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Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge (Credit: Robert Garofalo)

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge and Wading River as it jumps across Wading River Road. (Apr. 9, 2012)

Stunning Long Island photos from 2012

Notable photos from across Long Island in 2012.

A fire fighter fights a blaze in Manorville
(Credit: Chris Ware)

A fire fighter fights a blaze in Manorville off Wading River Road during a large brush fire that spread across eastern Long Island. (April 9, 2012)

A bare vineyard in Peconic lays dormant in
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

A bare vineyard in Peconic lays dormant in the snow. (Jan. 21, 2012)

At St. Martin de Porres Marianist school in
(Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile)

At St. Martin de Porres Marianist school in Uniondale, students Jaylen Menon, 6, left, and William Holian, 6, right, walk like the tortoise in the hallway of the school. (Jan. 26, 2012)

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Heath McQuillan, 39, of Medford, tries to relax
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Heath McQuillan, 39, of Medford, tries to relax as he donates blood. (Jan. 31, 2012)

Mari Gilbert, with her daughter Sherre Gilbert, inside
(Credit: James Carbone)

Mari Gilbert, with her daughter Sherre Gilbert, inside the marshy area where Shannan Gilbert was found dead along the westbound Ocean Parkway between Oak Beach and the Robert Moses Causeway in Babylon. (Jan. 14, 2012)

Cindy Cassar, 43, of East Northport, takes advantage
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Cindy Cassar, 43, of East Northport, takes advantage of mild weather to dig for steamer clams with her fiance in Centerport. (Jan. 5, 2012)

Nyah Sotelo, 10, of Westbury, along with other
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Nyah Sotelo, 10, of Westbury, along with other parishioners attend Ash Wednesday Services at St. Bridgid's Roman Catholic Church in Westbury. (Feb. 22, 2012)

Hempstead resident Robin Brazley fists a bag of
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Hempstead resident Robin Brazley fists a bag of skittles in solidarity while rallying in support of Trayvon Martin, the African-American teen who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watchman in Florida. (Mar. 31, 2012)

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Children of arborists climb a tree at the
(Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile)

Children of arborists climb a tree at the Long Island Arboricultural Association Arbor Day at Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River. (Mar. 24, 2012)

A Nassau County police officer tries to secure
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

A Nassau County police officer tries to secure a dog that was running around and hiding under a vehicle in Roosevelt, trapping a frightened woman inside for about a half hour. (Mar. 11, 2012)

Job seekers line up at the Theodore Roosevelt
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Job seekers line up at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola for a job fair offered Healthplex, a Uniondale-based dental insurance company. (Mar. 21, 2012)

A 4 day-old Boarder Leicester lamb is nuzzled
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

A 4 day-old Boarder Leicester lamb is nuzzled by its mother at Garden of Eve farm in Riverhead. (Mar. 8, 2012)

Girls wait behind a rope line and cheer
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Girls wait behind a rope line and cheer as the British pop band One Direction arrives for a CD signing at the Westfield Sunrise Mall. ( March 11, 2012)

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Bathers brave the cold water at Smith Point
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Bathers brave the cold water at Smith Point Park in Mastic Beach in higher than normal temperatures. (Apr. 16, 2012)

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge
(Credit: Robert Garofalo)

Firefighters battle a large brush fire in Ridge and Wading River as it jumps across Wading River Road. (Apr. 9, 2012)

A makeshift memorial is cut into a tree
(Credit: James Carbone)

A makeshift memorial is cut into a tree at the scene of fatal crash on the northbound William Floyd Parkway in Ridge that killed Ryan Baumgardner, 17, and Jacqueline Salvador, 19. (Apr. 15, 2012)

Firefighter Chris Dellavalle of the Manorville Fire Department
(Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

Firefighter Chris Dellavalle of the Manorville Fire Department rests on the front bumper of his fire truck on Tuesday afternoon at a staging area set up at St Peter and Paul Church on Wading River Road after battling the wlld fires that burned through thousands of acres in the area of Ridge and Manorville. (Apr. 10, 2012)

Mallory Kundert, 16, of Levitown, pays her respects
(Credit: Chris Ware)

Mallory Kundert, 16, of Levitown, pays her respects to Anthony D'Alessandro, who was struck and killed by a car the prior evening on Hempstead Turnpike in Levitown. He was an "awesome kid, nicest kid possible," Kundert said. (April 5, 2012)

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Brothers Brian and Owen Wilson, sat on the
(Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

Brothers Brian and Owen Wilson, sat on the roof of their mother's car Monday afternoon to watch smoke rise from a large brush fire that moved through Ridge and Manorville on Monday afternoon along the former Grumman property in Calverton. (Apr. 9, 2012)

Congregants pay their last respects with a prayer
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Congregants pay their last respects with a prayer for Long Island Muslim leader Ghazi Y. Khankan at the Islamic Center of Long Island in Westbury. (Apr. 27, 2012)

Fog rolls in at Smith Point Beach in
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Fog rolls in at Smith Point Beach in Shirley. (May 23, 2012)

Nicholas Salas, 8, a Cub Scout with Pack
(Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile)

Nicholas Salas, 8, a Cub Scout with Pack 192 out of North Bellmore, puts a flag on his great grandfather's grave at Long Island National Cemetery in Pinelawn for Memorial Day. (May 26, 2012)

The tall ship Pride of Baltimore enters Greenport
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

The tall ship Pride of Baltimore enters Greenport Harbor in the fog. (May 25, 2012)

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Marine Sgt. John Peck hugs his new service
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Marine Sgt. John Peck hugs his new service dog "Nasar" at the Miller Family Campus of Canine Companions for Independence in Medford. Peck, who lost both of his arms and legs to an IED explosion in Afghanistan, traveled up from Maryland to train with the dog. (May 17, 2012)

Members of the Elite Honor Guard from McGuire
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Members of the Elite Honor Guard from McGuire Air Force Base carry the coffin of Tech. Sgt. William Kevin Colwell of Glen Cove, whose remains were found 46 years after his death in Vietnam. (May 26, 2012)

17-year-old Beverlie Fleurinay has her makeup done during
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

17-year-old Beverlie Fleurinay has her makeup done during the Prom Miss' Gala by Sev7en by Design at Wyandanch High School. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to serving girls in need in the Suffolk area. The girls received free prom dresses donated by local vendors, makeup and hair services. (MAY 23, 2012)

Dr. Kristofer Smith of North Shore-LIJ speaks with
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Dr. Kristofer Smith of North Shore-LIJ speaks with Anne Hennies inside her Bellrose home during a regularly scheduled check up. (June 19, 2012)

Abner Vega, right, controls a paint cart while
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Abner Vega, right, controls a paint cart while co-worker Louis Roque, both from the Safety Marking Company, holds the paint hose as they repaint the road lines on the Long Island Expressway. (June 28, 2012)

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Members of the All Saints Temple and community
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Members of the All Saints Temple and community activists pray with a woman during a midnight prayer march with members of the community living in the Linden Triangle of Hempstead. (June 16, 2012)

Members of the United States Naval Academy class
(Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

Members of the United States Naval Academy class of 2016 gather in Tecumseh Court to take the Navy Oath. More than 1,200 incoming freshmen reported to the academy for "plebe summer." A record 295 are women. (June 28, 2012)

An Outrider pony running wild crashes to its
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

An Outrider pony running wild crashes to its death on the track while horses were training at Belmont Race Track in Elmont. (June 6, 2012)

Zoya Leyayeva, 56, from Corona, Queens, originally from
(Credit: Linda Rosier)

Zoya Leyayeva, 56, from Corona, Queens, originally from Uzbekistan, hula hoops during a picnic at Hempstead Lake Park in West Hempstead. (June 10, 2012)

Shannon Smith holds hands with her 3-year old
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Shannon Smith holds hands with her 3-year old son Oliver at East Coast Orthotics in Deer Park. Smith survived pneumonia, sepsis, septic shock, and a cascade of turncoat immune system components that forced her into a coma and choked off the blood supply to her limbs. (June 7, 2012)

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Two women sit in the shade of the
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Two women sit in the shade of the boardwalk in Long Beach on a hot June day. (June 20, 2012)

Ana Barreiro from Patchogue holds her daughters at
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Ana Barreiro from Patchogue holds her daughters at a memorial service held for those who were murdered in a Medford pharmacy on Father's Day, a year earlier. (June 24, 2012)

Concertgoers in the parking-lot before a Maiden England
(Credit: Agaton Strom)

Concertgoers in the parking-lot before a Maiden England concert with Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper performing at the Nikon Theater at Jones Beach in Wantagh. (June 27, 2012)

Graduates are photographed by friends and family as
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Graduates are photographed by friends and family as they approach the stage during the SUNY Empire State College Long Island region graduation at C.W. Post's Tilles Center in Old Westbury (June 16, 2012)

Walter Edmonds Jr., 8, of Baldwin, beats the
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Walter Edmonds Jr., 8, of Baldwin, beats the heat by spraying water onto himself during a car wash fundraiser held by the Adlib Steel Drum Orchestra on Nassau Rd. in Uniondale. (July 7, 2012)

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The Nassau Explorer Drill Team waits to start
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

The Nassau Explorer Drill Team waits to start its military drill techniques demonstration in Donald F. Kane Auditorium at Police Headquarters in Mineola. (July 24, 2012)

A kayaker leisurely makes her way to the
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

A kayaker leisurely makes her way to the shore in Stony Brook Harbor. (July 30, 2012)

Sisters Briana and Sarah Howe swing 2-year-old Charlotte
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Sisters Briana and Sarah Howe swing 2-year-old Charlotte Cain, the daughter of their mother's friend, during an outing at Robert Moses Beach in Babylon. (July 30, 2012)

The crowd reacts to being sprayed with fake
(Credit: Yana Paskova)

The crowd reacts to being sprayed with fake smoke at Identity Fest at the Nikon Theater at Jones Beach in Wantagh. (July 28, 2012)

Bill Van Nostrand, a neuroscience professor at Stony
(Credit: Chris Ware)

Bill Van Nostrand, a neuroscience professor at Stony Brook University, takes a swim at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai as he prepares for his first NYC Ironman Triathlon, in two wekks' time, to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease. (July 24, 2012)

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The Kandi Won, a 34-foot Silverton cabin-cruiser that
(Credit: James Carbone)

The Kandi Won, a 34-foot Silverton cabin-cruiser that capsized after a July 4 fireworks display in Oyster Bay Harbor, killing three children, is lifted out of the water at Oyster Bay Marine Center. (July 11, 2012)

American flags adorn a steel beam from the
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

American flags adorn a steel beam from the fallen World Trade Center at a 9/11 memorial in Jersey City. (Aug. 31, 2012)

Greg Buckley Sr. is consoled as Marines carry
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Greg Buckley Sr. is consoled as Marines carry the coffin of his son, Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., who was killed in Afghanistan, out of St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre after the funeral Mass. (Aug. 18, 2012)

The family of Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

The family of Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., 21, of Oceanside, grieves as his body arrives at Vanella's Funeral Chapel in Oceanside. He was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 10. His father, Greg Buckley Sr., is seated at right. (Aug. 16, 2012)

Skateboarders ride down a hill on Fairview Road
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Skateboarders ride down a hill on Fairview Road in Farmingdale. (Sept. 20, 2012)

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Serena Williams plays for the championship at the
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Serena Williams plays for the championship at the 2012 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. (Sept. 9, 2012)

One World Trade Center in Manhattan, left, is
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

One World Trade Center in Manhattan, left, is seen as two beams of light representing the Twin Towers shoots up into the night sky days before the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Sept. 7, 2012)

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