The World in Photos This Year

Hurricanes in the Caribbean, a genocide in Myanmar, protests in the United States, and victories in Iraq and Syria. This is 2017 in photos.

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Emmanuel Macron acknowledges supporters after winning the French presidential election on May 7, at the Louvre in Paris.

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An internally displaced an Afghan man prays as he sits at a refugee camp in Kabul on Nov. 19.

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The funeral urn of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is transported up a ramp into a crematorium as officials watch during his funeral procession in Bangkok on Oct. 26.

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People gather around floral tributes to the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack ahead of a vigil by religious leaders in St. Ann’s Square on May 24, in Manchester, England.

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Refugees and migrants in a small rubber boat off Lampedusa, Italy, wait to be rescued by crew members from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station Phoenix vessel on June 10.

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Riot police officers detain a protester during an anti-corruption rally in central Moscow on March 26.

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Somalian soldiers arrive at the site of a truck bomb explosion in the center of Mogadishu on Oct. 14.

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A Pro-European Union protester holds United Kingdom and European flags in front of Westminster Palace in central London on Sept. 13, ahead of a rally against Brexit.

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A supporter of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party paints over the party logo at its headquarters in Phnom Penh on Nov. 18. The Supreme Court dissolved the party on Nov. 16.

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Zimbabwean members of parliament in Harare celebrate after former President Robert Mugabe’s resignation on Nov. 21.

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Recording artist Beyoncé performs onstage during the 59th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 12.

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Mourners pray next to coffins of victims of a blast at the Coptic Christian Saint Mark’s church in Alexandria, Egypt, on April 10.

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A Rohingya refugee is helped from a boat as she arrives on the Bangladesh side of the Naf River near Cox’s Bazar, after fleeing her village in Myanmar, on Oct. 1.

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Iraqi forces dance on Nov. 4 near the Syrian border after recapturing the town of Qaim from the Islamic State group jihadis a day earlier.

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A police officer walks past the wreckage of a Home Depot pickup truck, a day after it was used in an terrorist attack, in New York on Nov. 1.

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Opposition activists wave a Venezuelan flag during clashes with riot police during protests against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas on May 3.

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A Rohingya refugee cries as he climbs on a truck distributing aid from a local nongovernmental organization near the Balukhali refugee camp on Sept. 20, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

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A damaged train carriage at Technological Institute metro station in St. Petersburg on April 3 after a terrorist attack.

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A Qatari child holds a flag bearing a portrait of the country’s emir as people gathered in the streets of Doha to welcome him back from his first trip abroad during the ongoing Gulf diplomatic crisis on Sept. 24.

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Then-U.S. President Barack Obama gives his farewell speech at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, on Jan. 10.

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A woman cries as she looks at her house in Raqqa, Syria, on Oct. 20, after a Kurdish-led force expelled the Islamic State group from the northern Syrian city.

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, U.S. President Donald Trump, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong pose for a photo during the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila on Nov. 13.

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A man rides his bicycle through a damaged road in Toa Alta, west of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 24. Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, causing catastrophic damage.

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Children swim in floodwaters in Malaysia’s northeastern town of Rantau Panjang, which borders Thailand, on Jan. 5. Annual flooding forced thousands of residents to evacuate.

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A man wearing a mask visits the Forbidden City in Beijing on Dec. 21.

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Indian police officials arrest a Kashmiri youth during clashes near the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, India on May 19.

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People enjoy the beach as a forest fire burns nearby in La Croix-Valmer, near Saint-Tropez, France, on July 25.

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People hold “Esteladas” (Catalan pro-independence flags) during a protest at the entrance of Catalonia’s regional government economy headquarters in Barcelona on Sept. 20.

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Firefighters monitor a section of the Thomas Fire along the 101 freeway on Dec. 7, north of Ventura, California.

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A Libyan coast guardsman stands on a boat carrying 147 immigrants illegally attempting to reach Europe near the coastal Libyan town of Zawiyah, 27 miles west of the capital, Tripoli, on June 27.

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An Iraqi federal policeman uses a helmet on a stick to draw fire from an Islamic State sniper during the battle to recapture west Mosul, Iraq, on April 13.

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An aerial photo shows smoke billowing from the Bauru Penitentiary Progression Center, 205 miles from Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Jan. 24, after 62 inmates escaped from the semi-open detention facility and set fire to a pavilion.

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Fire engulfs the 24-story Grenfell Tower on Latimer Road in West London in the early hours of June 14, in London.

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Activists supporting Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia and former governor of the Odessa region of Ukraine, march through Kiev on Dec. 10 to protest his arrest and support the impeachment of current Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

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A man walks on a street covered in debris near the town of Marigot on Sep. 8 after Hurricane Irma hurricane passed over the French island of St. Martin.

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People scramble for shelter at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after a gunman opened fire from a nearby hotel on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas.

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A man is pulled out of a destroyed building following a massive earthquake in Mexico City on Sept. 19.

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Protesters at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Capitol in the background, on Jan. 21.

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People carry signs at a #MeToo rally outside of the Trump International Hotel in New York City on Dec. 9.

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Pope Francis poses with U.S. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump at the end of a private audience at the Vatican on May 24.

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Cassini science team members hug at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, on Sep. 15 after they lost signal from the Cassini spacecraft, indicating that it had been destroyed in Saturn’s atmosphere and marking the end of its 20-year mission.

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Mark Peters of Denmark celebrates after defeating the United Kingdom in the wheelchair rugby final match during the 2017 Invictus Games at the Mattamy Athletics Centre in Toronto on Sept. 28.

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U.S. President Donald Trump takes the oath of office in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20 as his wife, Melania Trump, holds a bible and his son Barron Trump looks on.

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People watch news footage at a railway station in Seoul showing a North Korean missile launch on Aug. 29.

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A woman poses for a photo near paintings depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin at the “SuperPutin” exhibition at the Ultra Modern Art Museum in Moscow on Dec. 12.

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Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces at the Huwwara checkpoint, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, following a demonstration against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Dec. 8.

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A Yemeni child with cholera is checked by a doctor at a makeshift hospital operated by Doctors Without Borders in the northern district of Abs in Yemen’s Hajjah province, on July 16.

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Myanmar DJs Mickey and Lu Lu play a concert on Dec. 10 in Yangon.

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A composite image of the total solar eclipse seen from the Lowell Observatory Solar Eclipse Experience Aug. 21, in Madras, Oregon.

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