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Yearender 2018 – The Year in Pictures

To illustrate the most important developments in 2018 epa offers you a selection of its professionally edited service. Just click on the images below to find the collection for the respective month.

An affected man puts the aerosol mask on his child while his other daughter gives treatment to her other sister, after a shelling attack on rebels-held Eastern al-Ghouta, Syria, 22 January 2018. According to witnesses and activists and local medical sources, allegedly chlorine gas was used during the shelling allegedly by forces loyal to the Syrian government. The smell after the shelling and the symptoms shown on more than 21 people who came for treatments were those shown after the use of chlorine gas. No official confirmation as of yet. EPA-EFE/MOHAMMED BADRA - Yearender 2018 - Selection January Marija Sotskowa of the Olympic Athletes from Russia performs during the Women's Single Free Skating of the Figure Skating competition at the Gangneung Ice Arena during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, 23 February 2018. EPA-EFE/How Hwee Young - Yearender 2018 - Selection February US actors (L-R) Sam Rockwell, winner of Best Supporting Actor for 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri,' Frances McDormand, winner of Best Actress for 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri,' Allison Janney, winner of Best Actress in a Supporting Role for 'I, Tonya', and British actor Gary Oldman, winner of Best Actor for 'Darkest Hour' pose in the press room during the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 04 March 2018. The Oscars are presented for outstanding individual or collective efforts in 24 categories in filmmaking. EPA-EFE/Paul Buck - Yearender 2018 - Selection March
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The image of CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg is seen in the viewfinder of a television camera while testifying before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing on 'Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data' on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 10 April 2018. Zuckerberg is testifying before two Congressional hearings this week regarding Facebook allowing third-party applications to collect the data of its users without their permission and for the company's response to Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. EPA-EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS - Yearender 2018 - Selection April Meghan Markle arrives at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle for her royal wedding ceremony to Britain's Prince Harry, in Windsor, Britain, 19 May 2018. EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL / POOL - Yearender 2018 - Selection May Leaders pose for the Family Portrait at the G7 summit in Charlevoix in Canada 08 June 2018. (L-R) European Council President Donald Tusk; British Prime Minister, Theresa May; German Chancellor, Angela Merkel; US President Donald J. Trump; Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau; French President Emmanuel Macron; Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe; Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte; and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker. The G7 Summit runs from 8 to 9 June in Charlevoix, Canada. EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL / POOL - Yearender 2018 - Selection June
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Kylian Mbappe of France reacts with the trophy after winning the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia, 15 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) EPA-EFE/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY - Yearender 2018 - Selection July A 89-year-old Myanmar man walks inside a school compound which is turned into a temporary evacuation center at Hpa-An township, Kayin state, Myanmar, 02 August 2018. At least 12 people have died and over 148,000 have been affected by severe floods in several areas across Myanmar, according to official figures. EPA-EFE/LYNN BO BO - Yearender 2018 - Selection August Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 27 September 2018. US President Donald J. Trump's nominee to be a US Supreme Court associate justice Brett Kavanaugh was in a tumultuous confirmation process as multiple women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. EPA-EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS - Yearender 2018 - Selection September
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Saudi official opens the door in Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, 07 October 2018. Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has gone missing after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 02 October to complete routine paperwork. EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN - Yearender 2018 - Selection October US military soldiers install barbed wire on the border with Mexico as seen from Colonia Libertad in Tijuana, Mexico, 12 November 2018. Around 4,000 migrants departed in the morning from Irapuato, in the central state of Guanajuato, to Guadalajara, about 252 kilometers away, on their way to the US border. EPA-EFE/JOEBETH TERRIQUEZ - Yearender 2018 - Selection November A view of damage with a car sitting among debris after a tsunami hit the Sunda Strait in Pandeglang, Banten, Indonesia, 23 December 2018. According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), at least 429 people are dead after the tsunami hit the coastal regions of the Sunda Strait. EPA-EFE/ADI WEDA - Yearender 2018 - Selection December
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