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2012 Pictures of the Year

by Bryan Terry and Jim Beckel and Nate Billings and Chris Landsberger Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:59 am •  Published: December 28, 2012
John Meeks, 16, Boys Ranch Town carries an American flag on horseback during the LibertyFest Fourth of July Parade in Edmond, Okla., Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
John Meeks, 16, Boys Ranch Town carries an American flag on horseback during the LibertyFest Fourth of July Parade in Edmond, Okla., Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

 

It’s that time when we look back on what we’ve done and share a little bit of it with you all by picking our photos of the year. Each photographer selects some of his or her favorites and we combine them into a few galleries.  Some of the photos are of significant moments in the year, while some are simply visually striking. If you have a spare few minutes, check out the pictures:

News Pictures of the Year

Feature Pictures of the Year

Sports Pictures of the Year

 

Oklahoma's Sterling Shepard (3) leaps over Kansas State's Nigel Malone (24) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Kansas State University Wildcats (KSU) at the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Norman, Okla. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Sterling Shepard (3) leaps over Kansas State's Nigel Malone (24) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Kansas State University Wildcats (KSU) at the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Norman, Okla. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

 

Stephanie Dunham screams, "It's not fair, " as she is taken from the courtroom by two deputies. An Oklahoma County District Judge sentenced Stephanie Dunham to prison for 18 years for her part in the deaths of her three children. They died in a mobile home fire in Del City in January, 2011. Judge Jerry Bass imposed the penalty on Dunham in his courtroom Wednesday afternoon, July 11, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.
Stephanie Dunham screams, "It's not fair, " as she is taken from the courtroom by two deputies. An Oklahoma County District Judge sentenced Stephanie Dunham to prison for 18 years for her part in the deaths of her three children. They died in a mobile home fire in Del City in January, 2011. Judge Jerry Bass imposed the penalty on Dunham in his courtroom Wednesday afternoon, July 11, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.

 

-Nate Billings

 

 

by Bryan Terry
Photographer
Bryan Terry is a native of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Yukon High School. He first picked up a camera while attending the University of Central Oklahoma. After working for the school newspaper, The Vista, he interned at The Oklahoman. He...
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by Jim Beckel
Photographer
Jim Beckel been a member of The Oklahoman's photo staff for 25 years. During that time, he and his cameras have covered virtually every type of news and feature story imaginable, traveling to all regions of Oklahoma to document events and provide...
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by Nate Billings
Photographer
Nate Billings never planned to become a photojournalist. He took pictures as a hobby growing up and worked as an assistant for his father, a commercial still and video photographer, but chose to study English Literature in college. Billings did...
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by Chris Landsberger
Assistant Photography Editor
Chris Landsberger is a native of Oklahoma and, as a photographer, has been able to travel coast to coast and everywhere in between to cover news for the last 13 years. He has been a part history that included coverage of Oklahoma City bomber...
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