The Citizen (Gauteng) - - PICTURE FEATURE -

The pho­tog­ra­phers of the in­ter­na­tional news agen­cies AFP and Reuters picked their best pic­tures of the year. Their work in­cludes the best of news, sport and na­ture.

BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS. A sup­porter of the pres­i­den­tial can­di­date for the Hon­duran Op­po­si­tion Al­liance Against the Dic­ta­tor­ship for the past elec­tion, Sal­vador Nas­ralla, lies in front of po­lice dur­ing a demon­stra­tion against the con­tested re-elec­tion of Pres­i­dent Juan Or­lando Her­nan­dez, in Tegu­ci­gal lpa on Jan­uary 21.

Pic­ture: Ben Stansall/AFP

SEALED WITH A KISS. Prince Harry, Duke of Sus­sex, kisses his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sus­sex, as they leave St Ge­orge’s Chapel in Wind­sor, on May 19, af­ter their wed­ding.

Pic­ture: Me­na­hem Ka­hana/AFP

WING­ING IT. A pic­ture taken on Jan­uary 22, shows a mur­mu­ra­tion of star­lings per­form­ing their tra­di­tional dance be­fore land­ing to sleep near the Is­raeli city of Ra­hat.

HOLY COW. A man from the Dinka tribe stands in the early morn­ing at their caat­tle camp in Mingka­man, Lakes State, South Su­dan, on March 3. Dur­ing the dry sea­son, pas­toral­ists from the high­lands move to the low­lands and close to o the Nile, where they set up big cat­tle camps.

Pic­ture: Dmitri Sere­bryakov/AFP

SPARKS FLY. An aerial view taken on Fe­bru­ary 17, shows the burn­ing of a 30m-struc­ture in the form of a Gothic style build­ing by Rus­sian artist Niko­lay Polis­sky dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tion of Shrove­tide in the vil­lage of Nikola-Lenivets, out­side Moscow.

Pic­ture: Jewel Samad/AFP

HIGH AND DRY. Quake sur­vivors make their way past a washed out pas­sen­ger ferry in Wani, In­done­sia, af­ter an earth­quake and tsunami hit the area on Septem­ber 28.

Pic­ture: Leah Mil­lis/Reuters

THE EA­GLE HAS LANDED. US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump boards Air Force One for travel to Ohio at the Mor­ris­town Air­port in Mor­ris­town on Au­gust 4.

Pic­ture: Or­lando Sierra/AFP

Pic­ture: Alexey Nikol­sky/AFP

VIVA LA FRANCE. French Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron re­acts dur­ing the Rus­sia 2018 World Cup fi­nal foot­ball match be­tween France and Croa­tia in Moscow on July 15.

Pic­ture: Franck Fife/AFP

TOP OF THE WORLD. France’s for­ward Kylian Mbappe kisses the World Cup tro­phy af­ter win­ning the Rus­sia 2018 World Cup fi­nal against Croa­tia at the Luzh­niki Sta­dium in Moscow on July 15.

Pic­ture: Ste­fanie Glin­ski/AFP

Pic­ture: Marvin Re­ci­nos/AFP

FEATH­ERED. A bird rests on the head of a white-tailed deer in San Jose Vil­lanueva, San Sal­vador, on May 21.

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