Best of 2016 : Top 50 Photographs from Around the World

Pakistani Police Officer Fires Gas Shell on Protestors

FILE – A Pakistani police officer fires tear gas shell to disperse crowd protesting against the government in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Pakistani police have charged with batons and fired tear gas at stone-throwing supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who are rallying in Islamabad in defiance of a government-imposed ban on demonstrations. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)

 

Photo of Migrants saved by navy

Migrants saved by the navy in Mediterranean (25 May)
Marina Militare/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Migrants in an overcrowded boat that capsized are rescued by Italian navy ships in the Mediterranean sea between Libya and Italy. Around 500 people were saved, but the bodies of seven others were discovered in the sea during the rescue operation.

 

Photo of Christians Celebrating Chrismas in Pakistan

FILE – A Pakistani Christian wears mask while participating in a peace rally in connection with a Christmas celebration, in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Although Pakistani Christians are in the minority, Christmas is a national holiday and is observed across the country as an occasion to celebrate (AP Photo/Shakil Adil, File)

 

Photo of an allegator

Photo credit: Mark Cowan

 

Funeral of Fiedel Castro

Children cry as a caravan carrying Fidel Castro’s ashes passes through Santa Clara, Cuba, Dec. 1, 2016. The late leader’s ashes are to be interred in Santiago de Cuba on Sunday. (Tomas Munita/The New York Times)

 

Photo of People Reacting to Brexit results

Britain reacts to the EU referendum result (24 June)
Mary Turner/Getty Images
This picture was taken just across the road from Downing Street on the evening of the referendum results. We had heard that there might be some demonstrations or protests – part of you just wants to go home, but you know that this could be a potential flashpoint.

 

Photo of a Lake in Astore Pakistan that was selected in Wiki Loves Earth

Rama Lake, Astore.Pakistan — Photo by Faiza Lalwani
The Karakoram mountain range, Astore Valley. — Photo by Najeeb Mahmud

 

Photo of an Eagle capturing a Drone

An eagle from Guard From Above, a security company training eagles to intercept drones, tackles a drone in the air, in Katwijk, Netherlands, on May 31, 2016. The birds of prey learn to intercept small, off-the-shelf drones of the type that can pose risks to aircraft, drop contraband into jails, conduct surveillance or fly dangerously over public events.

 

Tiger Shark Photo

A diver keeps a close watch on a tiger shark in the Bahamas. But the scene may not be as dangerous as it looks: Tigers rely on surprise to hunt prey and are unlikely to attack divers who keep them in sight.
This photo was originally published in “He Went Face-to-Face With Tiger Sharks,” in June 2016.
PHOTOGRAPH BY BRIAN SKERRY

 

Funeral of Abdul Sattar Edhi

FILE – A Pakistani lights lamps in tribute to Pakistan’s renowned social worker and legendary philanthropist, Abdul Sattar Edhi, in Karachi, Pakistan on July 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil, File)

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