METRO/Jeff Harper A zombie walks past people eating pizza at pizza corner during the annual Halifax Zombie Walk in August.

In a year that saw an epic increase in viral videos, photography is still one of the most powerful ways we share and remember our major events. From tragic losses to Olympic memories, Halifax experienced it all this year. Here are some of our most remembered moments of 2012 as captured by our staff photographers.

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Hundreds of people attended a vigil for Raymond Taavel in April. (Ryan Taplin)
 

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In May, Rock and Roll Hall of famer Tom Petty took the stage to entertain a sold out crowd at the Halifax Metro Centre. (Ryan Taplin)
 

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Halifax Mooseheads goaltender Zac Fucale deflects a shot from the Victoriaville Tigres in December. The Mooseheads are halfway through a highly successful season as 2012 draws to a close. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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Canada’s Sophie Bukovec of team Longman-Bukovec bumps a ball during a match against team Juajan-Kambut of Thailand during the International Beach Volleyball Championships in August. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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In September, hurricane Leslie brought ideal surfing conditions in Seaforth, Nova Scotia. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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Francesca Mountfort of New Zealand was performing as Nervous Doll Dancing in a play entitled Eidolon at this year’s Atlantic Fringe Festival. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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Movie celebrity Kevin Costner hit the links at Glen Arbour Golf Course in Hammonds Plains as part of this years PRO-AM skins match. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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A cyclist is reflected in the Nova Scotia Power building, as he heads out for a ride on the Halifax waterfront in November during unseasonably high fall temperatures. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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Picnicface alumni Bill Wood started a new  comedy show in Halifax and posed for a quick photo in his living room. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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Then Mayor Peter Kelly and Mayor-elect Mike Savage meet to discuss transition after Savage’s landside election win in October. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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Members of the HRP/RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit pose for a photo on Citadel Hill in November. They were gathering, along with retired motorcyclists to mark the 100th anniversary of the use of motorcycles by police in Halifax. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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Students pet Roc, a registered therapeutic dog, at the Dalhousie’s “Puppy Room” in December. The University in partnership with Therapeutic Paws of Canada started the room to help students de-stress during exams. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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A jogger heads over a bridge under a canopy of fall colours at Point Pleasant Park in late October. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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After announcing his intention to run for Liberal Leader of Canada, Justin Trudeau made a stop to Citadel High School. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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Members of Halifax Water inspect a sinkhole that opened up on Cornwallis Street near Barrington Street in September. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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In September, Master Corporal Rob House is united on the pier with his daughters Olivia (L, age 5) and Lauren (age 2) after nine months deployment in the Arabian Sea on HMCS Charlottetown. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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A Grumman Avenger aircraft purchased by the Shearwater Aviation Museum Foundation lands at 12 Wing Shearwater in July. The plane was added to their aviation collection. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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Youthful fans crowd around Mark de Jonge at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport for a chance to touch his bronze medal after his return from the London Olympics this past August. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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A pedestrian takes advantage of the warm weather in Halifax to take a break in one of the colourfully painted adirondack along the waterfront in September. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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Spray paint artist Bob S paints a mural of an Avro Arrow on the side of the Army Navy Surplus store on Agricola Street in August. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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Some of the all female crew of the Unicorn tie up the sails in August in Halifax. The Unicorn was one of the first ships to arrive for the Tall Ships festival. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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Marcel Logan, bartender at the Old Mill in Dartmouth for 20 years, looks over the bar on one of the last few days before the establishment closed its doors for good in August. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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A pair of runners enjoy the unseasonably warm weather in Metro as they jog up Citadel Hill in December. (Jeff Harper/Metro)
 

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Volunteers helped to repaint Nova Scotia’s iconic lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove in August. (Jeff Harper/Metro)

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