Fantastic book containing the best of the best photographs from around the world in 2012. Afghanistan, post tsunami Japan, Mexican lucha libre, Arab spring photos, Mexican drug cartel casualties, Ukrainian sex workers, AIDS patients, etc. The photos contained in this book express the raw emotion that only the camera can capture. Fantastically candid, to the point of being somewhat disturbing. How the photogs got some of these photos boggles the imagination. Putting themselves in harm's way would be a major understatement. To experience these situations from the safety of one's living room is in itself almost unimaginable. Great book to spend a few hours with. Thought provoking and almost mesmerizing. Well worth your time.