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Reuters photographers produced over half a million images in 2012, offering unparalleled coverage of global events and perspective on the way we live today. Taking us from the world stage to the street corner, watch and share this video showcase of some of the best images from 2012.

Selected photographers offer behind the scenes accounts for 95 of these images in Reuters Full Focus Best Photos of the Year 2012.

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Highly-educated, underemployed: A global plight

Around the globe, young college graduates are unable to find job in the fields they studied. Instead, many are eking out a living in the service industry. Reuters photographers captured images of this ”jobless generation.”

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Picture of the day – 9/7/12

A boy looks at an artwork made of unwanted toys at the solo exhibition of Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji in Tokyo

A boy looks at an artwork made of unwanted toys at the solo exhibition of Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji, known for his creations that recycle unwanted toys and waste materials. More than 100,000 unwanted toys collected by social groups across Japan for the past 13 years were used in the exhibition.

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Picture of the day – 9/5/12

U.S. first lady Obama waves before addressing first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte

Today’s photo shows first lady Michelle Obama waving at the crowd before addressing the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can follow everything happening at the DNC on the Reuters live blog or at the election landing page.

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Picture of the day – 8/28/12

An activist carries a sign during a protest march in a downpour at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida

Today’s photo shows an activist carrying a sign during a protest march in a downpour at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida. You can follow everything happening at the RNC with the Reuters live blog or at the election landing page.

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Picture of the Day – 8/23/12

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spews large clouds of gas and ash near Banos, about 178 km (110 miles) south of Quito August 19, 2012. The authorities are encouraging residents living near the volcano to evacuate due to increased activity of the volcano, according to local media. The Tungurahua volcano has been in an active state since October 1999. REUTERS/Carlos Campana

In Ecuador, the active Tungurahua volcano has been spewing ash for the last few days.  The volcano, which is classified as active, is about 90 miles south of the capital, Quito.  Tungurahua, in the past, acts on an 80-100 year eruption cycle, with the last major one coming between 1916-18; this means that the volcano is due to start another one relatively soon.

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Picture of the Day – 8/22/12

A loggerhead turtle hatchling makes it's way to the surf, as tourists and volunteers look on, at South Litchfield Beach along the coast of South Carolina August 17, 2012. South Carolina United Turtle Enthusiasts (SCUTE), is a group of volunteers dedicated to sea turtle conservation in Georgetown and Horry counties. Turtle volunteers walk the area's beaches along South Carolina's coast daily during the nesting season, looking for signs of turtle activity and keeping tabs on the progress of the endangered species of turtles that lay their eggs along the coast. REUTERS/Randall Hill

As a group of South Carolina United Turtle Enthusiasts (SCUTE) volunteers watches on, a baby loggerhead turtle makes its way to the ocean, after hatching on the beach.  These loggerhead turtles, an endangered species in the United States, are watched over by the SCUTE as they hatch, both the ensure their survival on their way to the ocean, and to keep track of when and where the turtles hatch.

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Picture of the Day – 8/21/12

Lightning strikes over a house during a thunderstorm in the northern Swiss town of Muellheim August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

In today’s incredible picture, taken by Reuters photographer Arnd Wiegmann, lightning flashes over a house in rural Switzerland.  Whereas the weather across the United States is substantially drier than normal, Europe isn’t experiencing the same drastic weather and climate problems.

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Picture of the Day – 8/20/12

A firefighting tanker plane drops fire retardant on homes threatened by the Taylor Creek Fire outside Cle Elum, Washington, August 15, 2012. Wildfires roared out of control across the sun-scorched U.S. West and threatened to roll into two small towns in Idaho as firefighters managed to partially dampen a monster blaze that has destroyed 60 homes in Washington state. REUTERS/Robert Sorbo

As record-breaking heat and high winds continue to plague the Western United States, more wildfires have run out of control.  In Idaho and Nevada, where the Trinity Ridge Fire threatens the resort town of Featherville and has burned over 82,000 acres, the fires are being controlled by planes like the one seen in today’s picture, which dump fire retardants over the burning areas.  Read more about the fires in this Reuters article.

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Picture of the Day – 8/17/12

A protester licks his spear outside a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Johannesburg, August 16, 2012. South African police opened fire on Thursday against thousands of striking miners armed with machetes and sticks at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine, leaving several bloodied corpses lying on the ground.A Reuters cameraman said he saw at least seven bodies after the shooting, which occurred when police laying out barricades of barbed wire were outflanked by some of an estimated 3,000 miners massed on a rocky outcrop near the mine, 100 km (60 miles) northwest of Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

In today’s picture, a protesting miner in South Africa licks his spear during protests surrounding a platinum mine.  Other protestors, armed with machetes and sticks, gathered outside the mine 200 miles northwest of Johannesburg to go on strike over pay wages.  In a shocking response, police opened fire on the protest, shooting and killing 34 protesters.  Read the Reuters article for more.

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