The 50 Most Powerful Photos Of 2017

50 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of 2017

Here are the most influential, striking, and beautiful pictures from 2017.

Residents wade through flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Beaumont Place, Houston, Texas, August 28. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Flames and smoke billow as firefighters deal with a serious fire in the Grenfell Tower apartment block at Latimer Road in West London, Britain, June 14. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Smoke fills the sky above a burning hillside as tourists relax on the beach in Bormes-les-Mimosas, in the Var department, France, July 26. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Residents view the first iceberg of the season as it passes the South Shore, also known as “Iceberg Alley”, near Ferryland Newfoundland, Canada, April 16. REUTERS/Jody Martin

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany July 7. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

People cross a flooded street after a massive landslide and flood in the Huachipa district of Lima, Peru, March 17. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pard

A wounded man lies on the ground at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan May 31. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Photographers help a Rohingya refugee to come out of Nad River as they cross the Myanmar-Bangladesh border in Palong Khali, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 1. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Migrants try to stay afloat after falling off their rubber dinghy during a rescue operation by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship in the central Mediterranean in international waters some 15 nautical miles off the coast of Zawiya in Libya, April 14. All 134 sub-Saharan migrants survived and were rescued by MOAS. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A woman assists an injured person after an incident on Westminster Bridge in London, March 22. REUTERS/Toby Melville

People collect scattered oranges amidst rubble after an airstrike on a market in rebel held Maarrat Misrin city in Idlib province, Syria January 14. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile, September 16. KCNA via REUTERS

Hosne Ara, 4, a Rohingya refugee who fled Myanmar two months ago, listens to children singing at a children’s centre in the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 5. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

A man cries as he carries his daughter while walking from an Islamic State-controlled part of Mosul towards Iraqi special forces soldiers during a battle in Mosul, Iraq March 4. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

50 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of 2017

Ammar Hammasho from Syria, who lives in Cyprus, kisses his children who arrived at the refugee camp in Kokkinotrimithia, outside Nicosia, Cyprus. September 10, 2017. Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

Afghan policemen try to rescue four-year-old Ali Ahmad at the site of a suicide attack followed by a clash between Afghan forces and insurgents after an attack on a Shi’ite Muslim mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 25. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

A combination of photos taken at the National Mall shows the crowds attending the inauguration ceremonies to swear in President Donald Trump at 12:01pm (L) on January 20, 2017 and President Barack Obama sometime between 12:07pm and 12:26pm on January 20, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (L), Stelios Varias


Men feed seagulls along the Yamuna river on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, November 17. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

Young Hindu priests take a holy bath together as part of a ritual during the sacred thread festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal July 28. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred threads, also known as janai, for protection and purification during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Police officers stand guard during a fire at Kandawgyi Palace hotel in Yangon, Myanmar October 19. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A long time exposure shows molten lava which flows from the Piton de la Fournaise, one of the world’s most active volcanoes on the French Indian Ocean Reunion Island, February 3. REUTERS/Gilles Adt

People connect to the internet at a hotspot in Havana, Cuba, January 19. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

An exhausted Rohingya refugee woman touches the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, September 11. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

President-elect Donald Trump arrives on the West Front of the US Capitol on Jan. 20, in Washington, DC. At the ceremony, Trump became the 45th president of the United States. Scott Olson / Getty Images

A man rides his bicycle through a damaged road in Toa Alta, west of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 24, following the passage of Hurricane Maria. Ricardo Arduengo / AFP / Getty Images

50 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of 2017

Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son Aiden after rescuing them from their home surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Aug. 27, in Houston. David J. Phillip / AP

People gather to pray in baggage claim during a protest against the travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump’s executive order, at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Dallas, Texas. January 29, 2017. Laura Buckman/Reuters

A man wearing a shirt with swastikas on it is punched in the face by an unidentified member of the crowd near the site of a planned speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida campus on Oct. 19 in Gainesville, Florida. Brian Blanco / Getty Images

Thousands gather with candles to march along the path that white supremacists took the prior Friday with torches on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 16. Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

Protesters walk during the Women’s March on Washington, with the US Capitol in the background, on Jan. 21 in Washington, DC. Large crowds attended the anti-Trump rally a day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th US president. Mario Tama / Getty Images

Swedish MEP Linnéa Engström sits behind a placard placed on her desk that reads “Me too” during a debate about combating sexual harassment and abuse in the EU at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Oct. 25. Patrick Hertzog / AFP / Getty Images

A demonstrator catches fire after the gas tank of a police motorbike exploded during clashes in a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on May 3. Juan Barreto / AFP / Getty Images

Palm trees are shown ablaze as the Thomas Fire threatens homes in Ventura, California, on Dec. 5. Marcus Yam / Getty Images

The city of Mosul, Iraq, is seen in ruins following an ongoing conflict to retake the city from ISIS, on July 14. Andrea DiCenzo/BuzzFeed News

Two men carry the body of a victim following the explosion of a truck bomb in the center of Mogadishu, Somalia, on Oct. 14. Mohamed Abdiwahab / AFP / Getty Images

Rescue workers pull a rescue dog across a river at the site of a landslide in the village of Xinmo, Mao County, Sichuan Province, China. June 25, 2017. CNS/An Yuan/Reuters

Mohammed Mohiedin Anis, 70, smokes his pipe as he sits in his destroyed bedroom listening to music on his vinyl player, in Aleppo’s formerly rebel-held al-Shaar neighborhood on March 9. Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty Images

South Sudanese refugee Betty Sakala, from Central Equatoria state, laughs after being shown a photo of her daughter Mary, 2 months, as she waits to have Mary examined at a mobile health clinic run by the International Rescue Committee, in Bidi Bidi, Uganda, on June 5. Ben Curtis / AP

People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after a gunman opened fire on Oct. 1, in Las Vegas, leaving 59 people dead and injuring 546. David Becker / Getty Images

Ariana Grande wipes away a tear as she performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, in Manchester, England, following a terrorist attack at her Manchester Arena performance that left 23 dead and injured 512. Kevin Mazur / Getty Images


Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, checks her phone as President Donald Trump and leaders of historically black colleges and universities pose for a group photo in the Oval Office on Feb. 27. Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (right) and his wife Louise Linton hold up a sheet of new $1 bills, the first currency notes bearing his and US Treasurer Jovita Carranza’s signatures, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC. Jacquelyn Martin / AP

After accidentally being announced as the winner for Best Picture, La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz holds up the actual winning card for Moonlight, alongside actor Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel at the 89th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 26, in Hollywood. Eddy Chen / Getty Images

Former World War II “comfort woman” Yongsoo Lee, 89, of South Korea, stands by a statue of Haksoon Kim after it was unveiled on Sept. 22, in San Francisco. The monument was dedicated to the young women victims of Japanese military sexual slavery from 1932 until the end of World War II in 1945. Eric Risberg / AP

A man sifts through rubbish in the Yamuna river in Delhi, India, October 31. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Natan Cabral, 5, stands on the cracked ground of the Boqueirao reservoir in the Metropolitan Region of Campina Grande, Paraiba state, Brazil, February 13. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

People wearing masks dance at a square among heavy smog during a polluted day in Fuyang, Anhui province, China, January 3. China Daily/via REUTERS

Vessels that sank during Hurricane Irma are seen in a Saint John bay 12 days after the devastating storm raked the island, on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands September 16, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily, Italy February 28. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Atila, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties, falls asleep as it gets caressed by three patients at Benito Menni health facility in Elizondo, northern Spain, on March 16. Susana Vera / Reuters