Reuters, as most of you probably know, is a huge international news agency and their photographers are based all around the world, capturing some of the biggest moments in history. To celebrate the year of 2016 coming to an end, check out this list of the most iconic Reuters photos of the year.


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From the U.S. presidential town hall debate to the Rio Olympics - the award-winning photographers have really captured it all. Keep on scrolling to take a look and don't forget to vote for your favorites!

(h/t: designyoutrust)

#1

Pictures Of The Year 2016

A giant panda cub falls from the stage while 23 giant pandas born in 2016 are seen on a display at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, September 29, 2016.

Reuters / China Daily Report

Arty 7 months ago

That's certainly the biggest moment of 2016: How is the world? oh, look, a baby panda! :D

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#2

Pictures Of The Year 2016

Dairy cows nuzzle a barn cat as they wait to be milked at a farm in Granby, Quebec July 26, 2016.

Christinne Muschi / Reuters Report

Veronique Anketier 7 months ago

Cows are so calm and gentle creatures. That kitty knows it.

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#3

Pictures Of The Year 2016

A demonstrator looks at a riot policeman during a protest marking the country’s 1973 military coup in Santiago, Chile September 11, 2016.

Carlos Vera / Reuters Report

Tiny Dynamine 7 months ago

This is my favourite. She's not scared at all.

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#4

Pictures Of The Year 2016

Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand stops running during the race to help fellow competitor Abbey D’Agostino of the USA after D’Agostino suffered a cramp in the 5,000m heats at the Rio Olympics August 16, 2016.

Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters Report

Daria B 7 months ago

They might have not won the gold, but they definitely won our hearts... Sounds cheesy, I know, but it's true. I hope these two ladies get all the success they deserve.

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#5

Pictures Of The Year 2016

Bjorn, aged 5, smiles as he poses with a Owl butterfly during an event to launch the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, Britain.

Dylan Martinez / Reuters Report

Yvonne Bernal 7 months ago

Excellent idea for a Mardi Gras mask. I love butterflies, we have a Butterfly Pavillion each summer at our NHM in Los Angeles.

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#6

Pictures Of The Year 2016

A protester uses a tennis racket to return a tear gas canister during a demonstration to protest the government’s proposed labor law reforms in Nantes, France, June 2, 2016.

Stephane Mahe / Reuters Report

Sourav Sahoo 7 months ago

*returns the favour*

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#7

Pictures Of The Year 2016

A sloth holds on to the post of a traffic barrier on a highway, in this handout photo provided by Ecuador’s Transit Commission, in Quevedo, Ecuador. Transit police officers, who were patrolling the new highway found the sloth after it had apparently tried to cross the street and returned the animal to its natural habitat after a veterinarian found it to be in perfect condition, according to a press release.

Reuters / Ecuador’s Transit Commission Report

Yvonne Bernal 7 months ago

His "natural habitat' is the rainforest. I am glad to report he did make it safely. HT_sloth1_...3a30d7.jpg HT_sloth1_floating_cf_160125_4x3_608-5857fac3a30d7.jpg

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#8

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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, September 8, 2016.

Lucas Jackson / Reuters Report

Meeow 7 months ago

Poor girl, she is one of the survivor and thanks for holding yourself strong and show the world.

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#9

Pictures Of The Year 2016

A remote-controlled plane in the form of a witch flies over a neighborhood as the sun sets during Halloween in Encinitas, California, October 31,2016.

Mike Blake / Reuters Report

Superluminal1 7 months ago

"I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog too"

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#10

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Horses look out a window of their stable near the village of Pontoiraklia, Greece, May 27, 2016.

Marko Djurica / Reuters Report

Veronique Anketier 7 months ago

I hope they are comfortable.

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#11

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Canada’s men’s wheelchair basketball team player Adam Lancia embraces his wife Jamey Jewells of Canada after her women’s wheelchair basketball playoff match against China at the Rio Paralympics September 16, 2016.

Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters Report

Janice Foster 7 months ago

Love!

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#12

Pictures Of The Year 2016

Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany compete in the preliminary beach volleyball event at the Rio Olympics August 7, 2016.

Lucy Nicholson / Reuters Report

Cathy Binder 7 months ago

most of these photos are either just pretty or just cute but this one is a truly powerful pic.

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#13

Pictures Of The Year 2016

A businessman looks at cherry blossoms in almost full bloom in Tokyo, Japan, April 1, 2016.

Issei Kato / Reuters Report

Veronique Anketier 7 months ago

I love this kind of tree and have some in my backyard. With the spring breezes, it looks like it's snowing, which always makes me think of that famous scene from 'Edward Scissorhands' :-)

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#14

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People walk on a sightseeing platform in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China, August 1, 2016.

Reuters / Stringer Report

Cat Meow 7 months ago

Nopenopenope. Walking SO close along the cliff would give me panic attacks. I'm already short of breath by only looking at it.

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#15

Pictures Of The Year 2016

A banded mongoose plays with a Halloween pumpkin at a zoo in Chongqing, China, October 29, 2016.

Reuters / Stringer Report

Lorraine 7 months ago

Last minute costume :D

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