From wildfires in the West, droughts in the Midwest and storms in the East, 2012 will go down as a memorable year for most Americans. Here are some images of weather both in the United States and abroad.
March of the twisters St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ridgway, Ill., is left in ruins after a severe storm hit in the early morning hours of Feb. 29. Several deaths have been reported in Harrisburg and left the city's medical center scrambling to treat an influx of injured, the hospital's top administrator said. Paul Newton/The Southern Illinoisan via AP Buy Photo