Top Sad Pictures of 2012

Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza in 9/11, pauses at his son’s name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial.

A whirlpool forms off the Japanese coast after the tsunami on March 11.

This sightseeing boat, Hama Yuri, was pulled 1300 feet from the coast and somehow balanced itself on a two story house during the tsunami inJapan.

Members of the national security team receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House on May 1.

Two lights from the former site of the World Trade Centers shine for the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Phyllis Siegel, 76, left, and Connie Kopelov, 84, both of New York, embrace after becoming the first same-sex couple to get married at the Manhattan City Clerk’s office.

A protester gets sprayed in the face with pepper spray at an Occupy Portland protest.

A before and after shot of Joplin,Missouriafter a massive tornado on May 22.

Friends and loved ones gather at theOslocathedral to mourn 93 victims killed in twin terror attacks from a bombing in downtownOsloand a mass shooting on Utoya island on July 22.

A monstrous dust storm (Haboob) roared throughPhoenix,Arizonain July.

A policeman detains an opposition activist in Bakuon March 12.Azerbaijan police detained more than 30 activists of the opposition Musavat Party when its members took to the street of Bakuto protest against the ruling elite following a similar rally a day before.

Christians protect Muslims during prayer in Cairo,Egypt.

An aerial shot of the damage immediately following the Japanese tsunami.

A girl in isolation for radiation screening looks at her dog through a window inNihonmatsu,Japanon March 14.

A man sits in front of a destroyed apartment building following the Joplin, Missouri tornado.

Rangsit, Bangkok: A woman hangs onto a street sign poll along the flooded streets on October 24.

Marriage is the most important event in women’s life and for that she can do anything. A Chinese bride in her wedding gown tried to suicide as her fiancée called off marriage, but as she is about to jump a man catch and save her.

Pul-e Alam, Logar Province, Afghanistan: A U.S. Female Army soldier takes five with an Afghan boy during a patrol in.

Note: Pictures are credited to Reuter and contributing photographers

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