www.dailymail.co.uk. From US president Donald Trump greeting a young boy who offered to help with the White House’s gardening to North Korean soldiers honouring the birth of their country’s founder, these are the stunning shots crowned Pictures of the Year.
The images selected by Reuters news agency in London show protests that have dogged Venezuela alongside model Elsa Hosk posing on the 70th Cannes Film Festival’s red carpet in France.
After a year that has seen increased controversy surrounding Russian president Vladimir Putin’s relationship with his Washington counterpart, one of the photographs summing of 2017 is a nod to Soviet history, as a monument of Yuri Gagarin appears against a backdrop of power plant steam in Moscow.
Other conflicts and controversies captured in the collection include NFL players kneeling while their national anthem is played, the Spanish fallout over the question of Catalan independence and the push-back against Islamic State.
Set against floods and landslides are the Grenfell fire tragedy of Kensington in west London, the fleeing of Rohingya refugees from Buddhist persecution in Myanmay and the plight of migrants dragged to safety by non-governmental organisations as the migrant crisis came to the shores of Europe.