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Best viewed galleries of 2012: Floods, flames, St Piran's and Olympics

By Jo_Wood  |  Posted: December 27, 2012

  • Newlyn floods by Mike Newman

  • Ben Ainslie begins the torch relay through Cornwall

  • Falmouth Beach Hotel Fire buy Toby Weller

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2012 has been a year of fantastic, famous and infamous images in Cornwall - a year engulfed by flooding, flames and a Jubilee.

Taking a look back at the best viewed galleries of 2012, recent flooding has beaten every other event with astonishing images of cars stranded in streets flowing like rivers, gardens swimming in high tides and rising flood water and cliffs beaten by the onslaught of huge waves.

The Olympics of course features heavily as the Duchy welcomed the flame to Cornwall - streets heaving, flags waving.

Famous Cornwall events like St Piran's day and the Royal Cornwall Show were also amongst 2012's favourite photos.

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Gold medallist Helen Glover's homecoming parade to Penzance also made it into the top ten of best-viewed galleries of 2012.

News events such as Falmouth Beach Hotel fire and the tragic search for missing Oliver Doy in Newquay, who was later found dead.

Here's the definitive top ten best viewed galleries on www.ThisisCornwall.co.uk of 2012:

1) Cornwall storm and flooding

2) Olympic torch relay through Cornwall

3) Falmouth Beach Hotel fire

4) Cornwall celebrates St Piran's day

5) The search for missing Oliver Doy

6) Royal Cornwall Show

7) Diamond jubilee celebrations in Cornwall

8) Runway runaround at Newquay Airport

9) Remembrance Sunday parades in Cornwall 2012

10) Olympian Helen Glover's homecoming victory parade

-Jo is a digital journalist and editor based in Cornwall working as a Regional Digital Publisher, Devon and Cornwall, for Northcliffe Digital.

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