OUR PICK FROM THE YEAR THAT WAS
1. All camera lenses are trained on separatist lawmakers-elect Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus Leung Chung-hang after they storm into the Legislative Council on Oct 26. The pair were disqualified in November, as High Court found they had declined to take the oaths of office as required by law. 2. A Noctiluca scintillans algal bloom glows in the waters next to Shek O beach in Hong Kong. April 8. 3. A stray cow seems intent on pushing an inert excavator at Mui Wo beach, Lantau Island, to life. July 19. 4. Rubbish floating on the waters in Pui O, Lantau Island. July 20. 5. Riders competing in Men’s Omnium Elimination Race during the 2015-16 UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the Hong Kong Velodrome on Jan 16. 6. Firefighters struggle to douse the flames at Amoycan Industrial Centre in Kowloon Bay on June 22. 7. A few intrepid people are out enjoying the lashings of typhoon Haima on the shores of Sai Wan, on Oct 21. 8. The supermoon on Nov 14 — the closest a full moon was sighted from Earth since 1948 — is set off against observation wheel in Central, the closest a full moon has been to Earth since 1948. 9. Smoke rises as rioters start a fire on a street in Mong Kok on Feb 9. 10. A rioter is subdued by the police on a street in Mong Kok on Feb 9. 11. A student has fun crossing a flooded street in Tai Po on Oct 19. 12. A player from South Africa tackles a New Zealander during a final-day match at the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament. April 9. 13. Rugby fans wear identical rubber masks with funny faces on the final day of Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament at Hong Kong Stadium. April 10. 14. High-rise residential blocks in Tai Po are dwarfed by a bolt of lightning in July. 15. Athletes troop down a street in Mong Kok, during the Hong Kong Marathon on Jan 17. 16. Pokemon Go players gather at Tin Shui Wai Tin Sau Road Park to capture creatures from the game on July 26. 17. Restaurant hands catch up on lost sleep on a staircase landing in Causeway Bay. June 18. 18. A staff member of Registration and Electoral Office catches a breather at the Central Counting Station at the Asia-World-Expo, Lantau, on Sept 5. 19. Prayer at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to mark the end of the month-long fast observed by Muslims during Ramadan on July 6. 20. A jubilant Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and his son leave the court of final appeal in Central as he is granted bail on July 12. 21. Pedestrians in Central. Jan 26. 22. Rescuers search for possible casualties after the 900-square-meter grass-covered roof of an indoor hall at a City University of Hong Kong sports center collapsed on May 20. 23. Students from the Chinese mainland making the daily commute to Hong Kong exit from the Futian border escorted by parents on April 14. 24. Vendors in a wet market in Sham Shui Po find a place to rest their tired heads on the roof of the stalls they do business from.