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Photo of the Month 2012 Archive

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A Cornwall firefighter mans an aerial apparatus and continues to fight hot spots in the old factory buildings in Cornwall, N.Y. Monday, Jan. 16, 2011, where multiple alarms were sounded to fight the fire on Sunday morning. Officials say the fire was contained Sunday evening. But pockets are expected to continue burning for a couple of days. Firefighters were struggling to get enough water to the scene because a number of hydrants didn't work. There were no reports of injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation Monday.   (AP Photo/The Times Herald-Record, Jeff Goulding)
Kalli Harverkampa, a University at Buffalo student from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., shoots on Graham Earle , A UB student from Rochester, N.Y., as they play hockey at South Lake on the Buffalo, N.Y. campus on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Harry Scull Jr)
Schenectady firefighter/paramedic Adam Colvin's helmet is covered in ice at 2160-2162 Avenue B after a neighboring house exploded when a gas main was severed by a construction worker in Schenectady, N.Y., Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. All occupants were accounted for, and 3 alarms were sounded to control the blaze. (AP Photo/The Daily Gazette, Peter R. Barber)

A woman believed to be the granddaughter of a woman in the house, is carried away after she tried to re-enter the building during a three alarm fire in Mount Vernon, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.  A 77-year-old woman is missing and one person is being treated for burns after a fire fully engulfed the multifamily home. (AP Photo/The Journal News, Carucha L. Meuse)

Schenectady firefighters battle a 2 alarm fire at 708 Union Street after flames broke out shortly after 4:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, in Schenectady, N.Y. (AP Photo/The Daily Gazette, Peter R. Barber) 

Women react outside St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Thursday, March 8, 2012 in Newburgh, N.Y. after learning that Michael Lembhard, shot earlier by police, had died. Authorities say police shot and killed Lembhard late Wednesday night when he charged at them with a knife after running into an apartment building while trying to elude officers. (AP Photo/Times Herald-Record, Chet Gordon)

Eddie Van Halen jumps through the air as he performs at the First Niagara Center in Bufalo, N.Y., on Friday, March 9, 2012. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Harry Scull Jr)




A Marine honor guard carries Cpl. Christopher D. Bordoni out of Immaculate Conception Church after his funeral, Thursday, April 12, 2012 in Ithaca, N.Y. Cpl. Christopher Bordoni died from injuries suffered when his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan in January. (AP Photo/The Journal, Simon Wheeler)


A woman fishes on the West Branch of the AuSable River in Wilmington, N.Y., after a snowfall on Sunday, April 22, 2012. A spring nor'easter along the East Coast on Sunday is expected to bring rain and heavy winds and even snow in some places as it strengthens into early Monday, a punctuation to a relatively dry stretch of weather for the Northeast. (AP Photo/Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Mike Lynch)

Firefighters battle an early morning blaze Tuesday May 1, 2012, that killed a veteran police captain, his wife and two teenage daughters when fire that swept through their home in Carmel, N.Y. Larchmont, N.Y. police identified the dead as Thomas Sullivan of the Larchmont police, his wife, Donna, and their two daughters. A son escaped from the burning Carmel home in Putnam County, about 60 miles north of New York City. (AP Photo/The Journal News, Frank Becerra Jr)

A 2-year-old male bear falls from a tree behind a house on Front Street in the Stockade after holding New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and city police officers at bay for nearly 4 hours in Schenectady, N.Y., Thursday, May 10, 2012. (AP Photo/The Daily Gazette, Peter R. Barber)

The Continental Arms Collectors Association's George Clark, of Oswego, plants the American Flag at Fort Ontario in Oswego, N.Y., during a Flag Day commemoration event Thursday, June 14, 2012. At left are Neal Smith, of Baldwinsville, Henry Pauly, of Winthrop, and Tim Crisafulli, of Fayetteville. (AP Photo/The Syracuse Newspapers, Michelle Gabel)

Pallbearers carry the remains of a member of the Dana family in to at St. Mary's Church, Tuesday, July 24, 2012 for their funeral service, in Brushton, N.Y. Janet P. Dana, Laurie A. Dana, Lauryn E. Dana, 11, and Caitlyn O. Dana, 14, died in a chain-reaction crash that killed six people on Route 11 in the town of Antwerp last Thursday. (AP Photo/Watertown Daily Times, Melanie Kimbler-Lago) Chris Thomas and his son Chris Thomas Jr. take to a snow tube and float along the flooded city streets of Batavia, N.Y., Tuesday evening July 31, 2012. Heavy rains created flash flooding in the city. (AP Photo/The Daily News-Batavia, Mark Gutman)
Hundreds attend a candlelight vigil in Hyde Park for 5-year-old Isabella Sarah Tennant on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Police charged 16-year-old John Freeman with murdering the girl.(The Niagara Gazette, Dan Cappellazzo) In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 photo, a small plane passes in front of a "blue moon" over the Westchester County airport in Armonk, N.Y. Blue moons are commonly defined as the presence of a full moon for a second time within a single month. This one took place on the day Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was laid to rest. (The Journal News, Frank Becerra Jr.)
In this Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 photo, Syracuse police subdue Fatima Darby, 24, at the corner of E. Beard and and Beard Place, in Syracuse, N.Y., after she threw a pot of flaming grease at firefighters responding to a fire in her apartment. (AP Photo/The Post-Standard, Dennis Nett) A motorist brakes to stop as a buck leaps across Mill Road in East Aurora, N.Y. on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Buffalo News, Robert Kirkham)




Members of the Harrison, N.Y. police department remove Jason Fosky from a patrol car to escort him into Harrison Town Court for an arraignment on burglary and home invasion charges, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 in Harrison, N.Y. Fosky is suspected of being one member of a three man crew who broke into and robbed area homes. (AP Photo/The Journal News, Frank Becerra Jr.) A ceremonial pink lighting illuminates Niagara Falls as part of awareness for the fight against breast cancer Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Harry Scull Jr.)

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News-December (two winners)


A Marine honor guard plays taps during ceremonies for Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Anthony Denier, at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012 in Saratoga, N.Y. Denier, 26, died Dec. 2 after he was hit by enemy fire while fighting in Afghanistan's Helmand province. (AP Photo/The Albany Times Union, John Carl D'Annibale) A house burns Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 in Webster, New York. A former convict set a house and car ablaze in his lakeside New York state neighborhood to lure firefighters then opened fire on them, killing two and engaging police in a shootout before killing himself while several homes burned. Authorities used an armored vehicle to evacuate the area. (AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Jamie Germano)
A Marine honor guard plays taps during ceremonies for Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Anthony Denier, at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012 in Saratoga, N.Y. Denier, 26, died Dec. 2 after he was hit by enemy fire while fighting in Afghanistan's Helmand province. (AP Photo/The Albany Times Union, John Carl D'Annibale) In this Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 photo, West Webster firefighter Vicki Polkowski, center, sheds tears, in Webster, N.Y., as the Fireman's Prayer is read aloud at a candlelight vigil held in honor of the firefighters that were injured and killed on Christmas Eve. (AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Annette Lein)

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