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NASA handout photo of U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong smiling in the lunar module after his historic moonwalk

U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong smiles in the lunar module after his historic moonwalk are pictured in this NASA handout photo. Armstrong, has died at the age of 82, U.S. media reported on August 25, 2012. Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said on August 25, 2012. REUTERS/NASA/Handout (UNITED STATES SCI TECH ANNIVERSARY - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY PROFILE OBITUARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Year in Review 2012: Fond farewells

1 January 1970

The past 12 months saw the passing of some truly respected and much-loved world figures and celebrities. Yahoo! takes a look back at some of those we said goodbye to in 2012.

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