Tragic moments of 2012

  • A woman waits to hear about her sister, a teacher, following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles northeast of New York City, Dec. 14, 2012.

    For too many U.S. communities, 2012 will be remembered for tragedy and heartbreak, from senseless shootings to a massive natural disaster. Here is a look back at some of the tragedies of 2012.