From the 2012 presidential election to the horrendous school shooting in Newtown, Conn., here is a look back at some of the biggest news stories of 2012.
July 27: London kicks off the 2012 Summer Games with an opening ceremony celebration at the Olympic Stadium. The United States finished at the top of the medal standings followed by China and Great Britain. The games concluded with a closing ceremony on August 12.
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