Favorite images of 2012 as chosen by our photographers

Here are some of our favorite images of the year.  Which is your favorite?  Is there another one from 2012 you’d like to see posted?  Send us a comment below or contact staff here.

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This photo of Ty Morrison was found on a camera stolen from the offices of the Chronicle during a rash of burglaries that hit businesses in the Barton area. Mr. Morrison was sentenced on May 23, 2012, to serve two and a half to seven years for burglary.

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Protesters stopped construction traffic, briefly, on top of Lowell Mountain to draw attention to issues surrounding industrial wind development on ridgelines in Vermont. Photo by Chris Braithwaite

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Derek Parker of Ottawa, Ontario, competed in the six-mile race at the Kingdom Swim in July. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Kirsten Rourke of Hudson, New Hampshire, heads for the finish line in her cardboard boat, during cardboard boat races in Island Pond in July. Photo by Richard Creaser

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Brian Ruth transforms an ordinary piece of wood into a hummingbird in less than an hour at the Orleans County Fair. Photo by Richard Creaser

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Roger Pion of Newport faced multiple charges after a tractor rampage that destroyed seven Orleans County Sheriff's Department vehicles in Newport on August 2. Photo by Richard Creaser

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Competing in the one-mile fun run at the Dandelion Run were Evvi Tower-Pierce, her brother Finn and older sister Naia. Photo by Richard Creaser

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These three goat kids were checking out the scene at Tannery Farm Cashmeres in Danville, where Shirley Richardson and her husband, Mike Smith, raise goats for meat and fiber. Ms. Richardson hopes to establish a system for marketing more goat meat from dairy goat farms in Vermont. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

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Austin Pappalardo and his mount Miss B compete in gymkhana during the Orleans County Fair at Roaring Brook Park in Barton in August. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Neal Perry of Brownington built this horse-powered hay tedder system, which he showed participants at the Draft Animal Power workshop at his farm in September. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

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James Coe shows off the Green Machine at Jasper Hill in Greensboro. Mr. Coe helped create a system that recycles waste and waste heat from dairy manure. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

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Emma Stuart of the North Country Union Junior High School marching band bears the nation's colors during the annual Memorial Day parade in North Troy. Photo by Richard Creaser

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On a clear night in West Glover, moonlight reflects on Parker Pond. Photo by Chris Braithwaite

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Morgan third-grader Amber Brown flies across the rings at the E. Taylor Hatton School's jungle gym on its final day of school before closing. Photo by Richard Creaser

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Pilot David Windmiller left a curlicue in the skies over the Newport State Airport in its air show, flying a Zivko Edge 540. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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Joseph Saunders Sr., slaps five, or nearly ten, with Sydney Harper and Alyssa Cloney of Barton as they go flying by his perch on the Sizzler at the fair. Photo by Joseph Gresser

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North County's Jason Hattin (right) slides in ahead of Lyndon Institute Viking Matt Valentine's tag in high school baseball action. Photo by Richard Creaser

This photo of Ty Morrison was found on a camera stolen from the offices of the Chronicle during a rash of burglaries that hit businesses in the Barton area.  Mr. Morrison was sentenced on May 23, 2012, to serve two and a half to seven years for burglary.Protesters stopped construction traffic, briefly, on top of Lowell Mountain to draw attention to issues surrounding industrial wind development on ridgelines in Vermont.  Photo by Chris BraithwaiteDerek Parker of Ottawa, Ontario, competed in the six-mile race at the Kingdom Swim in July.  Photo by Joseph GresserKirsten Rourke of Hudson, New Hampshire, heads for the finish line in her cardboard boat, during cardboard boat races in Island Pond in July.
Photo by Richard CreaserBrian Ruth transforms an ordinary piece of wood into a hummingbird in less than an hour at the Orleans County Fair.  Photo by Richard CreaserRoger Pion of Newport faced multiple charges after a tractor rampage that destroyed seven Orleans County Sheriff's Department vehicles in Newport on August 2.  Photo by Richard CreaserCompeting in the one-mile fun run at the Dandelion Run were Evvi Tower-Pierce, her brother Finn and older sister Naia.  Photo by Richard CreaserThese three goat kids were checking out the scene at Tannery Farm Cashmeres in Danville, where Shirley Richardson and her husband, Mike Smith, raise goats for meat and fiber.  Ms. Richardson hopes to establish a system for marketing more goat meat from dairy goat farms in Vermont.  Photo by Bethany M. DunbarAustin Pappalardo and his mount Miss B compete in gymkhana during the Orleans County Fair at Roaring Brook Park in Barton in August.  Photo by Joseph GresserNeal Perry of Brownington built this horse-powered hay tedder system, which he showed participants at the Draft Animal Power workshop at his farm in September.  Photo by Bethany M. DunbarJames Coe shows off the Green Machine at Jasper Hill in Greensboro.  Mr. Coe helped create a system that recycles waste and waste heat from dairy manure.  Photo by Bethany M. DunbarEmma Stuart of the North Country Union Junior High School marching band bears the nation's colors during the annual Memorial Day parade in North Troy.  Photo by Richard CreaserOn a clear night in West Glover, moonlight reflects on Parker Pond. 

                                                                                                                                                    Photo by Chris BraithwaiteMorgan third-grader Amber Brown flies across the rings at the E. Taylor Hatton School's jungle gym on its final day of school before closing.  Photo by Richard CreaserPilot David Windmiller left a curlicue in the skies over the Newport State Airport in its air show, flying a Zivko Edge 540.  Photo by Joseph GresserJoseph Saunders Sr., slaps five, or nearly ten, with Sydney Harper and Alyssa Cloney of Barton as they go flying by his perch on the Sizzler at the fair.  Photo by Joseph GresserNorth County's Jason Hattin (right) slides in ahead of Lyndon Institute Viking Matt Valentine's tag in high school baseball action.  Photo by Richard Creaser
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