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