Top New York News Photos of 2012

From solemn events to celebrity stunts, political ploys, sports events, parties, concerts, crimes and corruption, see news photos from across the Empire State.

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Matthew Badger, left, and Madonna Badger, the parents of three children that were killed in a fire, become emotional as one of their daughters' caskets is carried into church on Jan. 5, 2012. The Badgers' girls were killed in a Christmas morning fire that also claimed the life of Madonna Badger's parents.
NBC New York
Madonna Badger makes her way into a Manhattan funeral home Wednesday for a wake for her three girls Wednesday, Jan. 4. The girls and their grandparents perished in a Christmas morning blaze at Badger's home in Stamford, Conn.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his second State of the State speech at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y., on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.
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The New York Jets lose to the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on Jan. 1, 2012, dashing their playoff hopes and ending their season.
Lady Gaga and Mayor Michael Bloomberg drop the ball at midnight on New Year's Eve in Times Square.
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