Here are the pictures the most striking of 2017

News 18 December, 2017
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    Agence France-Presse has shared this week about fifty pictures of the most striking of 2017.

    These originate in the four corners of the globe and have been taken by various photographers of the agency.

    Take a look at these pictures which demonstrate the international news of the year 2017.

    Brendan Smialowski

    A spectator of motor racing in North Carolina.


    Antonin Thuillier

    The winner of the 100 m ahead of Jamaica, Justin Gatlin paid tribute to the “legend” Usain Bolt at the World championships 2017 in London


    Brendan Smialowski

    The advisor Kellyanne Conway takes a picture while Donald Trump meeting of leaders of universities african-americans in the oval office of the White House, on the 27th of February.


    Ahmed Gharabli

    Car wrecks, some of which were previously used as barricades, are crammed into a case of the iraqi city of Mosul.


    Odd Andersen

    A passerby looks at a protester throwing a stone towards the riot police at Hamburg at the G20.


    Ed Jones

    Gala of synchronized swimming in Pyongyang, February 15.


    Bitter Almohibany

    A man is driving a car toy in the area of Ghouta in eastern Syria, in march.


    Dimitar Dilkoff

    An iraqi soldier shows off a sword to a check point near the university of Mosul on 15 January, during the offensive to retake the city the group islamic State (EI).


    Aris Messinis

    Two young iraqi children sat in the middle of the ruins to Mosul in march, in front of a billboard with the logo of the islamic State (EI).


    Bitter Almohibany

    A man cultivates on the roof of a building in the rebellious city of Arbin, in the area of Ghouta in eastern Syria.


    Johannes Eisele

    A woman cleans the place of the village after a feast in honor of the Buddha, Yuxi in the eastern province of Fujian, China.


    Zakaria Abdelkafi

    A CRS, enveloped by the flames after the jet of a molotov cocktail on the 1st of may in Paris.


    Miguel Riopa

    An area completely devastated by a fire in Pedrógão Grande, Portugal in June.


    Ahmad Al-Rubaye

    An overview of destruction in the old city of Mosul on 9 July.


    Andrej Isakovic

    Under a deep freeze (-15°C), of the migrants are in line to pick up anything to eat outside of an abandoned warehouse in Belgrade, in January.


    Brendan Smialowski

    Hearing of the ex-director of the FBI, James Comey, before a committee of the u.s. Senate in June.


    Fabio Bucciarelli

    A family is mourning the death of a loved one, death of cholera in a camp for displaced people in South Sudan.


    Saul Loeb

    Meeting between Putin & Trump at the G20 summit in Hamburg on 7 July.


    Behrouz Mehri

    Thousands of devotees waiting to be blessed by a shinto priest during the annual festival of the naked man in Okayama, in western Japan.


    Ronaldo Schemidt

    A protester on fire during clashes during a protest against venezuelan president Maduro in Caracas on 3 may.



    Schoolchildren indonesians play in the courtyard of their school in the shadow of the volcano Sinabung erupted.


    Sameer Al-Doumy

    A man carries a girl wounded during a bombardment on the city of Duma, held by rebels in Syria.


    Luis Robayo

    A protester anti-government clashes with riot police, on June 7 in Caracas, Venezuela


    Marco Longari

    The mother of a man killed by a bullet in the head, covers the body of her son in an alley in the slum of Mathare in Nairobi, August 9.


    François Guillot

    A replica of the Eiffel Tower under the nave of the Grand Palais on the occasion of a Chanel runway show in July.


    Grenfell Memorial St Pauls

    John Rainford/

    The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry waiting for the Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service at St Paul’s Cathedral

    Featuring: Charles Duke of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Camilla Duchess of Cambridge
    Where: London, United Kingdom
    When: 14 Dec 2017
    Credit: John Rainford/


    Prakash Mathema

    A rhino, charge of the ranger after his release as part of a reintroduction project in the national park Shuklaphanta in Nepal.


    Fadel Senna

    A young girl in the idp camp of Hammam al-Alil in Iraq.


    Jim Watson

    Donald Trump behind the wheel of a truck during a meeting with truck drivers and heads of transport companies at the White House on march 23.


    Franck Fife

    Spectators at the first stage of the dakar rally, in Argentina.


    Fred Dufour

    A young refugee #rohingya, just after having crossed the border between Burma and Bangladesh.


    Valery Hache

    Forest fire near La Croix-Valmer in the Var, on the 25th of July.


    Philippe Lopez

    Emmanuel Macron at the Louvre in the evening of his election to the presidency of the Republic.


    Guillermo Arias

    The fence that separates Mexico & the United States near San Luis Río Colorado, in February.


    Asit Kumar

    Thousands of turtles return to the sea in February, after having laid their eggs on a sandy beach of the coastal State of Odisha in India


    Taha Jawashi

    A coast guard in libya oversees the men after the rescue of 147 migrants trying to reach Europe, off the coastal city of Zawiya


    Antonin Thuiller

    The indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the Cannes film Festival.


    Ed Jones

    In Pyongyang in April, soldiers attend a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of the deceased north Korean leader Kim Il-Sung.


    Mohamed Abdiwahab

    More than 350 died in the attack with the truck bomb in Mogadishu, the deadliest in the history of Somalia, on October 14.


    Donald Trump Holds Meetings At Trump Tower

    Dominick Reuter

    Donald Trump ascends in an elevator of the Trump Tower in New York, on the 16th of January.


    Ahmad Al-rubaye

    The people are fleeing from the old city of Mosul during the offensive carried out by iraqi forces to retake the last district held by the AES in the month of June.


    Greg Baker

    A soldier north Korean patrol on the bank of the Yalu river near the town of Sinuiju, opposite the border town Dandong in china.


    Juan Barreto

    Protesters anti-Maduro trying to protect themselves from the firing of rubber bullets from a police anti-riot squad of the national Guard during clashes in Caracas on may 31.


    Thomas B. Shea

    Flooding in Houston, Texas, in the month of August.


    Jim Watson

    Donald Trump takes part in a meeting with women entrepreneurs at the White House, march 27.


    Aris Messinis

    A woman, obviously exhausted, during the flight of the civilian population of Mosul in march, at a time when the iraqi forces launched the offensive to retake the city in the AR.