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2012 has been a year to remember. Take a look back on all the best photos from a fantastic 12 months...
Spectacular fireworks at Big Ben in London beckoned in the new year with a bang.
The Artist was the surprise package of the whole awards season and its star pup Uggie stole the show on the red carpet at the Golden Globes.
Adele was the big star at this year's Grammys. The 24-year-old equalled Beyonce's record of six awards for a female artist in one night at the event!
Tears of joy streamed down Adele's face as she accepted the Album of the Year Award for 21. During her speech for the coveted prize, she called out: 'Mum! Girl done good.' She certainly did! 2012 was a year to remember for Adele - the 24-year-old had a baby with Simon Konecki in August.
Who would have thought that a silent, black and white French film could have been the success story at this year's award ceremonies? The film continued its success at the Oscars and won a whopping 98 prizes when including smaller ceremonies.
The beautiful Angelina Jolie became a talking point for all the wrong reasons at this year's Oscars as the star spent the evening with her right leg awkwardly protruding from her black Versace gown. The move attracted so much controversy that a novelty Twitter account, @AngiesRightLeg, was set up in her honour!
Meryl Streep won her first Oscar for thirty years at this year's ceremony. Her portrayal of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady won her the Best Actress prize at both the BAFTAs and the Academy Awards.
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy looked suitably glamorous at the 84th Annual Academy Awards.
David Beckham's own version of the traffic-stopping Wonderbra advert surfaced on huge billboards in New York back in February.
One of the biggest bands in the world opened the show with an explosive performance at the BRIT Awards as Coldplay performed their hit Charlie Brown.
At the BRIT Awards, Adele did it again. The Someone Like You star bagged the Best British Female Award and the prestigious Mastercard Album of the Year Award during the 2012 BRIT awards at The O2 Arena in London.
Once again, the Bajan beauty conquered the BRIT Awards. The 24-year-old performed a barnstorming rendition of her no. 1 hit single, We Found Love, to rapturous applause. RiRi won the Best International Female award for the second consecutive year. Can she make it three in a row in 2013?
Essex-born heartthrob Olly Murs started the year as he meant to go on, as he rocked the BRIT Awards with an electrifying version of Heart Skips a Beat. Olly's latest album, Right Place Right Time, is his most successful record yet.
'Hello... is it me you're looking for?' Yes it is! Heart listeners bid for their chance to meet Lionel Richie, with the proceeds used to help raise money for the Have A Heart Appeal. The Motown legend performed an intimate set full of his classic hits to the lucky few.
While on his Diamond Jubilee tour, Prince Harry took some time out to dance to with local Chantol Dorner during a visit to the Rise Life charity project in Kingston, Jamaica. That's our Harry!
Prince Harry raced Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, at the University of the West Indies. Ever the cheeky chappy, the Prince ran before the signal - but Bolt took defeat in good humour, and the pair posed in the sprinter's signature stance.
David Beckham played a huge part in the bid for London 2012, and in June the football ace lit a celebratory cauldron in Cornwall to signal the start of the Olympic Torch Relay.
Is there anything he can't do? Prince Charles learned how to DJ with a turntable during a tour of an employment skills workshop in Toronto, Canada... Love it!
Two of the most recognisable faces on the planet were delighted to meet each other as US President Barack Obama paid David Beckham's LA Galaxy a visit in May. Obama was full of praise for Becks, joking: 'He is tough. It is a rare man who can be that tough on the field and also have his own line of underwear. David Beckham is that man.'
Back in May, David made the most of coming back to his hometown, London, by taking his mum to eat his favourite meal: pie and mash. The star shared the photo on Facebook, writing: 'There is nothing better!' Picture: Facebook
The nation joined together for a huge celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June. Only one other monarch - Queen Victoria - has ever reached the milestone.
The nation was buzzing for the Diamond Jubilee as crowds poured out into the streets to celebrate the Queen's 60 years on the throne. A great British summer was underway!
Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh were joined by other members of the Royal family aboard the Spirit of Chartwell during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames in London.
Kate looked ravishing in red aboard the Spirit of Chartwell!
Two national treasures combined for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert as Gary Barlow and Cheryl Cole performed Lady Antebellum's Need You Now.
One of the photos of the year? We think so! The Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen share a laugh while they watch part of a children's sports event during a visit to Vernon Park in Nottingham.
Then again, this photo is pretty amazing... Prince Charles shares a laugh with old friend His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Clarence House. Love it!
Andy Murray endeared himself to a nation when he shed a tear at the Wimbledon final. The 25-year-old was beaten by Roger Federer after becoming the first Brit to reach a Wimbledon final for 74 years.
It was clear that our Olympics would be special from the word 'go'. Danny Boyle's opening ceremony captured everything that is great about the UK as we welcomed millions for the Games.
Who could forget the moment in the Opening Ceremony where Daniel Craig's James Bond takes the Queen to the Olympic Stadium and the pair 'parachuted' down from a helicopter?
Bradley Wiggins isn't just our greatest athlete this year - he is one of our best ever! The 32-year-old became the first Brit to ever win the Tour de France... and then went on to become the only cyclist to win the Tour and an Olympic gold in the same year!
Team GB's Louis Smith shows his sensitive side after completing his Pommel Horse routine during qualification on Day 1 of the Olympics. The gymnast became a real fan favourite.
So many of the most touching photos from the Olympics are of Mo Farah! Here, the athlete celebrates winning the Men's 10,000m final with his daughter Rihanna at the Olympic Stadium, London, on 'Super Saturday' - the most successful night for Britain on the track and field in Games history.
Andy Murray bounced back from missing out on winning Wimbledon with a spectacular gold medal in the men's tennis at the Olympics. Picture: Facebook
On August 9th, Nicola Adams made history by becoming the first woman to win Olympic boxing gold! Picture: Facebook
One of the most adorable photos of the Duke and Duchess and Cambridge ever surfaced after the royal couple watched Team GB cycle to gold glory at the Velodrome. Little did we know at the time that Kate would be confirmed pregnant before the end of the year!
Every single Team GB medallist posed for a group photo with their medals at Team GB House... Now that's a lot of medals! Team GB came third in the medal rankings overall. Picture: Facebook
Heptathlon heroine Jessica Ennis shows off her gold medal to a rapturous crowd at BT London Live.
Usain Bolt won his third gold medal of the Olympics as the Jamaican sprint relay team raced to a sensational world record.
Two of the most loved Olympic gold medallists came together for one of the Games' most iconic moments... We couldn't love this more!
Girl Power was back in full force for the Olympic Closing Ceremony as the Spice Girls - Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, and Melanie Brown - reunited for a special performance before an estimated global audience of 1 billion.
Thousands of adoring fans gathered on the streets of London to applaud Team GB, who did the whole nation proud at the Olympics.
The whole nation went Mobot mad after Mo Farah's success in the Olympcis, and Girls Aloud were no different! Here, Cheryl Cole and Kimberley Walsh do their best impression of the athlete's signature pose. Picture: Twitter
Even Prince Charles got in on the Mobot action as the royal did the move onstage at the Pride of Britain Awards 2012. Love it! Picture: @RagsMartel Twitter
Olympic Gold medalists Jessica Ennis and Bradley Wiggins met The Stone Roses at the reformed rockers' secret concert at Adidas Underground.
Cyclist Bradley Wiggins looked more dapper than his hero Paul 'The Modfather' Weller at the Adidas Underground event in east London!
Bradley Wiggins was presented with the Lifetime Achievement gong by former Oasis rocker Liam Gallagher at this year's GQ Awards! Wiggins is a known fan of the Britpop band.
In September, Obama supporting couple Beyonce and Jay-Z threw the US President a fundraiser ahead of the election. The President praised Bey, saying the Love on Top singer 'couldn’t be a better role model for our daughters because she carries herself with such class and poise'. Picture: BarackObama Twitter
The bar bill Andy Murray racked up after winning his first major tennis title, the US Open, has been revealed. The Scot went to the Hakkasan with 30 friends, spending a whopping $6,448 (approx. £4,000). Still, Andy didn't feel hungover the next day... He only ordered a $6 lemon soda! Picture: http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/tramlines/revealed-andy-murray-bar-bill-us-open-win-155128115.html
Robbie Williams welcomed his and Ayda Field's baby girl Theodora 'Teddy' Rose to the world on September 18th. Candy singer Robbie shared this adorable photo the next day, writing: 'DADDIES SECOND NAPPY CHANGE ….TEDDY'S SECOND DAY ON THE PLANET...' (sic) Picture: Twitter
We loved this picture so much we ran a caption competition for it. We got loads of great entries, but we loved Heart listener Simon Whitehouse's effort: 'Have pints got smaller or have my hands got bigger???'
The one and only Robbie Williams paid Heart's Toby Anstis a surprise visit during his show in October. 'I love being a dad,' said Robbie. 'For the next five years, until she has to go to school proper, we're going to go everywhere together!' Aww!
After winning his second term as President of the United States of America in November, Barack Obama celebrates by embracing his wife Michelle. The photo, which has become the most 'liked' in Facebook's history, bore the caption: 'Four more years.' Picture: Facebook
In November, we were lucky enough to have Michael Bublé present on Heart! The crooner filled in for Nick Snaith for the afternoon, and Emma Bunton popped by as they kick started Christmas with all your favourite festive songs.
Robbie Williams announced his new European Stadium Tour - with support from Olly Murs. Troublemaker singer Olly said: 'Everyone knows I am a huge fan of Robbie, and I'm honoured to call him my friend. He's been a huge inspiration to me and given me so much advice throughout my career so far. When he asked me to join him on tour I was over the moon!'
Scarlett Johansson looked stunning on the front cover of November's V magazine as Psycho star Janet Leigh. The actress portrays the iconic screen siren in biopic Hitchcock. Picture: Jean-Paul Goude for V Magazine
Psy's Gangnam Style became the most viewed video in Youtube history this year, as it nears 1 billion views in just four months! German model Heidi Klum couldn't resist a chance at getting involved as she hosted this year's EMAs. Heidi told The Sun: 'I have four small children and they are obsessed with the song. We do Gangnam dance parties at the house.'
James Bond actor Daniel Craig paid a visit to Camp Bastion in Afghanistan to meet soldiers and introduce the latest 007 blockbuster Skyfall, which was being specially shown. Royal Air Force Sergeant Dave Hammond said: 'It was great to be able to see the film here and to have James Bond himself to introduce it was brilliant.' Picture: MOD
There were emotional scenes as David Beckham played his last game for LA Galaxy on December 1st. The soccer ace had been playing for the Californian side since 2007, and the Beckhams feel at home in the area.
A star was born as Romeo Beckham became the face of Burberry in December. '[Romeo] was a joy to work with and really stole the show,' revealed Burberry's creative director Christopher Bailey in a statement about their new signing. Picture: Facebook