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Bloomberg Photos Best Of The Year 2012

Jason Alden's photo of 30 St. Mary Axe, the "Gherkin" building in London, a symbol of London finance. The shot was taken as British banks were being probed about the LIBOR scandal.

Jason Alden’s photo of 30 St. Mary Axe, the “Gherkin” building in London, a symbol of London finance. The shot was taken as British banks were being probed about the LIBOR scandal.

The Swiss Re Insurance building, also known as “the Gherkin”, foreground, and the towers of the Canary Wharf business district are seen against the city skyline in London, U.K. on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Banks being probed for attempting to rig benchmark interest rates could face $6 billion of related litigation costs, analysts at Morgan Stanley estimated. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg