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(WXIA) -- 2012 was an incredible year, with many milestones and many news stories that affected everyone here in Metro Atlanta, across the nation and around the world.
We have compiled the most viewed stories from 11Alive.com -- the stories that captured your imagination and made you want to know more.
We start our list with the most-viewed story of the year.
By the way, what's your favorite story of the year? You can vote here through January 7.