Like every other year, 2017 has also gathered some impeccable moments throughout the year and now is about to end. Over the course of the year, many different photographs have been taken that tell a story from entertainment to natural phenomenon to technological innovations to politics. Some pictures depict the joy of festive celebrations, whereas some depict the horrific aftermath of storms and acts of terrorism. Some pictures speak about somebody’s personal struggles and some shows a glimpse of resolving national and international matters.
These 20 raw pictures are so astounding that they will leave an impact on your mind because these are considered as the most powerful images of the year 2017. See them below:
#1. Hilarious Poop Time
A dog poops on the runway during an ongoing wedding ceremony while the crowd watches hilariously.
#2. A rocket launch
The launch of a Hwasong-12 missile watched by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
#3. Cherishing the festival
A girl reacts joyfully when colour is thrown on her face while celebrating a festival in India called Holi.
#4. Swearing of the 45th President of the United States.
U.S President-elect Donald Trump arrives at the inauguration ceremony on the West front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC.
#5. People praying at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
U.S President Donald Trump passed an executive order to impose the travel ban, during the protest people gathered in baggage claim to pray.
#6. The same reaction of two different people
After the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, a floral tribute in Albert Square was presented where a Muslim man named Sadiq Patel and a Jewish woman named Renee Rachel Black are showing their grief.
#7. Pope Francis Kisses Feet of a Refugee
While showing a willingness to offer hope to society’s most marginal people, Pope Francis is washing feet of Paliano maximum security prison’s inmate, south of Rome, Holy Thursday.
#8. Iraqis waiting for food.
Displaced Iraqis waiting in line to get food supplies in Western Mosul, Iraq, when Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants were battling against each other.
#9. Wushu skills
This is an astonishing display of Wushu skills on the hilltop in Kabul, Afghanistan by the students of Shaolin Wushu club. 17-year-old Hanifa Doosti is standing at the center of other students.
#10. IAAF World ParaAthletics Championships
In London, Marissa Papaconstantinou from Canada participated in Women’s 200m T44 Final. During the race, she fell down but still, she managed to make her way to the finish line.
#11. Rescuing a child
After an attack on a Shi’ite Muslim mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, there was a clash between Afghan forces and insurgents which led to a suicide attack. This child is being rescued by Afghan policemen on the site of a suicide attack.
#12. Obama’s farewell
President Barack Obama was overwhelmed and wiped his tears when he delivered his farewell speech in Chicago, Illinois.
#13. Malaysian cubs’ friend
At Cincinnati Zoo, a resident nursery dog Blakely is playing with the Malaysian cubs on March 29. Three cubs were born as a result of zoo’s captive breeding program on February 3, but the mother rejected to accept her offsprings leading zookeepers to intervene.
#14. Jewish headstones
In University City, a suburb of St Louis, Missouri, after a vandalism attack on Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, over 170 toppled Jewish headstones were seen in a row.
#15. Medical aid to the cosmonauts
NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough landed in a remote area of Kazakhstan in Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft along with two other Russian cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko and Sergey Ryzhikov. Shane Kimbrough is carried into a medical tent just minutes after he landed.
#16. Kindness of Queen Elizabeth
During a visit to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth speaks to a 15-year-old Millie Robson who was harmed in the attack at Ariana Grande’s Manchester Concert.
#17. Rescue operation
In the central Mediterranean, during a rescue operation by the Malta-based NGO MOAS ship, migrants are trying to keep floating after they lost control of their rubber dinghy.
#18. Weed nun
A 57-year-old “weed nun” Christine Meeusen (right) from California, and Sister Eevee named India Delgado, smoke a joint at Sisters of the Valley near Merced, California.
#19. Meeting of two impeccable personalities.
During a visit to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Justin Trudeau speaks to the former president of the U.S. Barack Obama at a restaurant.
#20. The Northern Lights
In Muonio region (village of Pallas) in Lapland, Finland, beautiful Northern lights called The Aurora Borealis are seen.