As another year of tumultuous events unfolded across the globe, we witnessed
Greece's battle with austerity cuts, the European Union near a breaking point, devastation and destruction as Hurricane Sandy swept along the U.S. East Coast and the bleak landscapes of Japan's Fukushima province a year after the tsunami. As the stories unfolded, there to record it all was Bloomberg's team of award-winning photographers, capturing poignant and compelling imagery.
Left, the sign at the central bank of Greece is seen covered in graffiti, the sign now reads 'Bank of Berlin', following demonstrations in Athens, Greece, on Feb. 12, 2012. Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos won parliamentary approval for austerity measures to secure an international bailout after rioters protesting the measures battled police and set fire to buildings in downtown Athens.Source: Photograph by Simon Dawson/Bloomberg