Bloomberg's Best Photos 2012: The Global Landscape

By Bloomberg Photos - 2012-12-17T19:40:07Z

Photograph by Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

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Dampier, Australia

The year 2012 challenged Bloomberg photographers with a variety of global economic stories, from Japan Airlines' trading debut to Swiss banks losing employees, from Brazil's Petrobras reporting its first quarterly loss in 13 years to the grand opening of the 675,000-square-foot Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York. To tell these stories accurately in pictures more often than not required a bird's-eye view.

Left, roads intersect at a Rio Tinto Group salt operation in this aerial photograph taken over Dampier, Western Australia, on Aug. 20, 2012. Rio Tinto is the third-biggest mining company.