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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Top D.C. region stories of 2012

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.


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 Video)

2. Turning the tables on anti-abortion protest

Todd Stave. (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. (FAMILY PHOTO)

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 | Graphic | Archives)


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.” ( Background image provided by Igor Kovalchuk/ )

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5. Eat like the Obamas

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