The year in photos 2017

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kottke.org—One of my favorite things to do at the end of the year is look back on the best and most newsworthy photos of the year. As I wrote last year: Professional photographers and the agencies & publications that employ them are essential in bearing witness to the atrocities and injustices and triumphs and breakthroughs of the world and helping us understand what’s happening out there. It’s worth seeking out what they saw this year. Indeed. I’ve selected six of my favorites culled from lists...

WATCH: 2017's year in photos. Captivating images were taken during moments of tragedy and despair.