As 2012 winds down, BostInno has taken a look back at the breathtaking moments that defined what it meant to be a Bostonian during the past 12 months. From the Patriots’ Super Bowl loss to Hurricane Sandy, shark sightings on Cape Cod to Lady Gaga at Harvard, the Olympics to the Election, it’s been quite the incredible year for the city and people of Boston.

The last 12 months of our lives were met with joy, sadness, anger, and — perhaps most importantly — overwhelming resilience in the face of adversity. Before we move forward in welcoming 2013, let’s take a look back and celebrate 2012 with 50 of Boston’s best moments captured in awe-inspiring photos.

What was your favorite moment of 2012?