Auto show press conferences sometimes resemble mosh pits, but savvy photographers know how to get the best angles while protecting vulnerable body parts.

Photographer Joe Nuxoll got most of these shots from the event where Toyota launched its 2012 Prius V multi-purpose vehicle (or, for those of us who are more old-school, station wagon).

The 2012 Toyota Prius V is the first of a family of Prius vehicles that will include the standard 2011 Prius five-door hatchback, the Prius Plug-In Hybrid that will appear in dealerships in the first half of 2012, a new smaller compact "Prius C" hatchback.

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