Top 50 UPI photos of 2012 (51 images)

A collection of the year's top photos from UPI Photographers around the world.
Updated: Dec. 27, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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Visitors glow red in a tunnel of festival lanterns at the Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival, or the Jinju Lantern Festival, in Jinju, South Korea on October 1, 2012. The festival, which runs Oct. 1 to 14, originated during the Japanese invasion of 1592 when Koreans lit lanterns to illuminate the Namgang River surrounding Jinjuseong Fortress to prevent Japanese troops from crossing. A tradition during the festival are the floating lanterns carrying peoples wishes. UPI/Thomas Michael Corcoran
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