2012 Year in Pictures on The Big Picture

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Boston.com’s The Big Picture has posted their look back at 2012 Year in Pictures (part 1 and part 2).

A young boy wears an astronaut costume in the parking lot of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, April 17, 2012 in Chantilly, Virginia. Hundreds of people gathered at the museum early in the morning to watch the arrival of the space shuttle Discovery, teathered to the back of a modified 747 jumbo jet. The oldest and most traveled vehicle in NASA’s space shuttle program, Discovery will be placed on permanent display at the museum.

photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Written by Scott Beale

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