As we point out (as if we needed to) in our Year in Review issue on stands now, 2012 was a weird, wild year for Colorado. And we would know: We've covered it online and in 52 print issues throughout the past twelve months. Choosing the images to embody the news on our front cover is often as tough as reporting it, so we asked Westword art director Jay Vollmar to select his twenty favorite images to grace our cover stories this year. Keep reading to see them all.
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