We've reached that time of year...it is time to look back at the year that was. Today, we're doing that in photos.
Some of them were taken by Patch staff, but a lot of them came from users like you. Because you posted photos in our Pics & Clips Gallery, we followed Pattonville High School's trip to Hawaii, Chaminade Soccer's road to the state finals, met Leap Year babies, and a city council member's cat.
Together with some of our shots, which captured some fun and memorable moments from the year, this is our collective look at 2012.
Take a look at what we've assembled here and get ready to share your photos in 2013.