2012 Photos of the Year

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I was covering a school talent show as part of a project on Roosevelt's last week before closing for good, and the teachers performed a surprise dance at the end of the show. I loved this little girl's enthusiasm, and this photo helped bring a cheerful tone to an academic story. Roosevelt Elementary School kindergartner Meay Mohamed dances as teachers perform a surprise routine during the fifth and sixth grade talent show Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at the school in Iowa City. (Liz Martin/The Gazette-KCRG)

Here are some of my favorite news photographs that I've taken in 2012. They are in no particular order. Catch me on another day and I'll probably have different photos as my favorites.---Jim Slosiarek

This is just a tender moment between daughter and mother as Leah Schwenker, 6, puts her hand on her mother Keri's hand as Keri holds it over her heart during a memorial service for U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Ristau on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Cascade, Iowa. Ristau, a Cascade native, was killed July 13 in Qalat, Zabul province, Afghanistan when the vehicle he was traveling in was attacked by an improvised explosive device. He served in Company B, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette-KCRG)


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