Miss USA, Olivia Culpo, is crowned Miss Universe 2012 onstage at the close of the LIVE NBC Telecast of the 2012 Miss Universe Competition at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Culpo, 20, is from Rhode Island. She is the first American to win the Miss Universe crown since Brook Lee in 1997. UPI/Greg Harbaugh/HO
Cirque du Soleil's "Alegria" opening night at the Omnisports Palace of Bercy in Paris on November 28, 2012. The show, which originally premiered in April 1994, has been performed over 5,000 times and seen by over 10 million spectators in more than 65 cities around the world. UPI/David Silpa.
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