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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AP
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.
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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.
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AP
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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Getty Images
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.
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AP
Lady Gaga and Mayor Michael Bloomberg drop the ball at midnight on New Year's Eve in Times Square.
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