Best of 2016 : Top 50 Photographs from Around the World

Best Photographs of 2016

Photo credits : Tim Laman


Manilla Prison Photo

Inmates sleep on the ground of an open basketball court inside the Quezon City jail at night in Manila, Philippines, on July 19, 2016. There are 3,800 inmates at the jail, which was built six decades ago to house 800 people. Noel Celis—AFP/Getty Images


Photo of evacuation of refugees from france

Evacuation of the refugee camp in Calais (26 October)
Etienne Laurent/EPA
It’s hard to believe this photograph was taken in France. It could be the middle of a desert, a city near Mosul, or any other country at war. It’s like a city under siege, with the fires in the centre. But no, it’s France.


ReefSharks Photo

Lounging in inches of warm water, blacktip reef sharks wait for the tide to refill the lagoon at Seychelles’ Aldabra Atoll.
This photo was originally published in “In the Seychelles, Taking Aim at Nature’s Bullies,” in March 2016.


Iranians Pray for martyrs of 1989 iran Iraq War

FILE – Iranian Shiite Muslims pray as they place the Quran on their heads at the graves of soldiers who were killed during 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War, at the Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, just outside Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 27, 2016. Iranian Muslims spent the night in prayer and devotion commemorating Laylat Al Qadr, or the Night of Power, which is the anniversary of the night that Muslims believe Prophet Muhammad received the first revelation of the Quran by the angel Gabriel. Ramadan is an Islamic holy month of fasting in which Muslims are expected to abstain from food, drink smoking and sex during daylight and to focus on spirituality, good deeds and charity. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)


Photo of Sun Setting Over Giza Pyramids

FILE – The sun sets over the the Giza Pyramids, near Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)


embers from wildfire

Embers from a wildfire in California (17 August)
Noah Berger/AP


Kurdish pesh merga troops fire at Islamic State positions as they move toward the Iraqi town of Badana Pichwk on Monday morning.

Kurdish pesh merga troops fire at Islamic State positions as they move toward the Iraqi town of Badana Pichwk, on Oct. 17, 2016. Kurdish forces began advancing on a string of villages east of Mosul, the start of a long-awaited campaign to reclaim Iraq’s second-largest city from the Islamic State, which seized it more than two years ago, officials said.


Palestinian Girl

A Palestinian girl dressed in a traditional outfit walks in a field near her house in the Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza, on Feb. 7, 2016.



Photo credit: Santiago Borja

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