Photojournalism of the Year: 2012

American Photo's look back at some of the most striking images from around the globe this year.

Photojournalism of the Year 2012

Photojournalism of the Year 2012

Every week, takes a look at the most compelling photojournalism images from around the world. Here's a bigger collection of some of the most outstanding photos they saw this year.

A protester shows tear gas cartridges deployed by the riot police during clashes between protesters and riot police near the interior ministry February 3, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. Carsten Koall is a German photojournalist based in Berlin who has photographed around the world for VISUM Images and others. His work has recently taken him to Djibouti, Afghanistan and Cairo.

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