Readers submitted some spectacular photos to our Best of 2012 contest, and though there are only 11 winners, we wanted to spotlight some of our other favorites as well. Here's a collection of people pictures that has us ready to grab our cameras and hop the next flight to everywhere.
Reader maxxmaxx1 describes the cover photo (above) as:
"'Pure happiness.' This lovely lady gave me this moment and shared her soul with my camera. This was during the Hindu holiday Dasain. Shot near the Trisuli River, Nepal."