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50 amazing photos taken in 2017

A protester holds a national flag as a bank branch, housed in the magistracy of the Supreme Court of Justice, burns during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela June 12, 2017.
A protester holds a national flag as a bank branch, housed in the magistracy of the Supreme Court of Justice, burns during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, June 12, 2017.Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

This year, 600 award-winning Reuters photojournalists worked across the world to document both major historic moments and the human stories that might otherwise have gone unnoticed.

The team won the Pulitzer Prize in the Breaking News Photography category in 2016, and in 2017, their efforts have only continued.

Ahead, take a look at 50 of the most amazing photos captured by Reuters in 2017.

Editor's note: Many of the images in this slideshow depict graphic violence and injury, and many are upsetting. All captions are by Reuters. 

School children attend a yoga session at a camp in Ahmedabad, India, on January 5, 2017.

School children attend a yoga session at a camp in Ahmedabad, India, on January 5, 2017.
Amit Dave/Reuters

Kashmiri Muslims raise their arms upon seeing a relic of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani, a Sufi saint, being displayed at his shrine on the occasion of his death anniversary, on a cold winter morning in Srinagar, on January 10, 2017.

Kashmiri Muslims raise their arms upon seeing a relic of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani, a Sufi saint, being displayed at his shrine on the occasion of his death anniversary, on a cold winter morning in Srinagar, on January 10, 2017.
Danish Ismail /Reuters

A commuter jumps between trains upon arrival at a station, to attend Akheri Munajat, the final supplication during Biswa Ijtema in Tongi, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on January 15, 2017.

A commuter jumps between trains upon arrival at a station, to attend Akheri Munajat, the final supplication during Biswa Ijtema in Tongi, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on January 15, 2017.
Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters

A man rides a horse through flames during the annual "Luminarias" celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares, northwest of Madrid, Spain, on January 16, 2017.

A man rides a horse through flames during the annual
Paul Hanna/Reuters

Natan Cabral, 5, stands on the cracked ground of the Boqueirao reservoir in the Metropolitan Region of Campina Grande, Paraiba state, Brazil, on February 13, 2017.

Natan Cabral, 5, stands on the cracked ground of the Boqueirao reservoir in the Metropolitan Region of Campina Grande, Paraiba state, Brazil, on February 13, 2017.
Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

A boy who just fled a village controlled by Islamic State fighters cries as he sits with his family inside a bus before heading to the camp at Hammam Ali, south of Mosul, Iraq, on February 22, 2017.

A boy who just fled a village controlled by Islamic State fighters cries as he sits with his family inside a bus before heading to the camp at Hammam Ali, south of Mosul, Iraq, on February 22, 2017.
Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

A girl walks amidst a dust storm on the banks of the Ganges river in Allahabad, India, on February 24, 2017.

A girl walks amidst a dust storm on the banks of the Ganges river in Allahabad, India, on February 24, 2017.
Jitendra Prakash/Reuters

A pro-settlement activist climbs onto a rooftop of a house to resist evacuation of some houses in the settlement of Ofra in the occupied West Bank, during an operation by Israeli forces to evict the houses, on February 28, 2017.

A pro-settlement activist climbs onto a rooftop of a house to resist evacuation of some houses in the settlement of Ofra in the occupied West Bank, during an operation by Israeli forces to evict the houses, on February 28, 2017.
Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Damaged seats are pictured amidst rubble of buildings in the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, Syria on February 28, 2017.

Damaged seats are pictured amidst rubble of buildings in the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, Syria on February 28, 2017.
Khalil Ashawi /Reuters

A boy injured in a mortar attack walks toward an ambulance after being treated by medics in a field clinic as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq, on March 2, 2017.

A boy injured in a mortar attack walks toward an ambulance after being treated by medics in a field clinic as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq, on March 2, 2017.
Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

A displaced Iraqi with his son prepares to get on a truck to be carried to a safe place, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq, on March 8, 2017.

A displaced Iraqi with his son prepares to get on a truck to be carried to a safe place, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq, on March 8, 2017.
Suhaib Salem/Reuters

A girl reacts as colored water is thrown on her while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colors, in Mumbai, India, on March 13, 2017.

A girl reacts as colored water is thrown on her while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colors, in Mumbai, India, on March 13, 2017.
Shailesh Andrade/Reuters

Two young girls walk through a massive spring wildflower bloom caused by a wet winter in Lake Elsinore, California, on March 14, 2017.

Two young girls walk through a massive spring wildflower bloom caused by a wet winter in Lake Elsinore, California, on March 14, 2017.
Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Hindu priests sit inside a cave as they perform evening prayers on the banks of the river Ganges in Devprayag, India, on March 28, 2017.

Hindu priests sit inside a cave as they perform evening prayers on the banks of the river Ganges in Devprayag, India, on March 28, 2017.
Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Spanish rescuer Daniel Calvelo carries a four-day-old baby girl into a RHIB, during a search and rescue operation by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, in central Mediterranean Sea, some 22 nautical miles north of the Libyan town of Sabratha, on April 1, 2017.

Spanish rescuer Daniel Calvelo carries a four-day-old baby girl into a RHIB, during a search and rescue operation by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, in central Mediterranean Sea, some 22 nautical miles north of the Libyan town of Sabratha, on April 1, 2017.
Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Two teens demonstrate their Parkour skills amid damaged buildings in the rebel-held city of Inkhil, west of Deraa, Syria, on April 7, 2017.

Two teens demonstrate their Parkour skills amid damaged buildings in the rebel-held city of Inkhil, west of Deraa, Syria, on April 7, 2017.
Alaa Faqir/Reuters

An altar of a damaged church is seen in the town of Qaraqosh, south of Mosul, Iraq, on April 11, 2017.

An altar of a damaged church is seen in the town of Qaraqosh, south of Mosul, Iraq, on April 11, 2017.
Marko Djurica/Reuters

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas grenade while clashing with riot police during the so-called "mother of all marches" against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 19, 2017.

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas grenade while clashing with riot police during the so-called
Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

A man driving a vintage car reacts as he passes by crabs crossing a highway on their way to spawn in the sea in Playa Giron, Cuba, on April 21, 2017.

A man driving a vintage car reacts as he passes by crabs crossing a highway on their way to spawn in the sea in Playa Giron, Cuba, on April 21, 2017.
Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

An Indonesian man is publicly caned for having gay sex, in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia, on May 23, 2017.

An Indonesian man is publicly caned for having gay sex, in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia, on May 23, 2017.
Beawiharta/Reuters

Scarlet ibis fly near the banks of a mangrove swamp located at the mouth of the Calcoene River on the coast of Amapa state, northern Brazil, on April 6, 2017.

Scarlet ibis fly near the banks of a mangrove swamp located at the mouth of the Calcoene River on the coast of Amapa state, northern Brazil, on April 6, 2017.
Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Workers clean the floor next to empty shelves and refrigerators in a supermarket after it was looted in San Cristobal, Venezuela, on May 17, 2017.

Workers clean the floor next to empty shelves and refrigerators in a supermarket after it was looted in San Cristobal, Venezuela, on May 17, 2017.
Carlos Eduardo Ramirez/Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders react to a wall of computer screens coming online as they tour the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 21, 2017.

U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders react to a wall of computer screens coming online as they tour the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 21, 2017.
Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Imam Hatip religious school students wave national flags as they wait for arrival of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during a graduation ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 26, 2017.

Imam Hatip religious school students wave national flags as they wait for arrival of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during a graduation ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 26, 2017.
Murad Sezer/Reuters

A man carries his daughter on his back after fleeing their home due to fighting between the Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in Mosul's al-Zanjili's district in Iraq on June 7, 2017.

A man carries his daughter on his back after fleeing their home due to fighting between the Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in Mosul's al-Zanjili's district in Iraq on June 7, 2017.
Erik De Castro/Reuters

A protester holds a national flag as a bank branch, housed in the magistracy of the Supreme Court of Justice, burns during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 12, 2017.

A protester holds a national flag as a bank branch, housed in the magistracy of the Supreme Court of Justice, burns during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 12, 2017.
Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

People gather for Iftar (breaking fast), organized by Adaleh Foundation, amidst damaged buildings during the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel-held besieged Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, on June 18, 2017.

People gather for Iftar (breaking fast), organized by Adaleh Foundation, amidst damaged buildings during the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel-held besieged Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, on June 18, 2017.
Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

A firefighter watches a forest fire near the village of Fato, central Portugal, on June 18, 2017.

A firefighter watches a forest fire near the village of Fato, central Portugal, on June 18, 2017.
Rafael Marchante/Reuters

A gymnast performs on a trampoline at the Petit Palais in Paris, France, on June 23, 2017, as Paris transforms into a giant Olympic park to celebrate International Olympic Days with a variety of sporting events for the public across the city.

A gymnast performs on a trampoline at the Petit Palais in Paris, France, on June 23, 2017, as Paris transforms into a giant Olympic park to celebrate International Olympic Days with a variety of sporting events for the public across the city.
Jean Paul Pelissier/Reuters

A woman rides a horse as the pack of riders from the 104th Tour de France cycling race passes, on July 6, 2017.

A woman rides a horse as the pack of riders from the 104th Tour de France cycling race passes, on July 6, 2017.
Christian Hartmann/Reuters

A full moon rises over the Temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the seas, in Cape Sounion, east of Athens, Greece, on July 8, 2017.

A full moon rises over the Temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the seas, in Cape Sounion, east of Athens, Greece, on July 8, 2017.
Costas Baltas /Reuters

People dressed as Santa Claus take a canal tour of Copenhagen as they take part in the World Santa Claus Congress, an annual event held every summer at the amusement park Dyrehavsbakken, in Copenhagen, Denmark, on July 24, 2017.

People dressed as Santa Claus take a canal tour of Copenhagen as they take part in the World Santa Claus Congress, an annual event held every summer at the amusement park Dyrehavsbakken, in Copenhagen, Denmark, on July 24, 2017.
Scanpix Denmark/Reuters

Tourists stand on the beach and watch as smoke fills the sky above a burning hillside in Bormes-les-Mimosas, in the Var department, France, on July 26, 2017.

Tourists stand on the beach and watch as smoke fills the sky above a burning hillside in Bormes-les-Mimosas, in the Var department, France, on July 26, 2017.
Jean Paul Pelissier /Reuters

Residents use boats to evacuate flood waters from Hurricane Harvey along Tidwell Road east Houston, Texas, on August 28, 2017.

Residents use boats to evacuate flood waters from Hurricane Harvey along Tidwell Road east Houston, Texas, on August 28, 2017.
Adrees Latif/Reuters

A supporter of opposition leader Raila Odinga gestures with a machete in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, on August 11, 2017.

A supporter of opposition leader Raila Odinga gestures with a machete in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, on August 11, 2017.
Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

A composite image of 21 separate photographs taken with a single fixed camera shows the solar eclipse as it creates the effect of a diamond ring at totality as seen from Clingmans Dome, which at 6,643 feet is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, on August 21, 2017.

A composite image of 21 separate photographs taken with a single fixed camera shows the solar eclipse as it creates the effect of a diamond ring at totality as seen from Clingmans Dome, which at 6,643 feet is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, on August 21, 2017.
Jonathan Ernst /Reuters

Pigs are herded off a platform into water by breeders during a daily exercise at a pig farm in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China, on August 14, 2017.

Pigs are herded off a platform into water by breeders during a daily exercise at a pig farm in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China, on August 14, 2017.
China Stringer Network/Reuters

Eagle Creek wildfire burns as golfers play at the Beacon Rock Golf Course in North Bonneville, Washington, on September 4, 2017.

Eagle Creek wildfire burns as golfers play at the Beacon Rock Golf Course in North Bonneville, Washington, on September 4, 2017.
Kirsti McCluer/Reuters

Ammar Hammasho, from Syria, who lives in Cyprus, kisses his children who arrived at the refugee camp in Kokkinotrimithia outside Nicosia, Cyprus, on September 10, 2017.

Ammar Hammasho, from Syria, who lives in Cyprus, kisses his children who arrived at the refugee camp in Kokkinotrimithia outside Nicosia, Cyprus, on September 10, 2017.
Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

Members of the cavalry rehearse at the beach of Scheveningen on the eve of a parade in The Hague, before the king delivers his speech from the throne to outline the main features of the government's policy for the coming parliamentary session, in Scheveningen, Netherlands, on September 18, 2017.

Members of the cavalry rehearse at the beach of Scheveningen on the eve of a parade in The Hague, before the king delivers his speech from the throne to outline the main features of the government's policy for the coming parliamentary session, in Scheveningen, Netherlands, on September 18, 2017.
United Photos/Reuters

Justina Escamilla, 88, poses for a photo as she holds her wedding dress inside her destroyed house after an earthquake in San Juan Pilcaya, at the epicenter zone, Mexico, on September 25, 2017.

Justina Escamilla, 88, poses for a photo as she holds her wedding dress inside her destroyed house after an earthquake in San Juan Pilcaya, at the epicenter zone, Mexico, on September 25, 2017.
Edgard Garrido/Reuters

Residents and cars make their way around and under obstacles blocking a main road nearly a week after Hurricane Maria raked the island, in Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, on September 26, 2017.

Residents and cars make their way around and under obstacles blocking a main road nearly a week after Hurricane Maria raked the island, in Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, on September 26, 2017.
Jonathan Drake/Reuters

An aerial view of properties destroyed by the Tubbs Fire is seen in Santa Rosa, California, on October 11, 2017.

An aerial view of properties destroyed by the Tubbs Fire is seen in Santa Rosa, California, on October 11, 2017.
Stephen Lam/Reuters

Wildfires burn along the Twelve Apostles area of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, on October 13, 2017.

Wildfires burn along the Twelve Apostles area of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, on October 13, 2017.
Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Roberto Morales Santos, 70, looks out after posing for a portrait in his home, damaged by Hurricane Maria, in the municipality of Barranquitas outside San Juan, Puerto Rico, on October 11, 2017.

Roberto Morales Santos, 70, looks out after posing for a portrait in his home, damaged by Hurricane Maria, in the municipality of Barranquitas outside San Juan, Puerto Rico, on October 11, 2017.
Shannon Stapleton /Reuters

Myeshia Johnson, wife of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was among four special forces soldiers killed in Niger, kisses his coffin at a graveside service in Hollywood, Florida, on October 21, 2017.

Myeshia Johnson, wife of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was among four special forces soldiers killed in Niger, kisses his coffin at a graveside service in Hollywood, Florida, on October 21, 2017.
Joe Skipper/Reuters

The group Colla els Capgrossos de Mataro form a human tower called "Castell" during the All Saints Day in Vilafranca del Penedes town, near Barcelona, Spain, on November 1, 2017.

The group Colla els Capgrossos de Mataro form a human tower called
Juan Medina/Reuters

A migrant arrives at a naval base after he was rescued by Libyan coastal guards in Tripoli, Libya, on November 6, 2017.

A migrant arrives at a naval base after he was rescued by Libyan coastal guards in Tripoli, Libya, on November 6, 2017.
Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

A Rohingya refugee boy gets a haircut at Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on November 15, 2017.

A Rohingya refugee boy gets a haircut at Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on November 15, 2017.
Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
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