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    Posted December 3, 2012 by
    Newport, Rhode Island
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    What was your best moment of 2012?

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    The Tall Ships


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     MarieSager captured these images at the annual Tall Ship Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, this past summer.

    Historic vessels arrived from all over the world to take part in the three day festival, including the HMS Bounty which would sink after failing to escape the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy in early November.

    "I was born in Providence. Rhode Island and Newport and it['s] ships have always held my interest," she says, "[but] this was the first time that I had the opportunity to explore them and talk to the crew."

    "Each ship [had] a story of its own to tell. This was a highlight of 2012 for me."
    - eoghan, CNN iReport producer

    ASSIGNMENT: 2012  is rapidly coming to a close and many of us will be looking back at  some of the memorable, most extraordinary moments of our lives in the  past 12 months.


    We want to hear from you: What was your best, most important moment in 2012?


    Was it a new job? A new addition to the family? A trip that changed your life? If you had to choose one photo to represent that key moment, what would  it be? Share it here, along with some text explaining why you chose  that moment above all others.

    Send us your top 2012 moment, and you could be part of CNN’s New Year’s coverage!

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    Newport, Rhode Island: On July 9th, the Tall Ships gathered in Narragansett Bay to begin the Tall Ships Parade of Sail. Each ship with a story of its own to tell.  This was a highlight of 2012 for me.  :)















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