What a year it has been.
Capturing some of 2017’s most iconic moments, we have seen a fantastic collection of photographs these past few weeks.
In chronological order, CNN published three selections: international, US politics and sports.
And because it’s the year 2017, let’s take a look at 17 of the most memorable moments from CNN’s international selection:
January 1 – The iconic Hollywood sign was vandalized [sic] to read “Hollyweed” on New Year’s Day. It was like that for about half a day until authorities took down the tarps that were used to change the lettering. Damian Dovarganes/AP
January 13 – A block of ice containing a drowned fox sits on the bank of the Danube River in Fridingen, Germany. The fox had fallen through the river’s ice four days earlier. Johannes Stehle/dpa/AP
February 27 – White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway checks her phone after taking an Oval Office photo of President Donald Trump with leaders of historically black colleges and universities. The image of her kneeling on the couch sparked memes on social media. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
March 25 – A supporter of US President Donald Trump is punched in the face at a pro-Trump rally in Huntington Beach, California. Fights broke out after an anti-Trump protester allegedly doused an event organizer with pepper spray, according to the Los Angeles Times. Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images
April 16 – Residents view the first iceberg of the season as it passes the South Shore, also known as Canada’s “Iceberg Alley,” near Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador. Jody Martin/Reuters/Newscom
May 13 – Melissa McCarthy, playing White House press secretary Sean Spicer, hides in some bushes during a “Saturday Night Live” skit. McCarthy has portrayed Spicer several times on the show. Will Heath/NBC/Getty Images
May 21 – From right, US President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi attend an inauguration ceremony for the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology. The facility is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Press Agency/EPA/Rex/Shutterstock
May 24 – Migrants swim in the Mediterranean Sea after their wooden boat capsized near the Italian island of Lampedusa. More than 600 people were rescued, but at least 30 people died. Chris McGrath/Getty Images
June 2 – Cecilia Wessels posted this photo of her husband, Theunis, mowing their yard in Three Hills, Alberta, with a tornado looming in the background. “Yes, he did know it was there,” she told CNN. “He told me, ‘I’m keeping an eye on it.'” Cecilia Wessels/The Canadian Press/AP
June 14 – Burning debris falls from the Grenfell Tower, a high-rise apartment building in London, during a deadly fire. Dozens of people were killed, and British Prime Minister Theresa May announced a full public inquiry into the disaster. Guilhem Baker/Rex/Shutterstock/AP
June 18 – Residents of the war-torn city of Douma, Syria, break their Ramadan fast together. Hamza Al-Ajweh/AFP/Getty Images
June 29 – A police officer looks into a large sinkhole that swallowed a car in downtown St. Louis. The car was removed by a crane. Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP
August 10 – A man walks through a thick cloud of tear gas toward riot police in Nairobi, Kenya. In the aftermath of the country’s presidential election, confrontations were reported between police and protesters. In September, the country’s Supreme Court invalidated the results of the election and ordered a new vote. Ben Curtis/AP
August 30 – An elderly patient waits to be rescued from Hurricane Harvey floodwaters in Port Arthur, Texas. The Gulf Health Care Center was evacuated with the help of first responders and volunteers. Nick Oza/USA Today Network
September 10 – Blood stains Pope Francis’ cassock after he accidentally hit his head on his Popemobile in Cartagena, Colombia. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said the Pope was bruised but OK. See photos from the Pope’s five-day visit to Colombia. Alberto Pizzoli/Pool/AP
September 29 – A jaguar kills a yellow anaconda on the Cuiaba River in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images
October 30 – A hiker walks in the U-shaped troughs of The Wave near Page, Arizona. The sandstone rock formation was created by a combination of water and wind erosion. Because of its fragile nature, access is limited to only 20 hikers per day. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images
And that’s only scratching the surface.
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