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25 Top Pictures of the Year 2017

India | Reuters | January 1, 2018, 8:35 am
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 A man takes a photograph of his friend as thick smoke rises from a fire, which broke out at oil wells set ablaze by Islamic State militants before they fled the oil-producing region of Qayyara, Iraq. (Image: Reuters)

A man takes a photograph of his friend as thick smoke rises from a fire, which broke out at oil wells set ablaze by Islamic State militants before they fled the oil-producing region of Qayyara, Iraq. (Image: Reuters)

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 U.S. President Barack Obama wipes away tears as he delivers his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

U.S. President Barack Obama wipes away tears as he delivers his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 Beyonce performs at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

Beyonce performs at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 An Iraqi Special Forces soldier moves through a hole as he searches for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. (Image: Reuters)

An Iraqi Special Forces soldier moves through a hole as he searches for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq. (Image: Reuters)

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 Men carrying a shrine jump over a bon fire, which means a wish for good luck during a traditional Chinese lunar new year celebration in Jieyang, Guangdong province, China. (Image: Reuters)

Men carrying a shrine jump over a bon fire, which means a wish for good luck during a traditional Chinese lunar new year celebration in Jieyang, Guangdong province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Ammar Hammasho from Syria who lives in Cyprus kisses his children who arrived at the refugee camp in Kokkinotrimithia outside Nicosia, Cyprus. (Image: Reuters)

Ammar Hammasho from Syria who lives in Cyprus kisses his children who arrived at the refugee camp in Kokkinotrimithia outside Nicosia, Cyprus. (Image: Reuters)

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 Displaced Iraqi women who just fled their home,rest in the desert as they wait to be transported while Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq. (Image: Reuters)

Displaced Iraqi women who just fled their home,rest in the desert as they wait to be transported while Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq. (Image: Reuters)

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 A Hindu holy man, or sadhu, smeared with ashes is pictured as he sits at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple during the Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)

A Hindu holy man, or sadhu, smeared with ashes is pictured as he sits at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple during the Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)

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 A dog and wild boar fight during a contest, known locally as 'adu bagong' (boar fighting), in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. (Image: Reuters)

A dog and wild boar fight during a contest, known locally as 'adu bagong' (boar fighting), in Cikawao village of Majalaya, West Java province, Indonesia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Former president George W. Bush keeps covered in the rain as he sits with his wife Laura at the inauguration ceremonies swearing in Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

Former president George W. Bush keeps covered in the rain as he sits with his wife Laura at the inauguration ceremonies swearing in Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders descend from a slope while holding lit torches and flashlights in the Siberian town of Zheleznogorsk, northeast of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders descend from a slope while holding lit torches and flashlights in the Siberian town of Zheleznogorsk, northeast of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A woman poses for a photograph during Holi celebrations in the town of Barsana in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Reuters)

A woman poses for a photograph during Holi celebrations in the town of Barsana in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Reuters)

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 People take pictures of a burning ship as the government destroyed foreign boats that had been caught illegally fishing in Indonesia waters, at Morela village in Ambon island. (Image: Reuters)

People take pictures of a burning ship as the government destroyed foreign boats that had been caught illegally fishing in Indonesia waters, at Morela village in Ambon island. (Image: Reuters)

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 Light from a mobile phone illuminates a Saudi woman's face during Iraqi singer Majid Al Muhandis' live performance as part of Spring of Culture 2017 in Manama, Bahrain. (Image: Reuters)

Light from a mobile phone illuminates a Saudi woman's face during Iraqi singer Majid Al Muhandis' live performance as part of Spring of Culture 2017 in Manama, Bahrain. (Image: Reuters)

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 Donald Trump Jr.jokes around and motions with a large pair of scissors toward the throat of his wife Vanessa Trump while Too Kim Tiah the CEO of TA Global, the owner and developer of Trump International Hotel and Tower Vancouver, looks on during the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Image: Reuters)

Donald Trump Jr.jokes around and motions with a large pair of scissors toward the throat of his wife Vanessa Trump while Too Kim Tiah the CEO of TA Global, the owner and developer of Trump International Hotel and Tower Vancouver, looks on during the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Image: Reuters)

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 Photographers take pictures as the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft carrying the crew of Jack Fischer of the U.S. and Fyodor Yurchikhin of Russia blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (Image: Reuters)

Photographers take pictures as the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft carrying the crew of Jack Fischer of the U.S. and Fyodor Yurchikhin of Russia blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (Image: Reuters)

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 A member of the Iraqi Federal Police walks next to a destroyed house after their clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul, Iraq. (Image: Reuters)

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police walks next to a destroyed house after their clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul, Iraq. (Image: Reuters)

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 Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the sacred thread festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)

Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the sacred thread festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)

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 The first wave of runners make their way across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge during the start of the New York City Marathon in New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

The first wave of runners make their way across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge during the start of the New York City Marathon in New York, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 Riot security forces clash with demonstrators as a motorcycle is set on fire during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, Venezuela. (Image: Reuters)

Riot security forces clash with demonstrators as a motorcycle is set on fire during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, Venezuela. (Image: Reuters)

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 Vice President Mike Pence laughs as U.S. President Donald Trump holds a baseball bat as they attend a Made in America product showcase event at the White House in Washington, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

Vice President Mike Pence laughs as U.S. President Donald Trump holds a baseball bat as they attend a Made in America product showcase event at the White House in Washington, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 A passenger plane, with a full Harvest moon seen behind, makes its final landing approach towards Heathrow Airport in London, Britain. (Image: Reuters)

A passenger plane, with a full Harvest moon seen behind, makes its final landing approach towards Heathrow Airport in London, Britain. (Image: Reuters)

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 Debris and smoke are seen after an OV-10 Bronco aircraft released a bomb, during an airstrike, as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group, who have taken over parts of Marawi city, Philippines. (Image: Reuters)

Debris and smoke are seen after an OV-10 Bronco aircraft released a bomb, during an airstrike, as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group, who have taken over parts of Marawi city, Philippines. (Image: Reuters)

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 A sunken boat is pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

A sunken boat is pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 Parkour coach Ibrahim al-Kadiri (R), 19, and Muhannad al-Kadiri, 18, demonstrate their Parkour skills amid damaged buildings in the rebel-held city of Inkhil, west of Deraa, Syria. (Image: Reuters)

Parkour coach Ibrahim al-Kadiri (R), 19, and Muhannad al-Kadiri, 18, demonstrate their Parkour skills amid damaged buildings in the rebel-held city of Inkhil, west of Deraa, Syria. (Image: Reuters)

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