Reuters Agency’s Take On The Most Beautiful Photos Of The Year 2017 (50 pics)

Posted in PICDUMPS       4 Dec 2017       6106      

School children attend a yoga session at a camp in Ahmedabad, India.

A man climbs a wall of ice in the city of Liberec, Czech Republic.

Kandy Freeman participates in a Black Lives Matter protest in front of Trump Tower in New York City.

Residents and tourists enjoy the sea at Barra da Tijuca beach during a summer day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hanifa Doosti (center), 17, and other students of the Shaolin Wushu club show their Wushu skills to other students on a hilltop in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Switzerland's Roger Federer holds up the trophy after winning his men's singles final match against Spain's Rafael Nadal during the Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia.

Beyonce performs at the 59th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California.

Natan Cabral, 5, stands on the cracked ground of the Boqueirao reservoir in the Metropolitan Region of Campina Grande, Paraiba state, Brazil.

A Palestinian man rides his horse on a beach in Gaza City.

A woman pushes a pram as she walks over a frozen lake during sundown at the Pajulahti sports center near Lahti, Finland.

Gale force winds blow back the waves at Church Rock on Broad Haven Beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK.

Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily, Italy.

French Model Emeline Duhautoy poses with her collection of 1,679 stuffed toy cows she has been collecting for over seven years at her home in Saint-Omer, northern France.

A girl reacts as colored water is thrown on her face while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colours, in Mumbai, India.

Two young girls walk through a massive spring wildflower bloom caused by a wet winter in Lake Elsinore, California.

Hindu priests sit inside a cave as they perform evening prayers on the banks of the river Ganges in Devprayag, India.

Scarlet ibis fly near the banks of a mangrove swamp located at the mouth of the Calcoene River on the coast of Amapa state, northern Brazil.

A man driving a vintage car reacts as he passes by crabs crossing a highway on their way to spawn in the sea in Playa Giron, Cuba.

A boat sails during the sunset in the sea of Fortaleza, Brazil.

A rare five-year-old female albino orangutan is seen after it was rescued from captivity by authorities in Kapuas Hulu district, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia.

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka during the French Open in Paris, France.

A dog feeds four newborn tiger cubs and a puppy at Xixiakou Wild Animal Protection Zone in Rongcheng, Shandong province, China.

People participate in a yoga class during an annual solstice event in New York City's Times Square.

A gymnast performs on a trampoline at the Petit Palais in Paris, France as Paris transforms into a giant Olympic park to celebrate International Olympic Days with a variety of sporting events for the public across the city.

A full moon rises over the Temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the seas, in Cape Sounion, east of Athens, Greece.

Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain wears the overall leader's yellow jersey, during Stage 10 of the Tour de France from Perigueux to Bergerac, France.

Canada's Marissa Papaconstantinou makes her way to the finish line after falling in the Women's 200m T44 Final at the IAAF World ParaAthletics Championships in London.

A British Airways airplane flies near a rainbow on its way to Heathrow Airport in London, UK.

Fireflies seeking mates light up in synchronized bursts inside a forest at Santa Clara sanctuary near the town of Nanacamilpa, Tlaxcala state, Mexico.

A rare white moose is seen in Gunnarskog, Varmland, Sweden.

Cypresses are seen in a field in the world famous "Crete Senesi" (Siennese clays) in Val D' Orcia, south Tuscany, Italy.

A composite image of 21 separate photographs taken with a single fixed camera shows the solar eclipse as it creates the effect of a diamond ring at totality as seen from Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee.

Fashion model and former refugee Halima Aden, who is breaking boundaries as the first hijab-wearing model gracing magazine covers and walking in high profile runway shows, poses during a shoot at a studio in New York City.

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near the village of Pallas (Muonio region) of Lapland, Finland.

Members of the cavalry rehearse at the beach of Scheveningen on the eve of a parade in The Hague, Scheveningen, Netherlands.

Two stag deer are seen through the mist at dawn during the annual rutting season in Richmond Park in London, UK.

People move up a rope running along a rock face in the Qingyao mountains outside Luoyang, Henan province, China.

Model Winnie Harlow walks on a giant catwalk on the Champs Elysees avenue during a public event organized by L'Oreal as part of Paris Fashion Week, France.

A passenger plane, with a full harvest moon seen behind it, makes its final landing approach towards Heathrow Airport in London, UK.

Doves are released for each victim of the Route 91 Harvest music festival mass shooting at City Hall plaza in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Thousands of wading birds form a murmuration as they fly onto dry sandbanks during the month's highest tide at The Wash estuary, near Snettisham in Norfolk, UK.

Mykh, a one-and-a-half-year-old great gray owl, flies through a window during a training session, which is a part of Royev Ruchey Zoo's program of taming wild animals for research, education, and interaction with visitors, in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

A remote-controlled witch on a broom flies over a Southern California neighborhood after sunset on Halloween night in Encinitas, California.

The group Colla els Capgrossos de Mataro form a human tower called "Castell" during the All Saints Day in Vilafranca del Penedes town, near Barcelona, Spain.

A composite image showing the full western hemisphere at night.

This image, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows the twisted cosmic knot NGC 2623 — or Arp 243 — located about 250 million light-years away in the constellation of Cancer (The Crab). NGC 2623's unusual shape is the result of a collision and merger between two separate galaxies.

Igor Armicach, a doctoral student at Hebrew University's Arachnid Collection, looks onto giant spider webs, spun by long-jawed spiders (Tetragnatha), covering sections of the vegetation along the Soreq creek bank, near Jerusalem.

A dog jumps into water during the "World Dog Show" in Leipzig, Germany.

Men feed seagulls along the Yamuna river on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India.

British Military Working Dog Mali poses for a photograph with his handler, Cpl. Daniel Hatley, after receiving the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, for his heroic action in Afghanistan, in London, UK.





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