Heartbreak and Heroes
Following a violent gunman’s attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School the morning of Dec. 14, families of the 20 children and 6 adults killed share their heartbreak while frightened young children (pictured outside the school) struggle to heal.
20 Tops of 2012 Fans’ fave shows, songs and more
22 Trends of 2012 Nail art, neon sunglasses and the rest of this year’s fads
26 Memes of 2012 Angelina’s leg and other memorable images
60 Best Dresses Stylish stars, unforgettable gowns
62 Presidential Interview President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama share plans—personal and political—for his next term
72 Intriguers From reality stars to royals: the 25 most intriguing people
104 Feuds Celebs who just couldn’t play nice
106 Weddings A look at the stars who said “I do”
114 Babies Little ones who made a grand entrance
116 Splits 2012 spelled the end for some seemingly solid celeb couples
119 Pictures of the Year A few of the most gripping images of 2012
132 Tributes A farewell to Whitney Houston and others who passed away
142 Honoring the Fallen People pays tribute to Americans who died this year serving in Afghanistan
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
EDITOR’S LETTER 8
SECOND LOOK 14
PEOPLE PINBOARD 16
IN THE NEXT People
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On the Cover
IN MINUTES, 26 LIVES WERE TAKEN INSIDE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Column one, top to bottom: Jessica Rekos, 6; Grace McDonnell, 7; Mary Sherlach, 56; Madeleine Hsu, 6; Charlotte Bacon, 6; James Mattioli, 6. Column two, top to bottom: Catherine Hubbard, 6; Dawn Hochsprung, 47; Jack Pinto, 6; Olivia Engel, 6. Column three, top to bottom: Chase Kowalski, 7; Jesse Lewis, 6 (on the subscriber cover, Lewis’s photo is located on top of the fifth column); Anne Marie Murphy, 52; Caroline Previdi, 6. Column four, top to bottom: Noah Pozner, 6; Ana Marquez-Greene, 6; Emilie Parker, 6; Victoria Soto, 27; Allison Wyatt, 6. Column five, top to bottom: Benjamin Wheeler, 6; Lauren Rousseau, 30; Avielle Richman, 6; Dylan Hockley, 6; Rachel D’Avino, 29; Daniel Barden, 7; Josephine Gay, 7.
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