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Best photos of the year

50 stunning moments captured by the award-winning Reuters photography team 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.

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
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.

Paul Hanna/Reuters
Zohra Bensemra/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.

Ronen Zvulun/Reuters
Zohra Bensemra/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.

Yannis Behrakis/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.

Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
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.

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.

Bassam Khabieh/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.

Jean Paul Pelissier/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.

Scanpix Denmark/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.

Jonathan Ernst /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.

United Photos/Reuters
Edgard Garrido/Reuters
Jonathan Drake/Reuters
Shannon Stapleton /Reuters
Joe Skipper/Reuters

SEE ALSO: Here's what goes on behind the scenes of the famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which reportedly costs millions to produce each year

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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.
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