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Kate Middleton Photo Scandal

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was forced into legal action when a French magazine published photos of her sunbathing on holiday. (Chris Radburn/AP Photo)

Year in Review 2012: Scandalous Behavior

Controversy rocked some of the world's largest institutions—from the

military and the NFL to the Secret Service and the BBC. Some seemingly

untouchable pillars of their profession were tarnished by the scandals

of 2012.