If a picture is worth a thousand words, then we've got about 10,000 words for you right here. Our favorite photos from 2012 range from cute to funny to heartbreaking, but they're all great.

Whether it's a meddling stingray, a cat with a mean left hook or those rubbery-faced Olympic divers, these are the photos we shared with you and you shared with countless others. Vote in our poll to select the best photo of the year. And don't forget to sign up for TheFW newsletter to find out who wins the top prize when we announce the 2012 award winners on January 15. Thanks!

Stingray Photobomb
Sarah Bourland
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Lady Gaga Mayor Bloomberg
Jemal Countess, Getty Images
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Olympic Proposal
LOCOG, Getty Images
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Cat Punches Dog
Flickr
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Gorilla Stethoscope
Reddit
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Olympic Diver Funny Fac
Al Bello, GettyImages
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Tom Hanks is Awesome
Imgur
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Hurricane Sandy World Trade Center
Yimg
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Mars
NASA JPL
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This seat's taken
BarackObama, PhotoBucket
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