Best pictures of 2012

  • Rob Ford leads bad year for Canadian mayors // Municipal scandals grab attention in 2012 (Rob Ford leads bad year for Canadian mayors)Municipal scandals of 2012

    Toronto's Rob Ford led an infamous year for Canada’s mayors.

  • The year's most extreme weather // Extreme weather roundup 2012 (Reuters)Extreme weather roundup

    The year's weather was unanticipated and inexplicable, not just in Canada around the world.

  • 2012: A year of meteoric rises and disastrous dives // Political shifts and scandals (The Canadian Press)Political shifts and scandals

    From election upsets to mayoral disaster, robocalls to the rise of the female premier, 2012 has been a doozy in the political world.

  • Accused killer Luca Magnotta returns to Canada from Berlin // Accused killer Luca Magnotta returns to Canada from Berlin (The Canadian Press)Crimes of the year 2012

    It was at times gory and unusual, including cases of severed body parts, an international manhunt and mass shootings in unexpected places.