The editorial staff of Time magazine has selected its top ten photographs of 2012. And while many of them are heart wrenching and troubling, they are also unquestionably important. These emotional photos include a child mourning his father in Syria, a Gaza morgue and the New Jersey coast after Hurricane Sandy. But they also include uplifting and entertaining photographs as well. All in all it’s a collection of news photographs worth a look as the events depicted begin their transition from current events to documents of history.