Photos: Mayor Rybak's busy 2012

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1 Surrounded by his family at the Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak announces that he will not seek relection Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 when his term ends in a year. 
2 At a news conference announcing that a new Vikings stadium site is yet to be determined, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, his brother Mark Wilf, Gov. Mark Dayton, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Rep. Morrie Lanning, left to right, listen as Sen. Julie Rosen addresses the media Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 at the State Capitol. 
3 Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, Sen. Julie Rosen and Minneapolis City Council President Barb Johnson address legislators during the Vikings stadium bill's first committee hearing at the Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, March 14, 2012. 
4 With Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan standing by, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak talks with Occupy Minneapolis activists during a public meeting at City Hall in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, April 10, 2012. 
5 Michael Cavlan of Minneapolis voices his opinions during a public meeting held by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak with Occupy Minneapolis activists at City Hall in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, April 10, 2012. 
6 With Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, left, Minneapolis Assistant Police Chief Janee Harteau met with media members in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, May 3, 2012. Harteau has been nominated to be the next chief of police after Dolan's retirement at the end of the year. 
7 Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation President Bill McCathy, State Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, and Harry Melander of the Minnesota State Building & Construction Trades Council, listened to Gov. Mark Dayton speak to a labor rally in Minneapolis on Sunday. He asked attendees to contact their legislators and express support for a new Vikings stadium. 
8 R.T. Rybak and Lester Bagley outside the Senate chambers in St. Paul, Minn. Thursday, May 10, 2012. The Senate was debating the Vikings stadium bill. 
9 Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak greets Vikings fans at the Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. Thursday, May 10, 2012. 
10 State Sen. Julie Rosen and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak embrace at the Capitol on Thursday, May 10, 2012, after the Senate voted to approve the compromise legislation that finances that construction of a new Vikings stadium to be built on the site of the Metrodome. 
11 Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak talks about how the city responded after a tornado struck north Minneapolis one year ago today, Tuesday, May 12, 2012 during an ATC live broadcast at UROC. 
12 Vikings fan Larry Spooner embraces Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak after the Vikings stadium was approved at City Hall in Minneapolis, Minn. Friday, May 25, 2012. 
13 Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak talks with Vikings fan Scott "Skolt" Asplund before the Vikings stadium vote at City Hall in Minneapolis, Minn. Friday, May 25, 2012. 
14 Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak joined Vice President Joe Biden on stage to speak to supporters Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 during a campaign rally at The Depot in Minneapolis, Minn. 
15 Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
16 Minneapolis Police Deputy Chief Kris Arneson, right, speaks to reporters during a news conference as Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, left, looks on, in Minneapolis, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. The shooter who opened fire inside a Minneapolis sign company was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday and was among "several" people killed in the incident, Arneson said. 
17 College students from throughout the state, alongside Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, gathered on Oct. 23, 2012, at the University of Minnesota to speak out against the proposed voter ID constitutional amendment. 
18 Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak crowd surfs after it was announced President Obama had won the election at the Minnesota DFL Election Night Party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul, MInn. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. 
19 Minneapolis' new police chief, Janee Harteau, right, watches the Minneapolis Police Color Guard approach to present the flag before she is sworn in Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 at City Hall. At left is Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak. 
20 Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak answers questions after announcing that he will not seek a fourth term Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at the Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis.