다 여기가 어디에요?
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That is really fantastic. View and nice photography. What is it. Is that olympics
 
Some good   pictures do not have chance to be seen, come to Malawi and see how beautiful is lake Malawi, with fresh water and the nice fish called Chambo, this fish  taste so good.You will enjoy  as you are watching the amazing lake water tides, you will think you are in heaven to be specific  in Paradise.
 
Best god damn helter skelter ive ever seen...give me a welcome mat and im there
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Its not that good! ...and with that crappy thing in the middle, its a long way out from being a picture of the year...
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colourful picture and very nice  
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