Best sports photos of 2012

Associated Press
July 22 People visit the Joe Paterno statue early Sunday July 22, 2012. in State College, Pa. The famed statue of Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium Sunday morning, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant. (AP Photo/John Beale)

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