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Yearender 2017 – The Year in Pictures

To illustrate the most important developments in 2017 epa offers you a selection of its professionally edited service. Just click on the images below to find the collection for the respective month.


President-elect Donald J. Trump (L) takes the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, DC, USA, 20 January 2017. Trump won the 08 November 2016 election to become the next US President. On right is his son Baron and his wife Melania (2-R) holding a bible as he takes tha oath. EPA-EFE/JUSTIN LANE -
 Yearender 2017 - Selection January An injured woman holds an injured child at a hospital, after alleged airstrikes by forces loyal to the Syrian government hit areas inhabited by civilians in Barzeh, near Damascus, 20 February 2017. According to local witnesses, the airstrikes on the neighborhoods of Barzeh, al-Qabun, and Tishreen near Damascus had started three days earlier and resulted in the death of at least seven people and injury of some 33 others. EPA-EFE/SARIEH ABU ZAID - Yearender 2017 - Selection February A model prepares backstage before the 'Life as Barbie' fashion show by Hu Sheguang during the Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week in Beijing, China, 31 March 2017. The Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week runs from 24 March to 01 April. EPA-EFE/ROMAN PILIPEY - Yearender 2017 - Selection March
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Turkish President Erdogan arrives to deliver a statement in which he declared a victory of the 'Yes' vote in the constitutional referendum as preliminary results of the constitutional referendum are announced, in Istanbul, Turkey, 16 April 2017. State-run news agency Anadolu reported a narrow lead for the 'Yes' vote in the unofficial results. - Yearender 2017 - Selection April A South Korean man watches a television displaying news broadcasts reporting on North Korea's recent medium-range ballistic missile launch at a station in Seoul, South Korea, 22 May 2017. According to South Korea's Military, North Korea launched a ballistic missile on 21 May that flew more than 500km towards the Sea of Japan, the same type of missile reportedly test-launched on 12 February. The model, a Pukguksong-2, also known as a KN-15 missile, is an upgraded version of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) using a solid fuel engine. North Korean state media confirmed the launch as 'successful' adding that the weapon was ready to be deployed for military action, media reported. EPA-EFE/JEON HEON-KYUN - Yearender 2017 - Selection May Rafael Nadal of Spain poses with his trophy after winning the men’s singles final match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 11 June 2017. EPA-EFE/ETIENNE LAURENT - Yearender 2017 - Selection June
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Chinese tourists with swim rings enjoy swimming in the lake called 'Dead sea of China' in a resort of Suining city, southwestern China's Sichuan province, 22 July 2017. More than 8,000 tourists gathered enjoy the water during hot weather. EPA-EFE/LOLA LEVAN - Yearender 2017 - Selection July Jamaica's Usain Bolt (C) reacts after sustaining an injury during the men's 4x100m Relay final at the London 2017 IAAF World Championships, in London, Britain, 12 August 2017. EPA-EFE/SRDJAN SUKI - Yearender 2017 - Selection August Two Rohingya children eat food at their makeshift tent at Tangkhali, Ukhiya, Bangladesh, 16 September 2017. According to UNHCR more than 400 thousand Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar from violence over the last few weeks, most trying to cross the border and reach Bangladesh. International organizations have reported claims of human rights violations and summary executions allegedly carried out by the Myanmar army. EPA-EFE/ABIR ABDULLAH - Yearender 2017 - Selection September
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People with Spanish and Catalan flags gather during the rally called by 'Societat Civil Catalana' (Civil Catalan Society) in downtown Barcelona, Spain, 08 October 2017, in support of the unity of Spain and its constitution after the Catalan independence referendum held on 01 October, which they claim was illegal. EPA-EFE/QUIQUE GARCIA / Yearender 2017 - Selection October New interim Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa (C) waves at the crowd during his inauguration ceremony in Harare, Zimbabwe, 24 November 2017, days after former president Robert Mugabe stepped down after 37 years in power. Zimbabwe is due to hold elections in March 2018. EPA-EFE/STR - Yearender 2017 - Selection November A man dressed as Santa Claus is watched by a dolphin in a basin as he prepares tasty gifts for the mammal at the animal exhibition park 'Marineland' in Antibes, southern France, 22 December 2017. EPA-EFE/SEBASTIEN NOGIER - Yearender 2017 - Selection December
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