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A look back at 2012: by the numbers

Published: Dec 12 2012 10:56:57 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 21 2012 12:42:43 PM EST

From natural disasters to the election, 2012 was a remarkable year for news. Here are numbers that tell the stories.

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Slideshow Of The Day

  • South Korean ferry sinks, rescuers

    Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

    Hundreds missing after South Korean ferry sinks

    Rescue boats and helicopters are scrambling to find almost 300 passengers, including scores of high school students, missing after a ferry sank off the southwest coast of South Korea.

On this Day

  • 1906 San Francisco earthquake

    National Archives and Records Administration

    On this day: April 18

    Paul Revere rides, an earthquake and fires ravage San Francisco, Albert Einstein dies, Grace Kelly becomes a princess, and the U.S. embassy in Beirut is hit by a deadly car bomb, all on this day.