Superstorm Sandy and the D.C. sniper. The Route 29 Batman and a guide to eating like the Obamas. These were the most-read Washington Post stories about the D.C. region and its people in 2012.
Take a look back at the stories and photo galleries that got Washington’s attention over the 12 months.
THE TOP 5 LOCAL STORIES
1. Who is the Route 29 Batman?
When “Batman” was pulled over in March by police on Route 29 in Silver Spring, his true identity was revealed: Leonard Robinson of Owings Mills. (Photos |
2. Turning the tables on anti-abortion protest
(Ricky Carioti - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Todd Stave, the landlord of a clinic in Germantown that provides abortions, founded the group Vote for Choice to turn the tables on the anti-abortion protesters harassing his family.
3. Hurricane Sandy: Lives updates
Hurricane Sandy — a.k.a “Frankenstorm” and “Superstorm Sandy” — hit the Eastern Seaboard in October, devastating parts of New York and New Jersey.
4. For CIA family, the aftermath of a deadly suicide bombing
Jennifer Matthews, at home with her children in London in 2005.
Jennifer Matthews was on assignment in Afghanistan in 2009 when a suicide bomber killed her and six other CIA operatives. This year, family members broke their silence on how her death affected them. (Photos)
5. D.C. sniper, 10 years later
A decade after the Washington area was paralyzed by a shooting spree that left 10 dead and three wounded, Lee Boyd Malvo admitted to the Post: “I was a monster.” (Video
THE TOP 5 LOCAL GALLERIES
1. Distinguished homes of the D.C. area
2. Peeps Show 2012
3. 40 dishes every Washingtonian must try
4. Your Washington Valentines
Your Washington Valentines: Readers submitted their D.C.-themed one-liners, which included “I love you from the Foggy Bottom of my heart” and “I’ll sponsor yours, if you sponsor mine.”
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5. Eat like the Obamas