As we reach the end of 2016, we look back on what has been a turbulent year. News agency photographers have been at the forefront of major events around the world throughout the year, showing us the human face behind the stories. The IBTimes UK picture desk has chosen 16 photographers whose work continually impressed us throughout the year. You can vote for your favourite in the poll at the bottom of this gallery.

We will reveal the IBTimes UK Agency Photographer of the Year and the winner of the readers' poll on Monday 19 December 2016.


Khaled Abdullah, Reuters. Based in Sanaa, Yemen:

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Smoke rises at a community hall where Saudi-led warplanes struck a funeral in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen on 9 October 2016Khaled Abdullah/ Reuters
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Children receive polio vaccination drops during a house-to-house vaccination campaign in Yemen's capital Sanaa on 12 April 2016 (Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)
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A girl stands alongside women loyal to the Houthi movement to show support to the movement during a parade in Sanaa, Yemen on 7 September, 2016Khaled Abdullah/ Reuters
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September 2016: Women loyal to the Houthi movement take part in a parade to show support for the movement in Sanaa, Yemen (Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)
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Children ride in the trunk of a car on a flooded street in Sanaa, Yemen on 1 August 2016Khaled Abdullah/ Reuters
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High school students attend their graduation ceremony in Sanaa, Yemen on 25 May 2016 (Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)
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Saida Ahmad Baghili, 18, who has been affected by severe malnutrition, recovers on a bed at the al-Thawra hospital in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen on 17 November 2016Khaled Abdullah/ Reuters

Jonathan Bachman, Reuters. Based in New Orleans, US:

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Ieshia Evans is detained by law enforcement as she protests the shooting death of Alton Sterling near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Louisiana on 9. July 2016Jonathan Bachman/ Reuters
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9 July 2016: People protest against protests the shooting death of Alton Sterling near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Jonathan Bachman/Reuters)
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15 August 2016: A coffin that was washed out of a cemetery floats in flood waters in Ascension Parish, Louisiana Jonathan Bachman/ Reuters
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August 2016: An American flag and a statue of the Virgin Mary are seen partially submerged in flood waters in Sorrento, Louisiana (Jonathan Bachman/Reuters)
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Law enforcement officers, seen in a reflection, gather in front of the Living Faith Christian Centre before funeral services begin for Baton Rouge Police Department officer Montrell Jackson in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on 25 July 2016Jonathan Bachman/Reuters
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Left: Members of the congregation pray during a vigil in memory of Alton Sterling, who was shot dead by police, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on 7 July 2016. Right:

Carlos Barria, Reuters. From Bariloche, Argentina. Based in Washington, DC:

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US President Barack Obama sheds a tear while delivering a statement on steps the administration is taking to reduce gun violence in the East Room of the White House in Washington on 5 January 2016Carlos Barria/Reuters
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Left: US President Barack Obama hugs an atomic bomb survivor Shigeaki Mori as he visits Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan on 27 May 2016. Middle:Obama smiles as he attends a town hall meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 25 May 2016. Right: A baby cries as US President Barack Obama holds the baby during his visit at Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station, en route to his Hiroshima trip, in Iwakuni, Japan on 27 May 2016. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)
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US President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the East Room of the White House in Washington on 22 November 2016Carlos Barria/Reuters
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Left: Democratic US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives at a campaign rally at a community centre in Charlotte, North Carolina on 14 March 2016. Right: The hands of US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro are seen during a news conference as part of Obama's three-day visit to Cuba on 21 May 2016. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)
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Guillermo Enrique Cadiz, 82, who fought with Fidel Castro in the Sierra Maestra, watches as Castro's ashes pass him during a three-day journey to the eastern city of Santiago, in Jovellanos, Cuba on 30 November 2016Carlos Barria/ Reuters
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US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives to a press briefing before boarding her campaign plane at the Westchester County airport in White Plains, New York on 19 September 2016Carlos Barria/ Reuters
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A child dressed as Captain America waves at US President Barack Obama's motorcade during Obama's arrival at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 24 May 2016Carlos Barria/ Reuters

Noel Celis, AFP. Based in Manila, the Philippines:

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1 January 2016: Residents try extinguish a huge fire that razed a slum area overnight in Manila. Nearly 300 homes were destroyed in the New Year's Day fire
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28 September 2016: Residents react near a crime scene where three alleged drug dealers were killed after a raid on a shanty community in ManilaNoel Celis/AFP
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Left: 29 October 2016: Police officers investigate a crime scene where two alleged drug dealers were gunned down by unidentified men in Manila. Middle: 8 July 2016: Police officers investigate the body of an alleged drug dealer with his face covered with packaging tape, and with a cardboard sign on him reading 'I'm a pusher' on a street in Manila. Right: 28 August 2016: A police officer stands beside a body and a weapon at the scene where two suspects were shot dead following a shootout with police at a checkpoint along a highway in Manila. (Noel Celis/AFP)
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Jennelyn Olaires hugs her dying husband Michael Siaron next to a placard which reads 'drug pusher' on a street in Manila on 23 July 2016Noel Celis/AFP
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Left: Children play beside a rubbish-filled river in Manila on 23 January 2016. Right: Children look for scraps of metal at a pier in Manila. (Noel Celis/AFP)
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19 July 2016: Inmates sleep an open basketball court inside the Quezon City jail near ManilaNoel Celis/AFP

Kevin Frayer, Getty Images. From Canada. Based in Beijing, China:

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Uighur men gather for a meal during the Corban Festival in Turpan County. Also known as Eid al-Adha. the 'feast of the sacrifice' is celebrated by ethnic Uighur Muslims across Xinjiang, the far-western region of China bordering Central AsiaKevin Frayer/Getty Images
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Left: Uighur women sits in front of their house in Turpan County, in the far western Xinjiang province of China, as the men slaughter a goat on the morning of the Corban Festival, known to Muslims worldwide as Eid al-Adha or 'feast of the sacrifice. Right: An ethnic Uighur girl waits to have her hair done in a beauty salon in Turpan County, in the far western Xinjiang province if China before the Corban festival. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
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3 November 2016: A labourer stands near a furnace as he works at an unauthorised steel factory in Inner Mongolia, ChinaKevin Frayer/Getty Images
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Left: A worker wears dark lenses to protect his eyes from the bright light in the furnace control room at the Zhong Tian (Zenith) Steel Group Corporation in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. Right: A worker takes samples for quality of molten iron outside a furnace at the Zhong Tian (Zenith) Steel Group Corporation, a privately-owned manufacturer that employs over 13,000 workers at its facility in China's eastern Jiangsu province on 12 May 2016. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
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26 January 2016: The character for the word 'emissions' is painted on the wall of the abandoned Qingquan Steel plant in Tangshan, which closed in 2014, becoming one of China's so-called 'zombie factories'Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
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2 May 2016: Sichuan Opera performer Yi Lezhong, 65, takes a break backstage during a performance by the Jinyuan Opera Company at the Dongyue Temple in Cangshan. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
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2 May 2016: Sichuan Opera performer Lin Lijuan, 69, of the Jinyuan Opera Company, rehearses as village women look on before the group's performance at the Dongyue Temple in Cangshan, Sichuan provinceKevin Frayer/Getty Images
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Left: Macaques huddle together in their cage at a monkey farm in Xinye county, Henan province, China. The area – which boasts a centuries-long and lucrative history of raising and training monkeys for performance – saw an increase in business with the lunar calendar's Year of the Monkey. Right: A macaque catches knives as it works with a trainer at the Qilingang Monkey Farm in Baowan village, Xinye county, Henan province on 2 February 2016. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
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2 February 2016: A macaque sits on the ground next to its trainer's whip at the Qilingang Monkey Farm in Baowan village, Xinye county, Henan province, ChinaKevin Frayer/Getty Images
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Life in Ritan Park in Beijing, on 12 June 2016
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22 May 2016: A Tibetan man throws prayers in the air at a high altitude pass on the Tibetan Plateau in the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai provinceKevin Frayer/Getty Images

Louisa Gouliamaki, AFP. Based in Athens, Greece:

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3 April 2016: A Syrian refugee holds a child carrying a placard during a protest by refugees and migrants who left a registration camp on the Greek island of ChiosLouisa Gouliamaki/AFP
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Left: A child collects firewood with other people at a migrant and refugee camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni on 6 March 2016. Right: A child sits in a cardboard box while his mother at the migrant makeshift camp near the village of Idomeni on the Greek-Macedonian border on 8 March 2016. (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP)
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4 March 2016: Children walk through a field near a makeshift migrant camp near the village of Idomeni at the Greek-Macedonian borderLouisa Gouliamaki/AFP
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1 March 2016: A migrant holds onto razor wire along the Greek-Macedonian border, near Idomeni, where thousands of people were strandedLouisa Gouliamaki/AFP
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Left: A child peers out of her tent at the Souda municipality-run refugee camp on the Greek island of Chios on 13 October 2016. Right: Children peer from the passenger terminal at the port of Piraeus near Athens upon their arrival with other migrants and refugees from the Greek island of Lesbos on 10 February 2016. (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP)
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3 November 2016: A couple with child ride a bus to the airport in Athens to take a special charter flight bound for France under EU relocation programme for refugeesLouisa Gouliamaki/AFP
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12 February 2016: Farmers clash with police officers blocking the entrance of the Agriculture ministry in Athens, during a demonstration against pension reformLouisa Gouliamaki/AFP
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8 December 2016: Police clashes with protesters throwing fireworks and flares in Athens, at the end of a demonstration to mark the eighth anniversary of a teenager's death at the hands of police in 2008Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Lucas Jackson, Reuters. Based in New York City, United States:

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A rat's head rests as it is constricted in an opening in the bottom of a garbage can in the Brooklyn borough of New York on 18 October 2016Lucas Jackson/Reuters
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Beyonce Knowles arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" in the Manhattan borough of New York on 2 May 2016Lucas Jackson/ Reuters
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Left: Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hugs her husband former President Bill Clinton while speaking during her California primary night rally held in the Brooklyn borough of New York on 7 June 2016. Right: Supporters of US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton react at her election night rally in Manhattan, New York on 8 November 2016. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)
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LED lights attached to pigeons leave light trails in the sky while they fly as part of the "Fly By Night" art installation by Duke Riley above the Brooklyn borough of New York on 5 May 2016Lucas Jackson/ Reuters
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A young child takes part in the Hoboken Ragamuffin Parade to celebrate Halloween in Hoboken, New Jersey on 31 October 2016Lucas Jackson/ Reuters
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Left: A model has a wig prepared backstage before The Blonds Spring/Summer 2017 collection during New York Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York on 11 September 2016. Right: Indian model and acid attack survivor Reshma Quereshi has make up applied before walking to present Indian designer Archana Kochhar's Spring/Summer 2017 collections during New York Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York on 8 September 2016. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)
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A man takes part in a march with veterans to Backwater Bridge just outside of the Oceti Sakowin camp during a snow fall as "water protectors" continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline adjacent to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota on 5 December 2016Lucas Jackson/ Reuters

Ozan Kose, AFP. Based in Istanbul, Turkey:

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16 July 2016: Turkish solders guard Taksim square after Turkish military forces opened fire on crowds gathered in Istanbul following a coup attemptOzan Kose/AFP
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Left: On 16 July 2016, anti riot police officers at the courthouse at Bakirkoy district in Istanbul escort Turkish soldiers who allegedly took part in a military coup that claimed more than 250 lives. Right: 18 July 2016: Pro-Erdogan supporters hold an effigy of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen hanged by a noose during a rally at Taksim square in Istanbul following the military failed coup attempt. (Ozan Kose/AFP)
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17 July 2016: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, surrounded by bodyguards, attends the funeral of one of the victims of the coup attempt in IstanbulOzan Kose/AFP
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Left: Riot police officers detain a demonstrator during a rally staged by the LGBT community on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul on 26 June 2016. Right: People react as they watch Turkish anti-riot police officers fire rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators gathered for a rally staged by the LGBT community on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul. (Ozan Kose/AFP)
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28 June 2016: Passengers embrace outside Ataturk airport`s main entrance in Istanbul, after two explosions followed by gunfire hit Turkey's largest airportOzan Kose/AFP
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Left: Supporters of Besiktas football club cheer on their team before the start of their first game at the new Vodafone Arena stadium in Istanbul. Right: Turkish police officers carry the coffins of comrades during a funeral ceremony at Istanbul's police headquarters a day after twin bombings killed 38 people outside the Vodafone Arena football stadium in Istanbul, home of Besiktas, on 11 December 2016. (Ozan Kose/AFP)
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31 October 2016: A woman stands in front of Cumhuriyet newspaper's headquarters in Istanbul after Turkish police detained the editor-in-chiefOzan Kose/AFP
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9 June 2016: A Turkish anti-riot police looks on during a demonstration against protests and death threats towards Turkey's main opposition Republic People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu following the funeral of two police officers killed in IstanbulOzan Kose/AFP

Chris McGrath, Getty Images. Based in Istanbul, Turkey:

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A baby sleeps at a tent camp on the outskirts of Izmir, Turkey, on 28 April 2016Chris McGrath/Getty Images
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Traders pose for a photographs at their stores inside the Istanbul Grand Bazaar. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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12 July 2016: Empty sun loungers are seen at a resort in Antalya. Turkey's tourism industry was plunged into crisis after a series of terrorist attacks, such the bombing of Ataturk International AirportChris McGrath/Getty Images
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Left: A supporter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves a flag in front of an electronic billboard during a rally in Kizilay Square in Ankara on 18 July 2016. Right: An employee works on a large Turkish national flag at a workshop in Istanbul on 28 October 2016. Flag sales surged after the failed coup attempt, with manufacturers across the country struggling to keep up with demand. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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A young boy injured by an IED in the Entisar neighbourhood of Mosul waits for treatment in an ambulance outide an IDP camp in Kalak, Iraq, on 14 November 2016Chris McGrath/Getty Images
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November 2016: Firefighters work to extinguish an oil well set on fire by fleeing Isis members in Qayyarah, Iraq. A child pushes a sheep with wool blackened by smoke and oil from oil wells set on fire by fleeing Isis members, in Qayyarah, Iraq. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Members of the Mevlevi Order – more famously known as Whirling Dervishes – perform a Sema ceremony in Konya, Turkey, on 13 February 2016Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Toby Melville, Reuters. Based in London, UK:

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A pigeon flies ahead of Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, and Princes William, Harry and Kate Duchess of Cambridge behind as they wave to guests attending the Patron's Lunch on the Mall, an event to mark her 90th birthday on 12 June 2016Toby Melville/ Reuters
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Left: The Queen takes part in the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in London on 13 November 2016. Middle: The Queen and Prince Philip arrive a service of thanksgiving for her 90th birthday at St Paul's Cathedral in London on 10 June 2016. Right: A Chelsea Pensioner poses as he views displays through a floral design of the Queen at the Chelsea Flower Show in London on 23 May 2016. (Toby Melville/Reuters)
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Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives to address a gathering of supporters demonstrating in Parliament SquareToby Melville/ Reuters
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Left: Nigel Farage, the outgoing leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip), congratulates new leader Diane James, at the party's annual conference in Bournemouth on 16 September 2016. Right: Ukip interim leader Nigel Farage embraces newly elected leader Paul Nuttall in London on 28 November 2016. (Toby Melville/Reuters)
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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron pauses as he speaks about the EU referendum outside 10 Downing Street in London on 21 June 2016Toby Melville/ Reuters
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Britain's outgoing Prime Minister, David Cameron, accompanied by his wife Samantha, daughters Nancy and Florence and son Arthur, speaks in front of 10 Downing Street, on his last day in office as Prime Minister on 13 July 2016Toby Melville/ Reuters
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Left: Swimmers take a dip among swans during the early morning at The Serpentine Lake in London on 15 September 2016. Right: A swan is examined during Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames, on July 18 2016. (Toby Melville/Reuters)
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Deer graze at dawn on the coldest day the year so far according to the Meteorological Office, in Richmond Park in west London on 30 November 2016Toby Melville/ Reuters

Aris Messinis, AFP. Based in Athens, Greece:

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Left: Refugees and migrants packed onto an inflatable dinghy reach Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean from Turkey, on 17 February 2016. Right: A man drops to his knees in prayer after arriving with other refugees and migrants in Mytilene on Greek island of Lesbos on 22 February 2016. (Aris Messinis/AFP)
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23 February 2016: A stray dog stands among outboard motors that were used by refugees and migrants to reach the Greek island of LesbosAris Messinis/AFP
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Left: A woman holds onto a rope during a rescue operation some eight nautical miles off Libya's Mediterranean coastline on 12 October 2016. Right: Men gesture towards members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO as they wait to be rescued in the Mediterranean, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya, on 4 October 2016. (Aris Messinis/AFP)
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Migrants try to pull a child out of the water and onto a boat as they wait to be rescued by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO in the Mediterranean, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya, on 4 October 2016Aris Messinis/AFP
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A petrol bomb explodes in front of a riot police officer during a massive protest in Athens on 4 February 2016Aris Messinis/AFP
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A man wearing a gas mask stands next to a barricade during clashes with riot police, following a demonstration in Athens on 17 November 2016, to commemorate a student uprising that helped bring down a US-backed junta in 1974Aris Messinis/AFP

George Ourfalian, AFP. Syrian-Armenian photographer currently based in Aleppo:

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A Syrian man evacuates children from a school reportedly hit by rebel rocket fire in the Furqan neighbourhood of the government-held side of west Aleppo on 20 November 2016George Ourfalian/AFP
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Syrians who were living in the rebel-held side of Aleppo are seen inside a vehicle after nearly 50 people fled the rebel held eastern districts of the battered city into the government-controlled west on 24 October 2016George Ourfalian/ AFP
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Left: A view taken from Aleppo's citadel show fumes rising following shelling on neighbourhoods in the old city on 7 December 2016. Right: Smoke billows in Aleppo's Bustan al-Basha neighbourhood during Syrian pro-government forces assault to retake the entire northern city from rebel fighter on 28 November 2016. (George Ourfalian/AFP)
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Syrian pro-government forces sitting on a military vehicle cheer as they drive past residents fleeing the eastern part of AleppoGeorge Ourfalian/AFP
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Destruction is pictured in the al-Shaar neighbourhood of east Aleppo after government forces took control of the area, on 7 December 2016George Ourfalian/AFP
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Left: Syrian residents fleeing the eastern part of Aleppo walk through a street in Masaken Hanano, a former rebel-held district which was retaken by the regime forces. Syrian families carry their belongings as they walk towards government-controlled western Aleppo. (George Ourfalian/AFP)
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Residents fleeing the violence gather at a checkpoint, manned by pro-government forces, in the Maysaloun neighbourhood of AleppoGeorge Ourfalian/AFP
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A member of Syrian pro-government forces stands on top of a building overlooking Aleppo in the city's Bustan al-Basha neighbourhood on 28 November 2016, during their assault to retake the entire city from rebel fightersGeorge Ourfalian/AFP

David Ramos, Getty Images. Based in Barcelona, Spain:

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2 October 2016: The Colla Castellers de Vilafranca construct a human tower during the 26th Tarragona Competition in Tarragona, SpainDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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2 October 2016: Members of the Castellers de Vilafranca celebrate after building a human tower during the 26th Tarragona Castellers Competition in Tarragona, SpainDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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Survivors and relatives of victims of the Spanish Civil War attend a concert at El Palau de la Musica in Barcelona on 18 July 2016David Ramos/Getty Images
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July 2016: Portraits of Spanish Civil War survivors Teresa Alonso (91), Josep Capellades (100) and Neus Catala (100). (David Ramos/Getty Images)
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A retired couple look at the sea from the promenade in Benalmadena, Spain, on 17 March 2016. Right: 18 March 2016: British and European expats play bridge at the Club Naranja in Mijas, southern Spain, on 18 March 2016.
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Left: A torn poster of a woman hangs on a wall in the changing room at the Pozo La Muerte coal mine in Pumarabule, Spain, which closed in 2005. Right: Boots, helmets and clothes owned by the last miners still hang in the changing room at the Pozo Calderon coal mine in Villablino, Spain, which closed in August 2015. (David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Women wearing traditional Sevillana dress enjoys the atmosphere at the Feria de Abril in Seville, on 12 April 2016. (David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Left: A refugee uses a twig to try to get his letters from the Swedish Migration Agency out of a postbox at the Restad Gård psychiatric hospital in Vänersborg on 12 February 2016. Many refugees check the post every day and have to use a twig to try to get the mail out because refugees who had been housed at the former school took the keys with them when they left. Right: Refugees put down prayer mats in the gym of Sweden's largest temporary camp for refugees at the Restad Gård psychiatric hospital in Vänersborg. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images. Based in Washington, DC:

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Ellen DeGeneres wipes away tears as her citation is read before being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on 22 November 2016Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Left: US President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Diana Ross during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on 22 November 2016. Right: Michelle Obama takes questions from children for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on 20 April 2016. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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18 July 2016: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump walks on stage to introduce his wife Melania on the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OhioChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Left: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump kisses his wife Melania before she delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on 18 July 2016. Right: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka test the teleprompters and microphones on stage before the start of the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, on 21 July 2016. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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28 July 2016: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton acknowledges the crowd on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Left: Senator Bernie Sanders addresses delegates on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia. Right: Delegates from Michigan wear tape over their mouths reading 'Silenced By DNC' on the first day of the Democratic National Convention
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Thousands of people line the Malecon seaside boulevard in Havana, waiting to pay their respects to former Cuban President Fidel Castro as his remains are transported across the island on 30 November, 2016Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Left: A woman with 'Fidel' written on her forehead wails as former Cuban President Fidel Castro's remains begin their journey across the country. Right: Women comfort one another after watching the remains of former Cuban President Fidel Castro travel down the Malecon seaside boulevard in Havana, on 30 November 2016. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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20 March 2016: Men play chess in a boarded-up doorway in the historic Old Havana neighbourhood ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to CubaChip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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28 August 2016: A brief rain shower does nothing to dampen the spirits of revellers at the Notting Hill CarnivalJack Taylor/Getty Images
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Left: Dancing, flirting, drinking and checking to see where your other friends are at Notting Hill Carnival on 29 August 2016. Right: The most Notting Hill photo ever (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
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10 December 2016: Revellers dressed in Santa suits urinate through a fence in Bloomsbury during Santacon, LondonJack Taylor/Getty Images
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23 May 2016: Chelsea pensioners watch as a bagpiper plays on an installation comprised of around 300,000 hand-knitted poppies designed by Phillip Johnson at the Chelsea Flower Show in LondonJack Taylor/Getty Images
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16 June 2016: At the London Welsh Centre, an England supporter reacts to the winning goal in the England v Wales Euro 2016 gameJack Taylor/Getty Images
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Left: Band Master Will Casson-Smith displays a set of 100-year-old bagpipes as Piper Lance Sergeant John Mitchell plays at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks in London on 4 May 2016. The bagpipes belonged to a Pipe Major of the Regiment of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders who died after becoming ill in the trenches at the Battle of the Somme. Right: Lance Sergeant Stuart Laing from the Welsh Guards rehearses the Last Post at Westminster Abbey on 30 June 2016, on a bugle that was sounded at the Battle of the Somme. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
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6 July 2016: Members of the audience listen to a speaker at a rally organised by the grassroots group Momentum in support of Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, at the Troxy in LondonJack Taylor/Getty Images
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20 May 2016: Nigel Farage, leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, speaks to media outside Europe House in Westminster after unveiling a tour bus as part of their campaign for the EU referendumJack Taylor/Getty Images

Goran Tomasevic, Reuters. Serbian photographer, currently based in Nairobi:

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A fighter allied with the UN-backed government holds a bunch of grapes as he fires a rife at Islamic State militants during a battle in Sirte on 31 July 2016Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
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A fighter with pro-government Libyan forces moves towards Islamic State positions in Sirte during a battle in Sirte, and then is carried by his colleagues after being injured, on 31 July 2016
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A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government fires a shell with Soviet made T-55 tank at Islamic State fighters in Sirte, Libya on 2 August 2016Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
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Left: Boys play with a ball in front of oilfields burned by Islamic State fighters in Qayyara, south of Mosul, Iraq. Right: An oil worker smokes a cigarette in front of oilfields burned by Islamic State fighters in Qayyara. (Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)
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A man shows an Iraqi soldier he is unarmed as he crosses from the Isis-controlled part of Mosul into the government-controlled part of Mosul, Iraq on 14 November 2016Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
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Left: A flag of Imam Hussein is seen on top of a vehicle of Iraqi special forces soldiers in Mosul, Iraq on 26 November 2016. Right: Men drag the body of an Islamic State fighter before burying him near Karamah, south of Mosul, Iraq on 11 November 2016. (Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)
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Karamojong tribesmen stand in town of Kaabong in Karamoja region, Uganda on 17 February 2016Goran Tomasevic/ Reuters
Goran Tomasevic
Goran Tomasevic
Left: A Ugandan soldier removes a burning barricade during clashes in Kampala on 19 February 2016. Right: Policemen beat a protester inside a building during clashes in Nairobi, Kenya on 16 May 2016. (Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)
Goran Tomasevic
A man stands in a building earmarked for demolition in the Mathare neighbourhood of Nairobi, Kenya on 17 May 2016Goran Tomasevic/ Reuters