When everything seems to be going wrong, it's time to look back at the good that's happened throughout the year. Take a look at some of the world's most inspiring moments of 2012.
And the police officers who made blind 13-year-old Gage Hancock-Stevens' dream of being a cop come true.
Life savers. When John Unger had suicidal thoughts after a breakup, it was his dog Shoep who brought him back from the brink. This photograph shows Unger cradling his friend in lake Superior to soothe the dog's arthritis.