Today's kids might look back on this time in 20 years and feel nostalgic, just like many of us do for the '90s. When they think about 2012, a batch of iconic photos from the year will help define it. These photos include Olympian McKayla Maroney's medal-worthy stink eye that launched an Internet meme, floating taxis following superstorm Sandy, the Obamas on the campaign trail, and, of course, lots of shots of the world's favorite young and in-love royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton. While it's still recent history, look back at some of the best pictures of the past year.
Best of 2012: The Year in Pictures