The Most 2017 Photos Ever

Not necessarily the top photos of the year, nor the most heart-wrenching or emotional images, but a collection of photographs that are just so 2017. From Barron Trump with a fidget spinner to the Great American Eclipse, from Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer to Lord Buckethead in the UK, from the toppling of Confederate statues to the toppling of many men in power who stand accused of sexual misconduct, and much more. This is 2017.

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  • Saeed Khan / AFP / Getty

    Photos of Australia’s ‘Catastrophic’ Bushfires

    Images of the devastating bushfires in southeastern Australia over the past few weeks, and of those coping with the disaster

  • Marcelo Hernandez / Getty

    The Lasers of Discontent

    Images from unrest in Chile, Hong Kong, and Iraq over the past few months, where demonstrators are using laser pointers as tools of defiance.

  • Ng Han Guan / AP

    Riot Police Lay Siege to Hong Kong University Occupied by Protesters

    Some of the most violent clashes so far of the five-month-old pro-democracy protest movement in Hong Kong took place this past weekend, as riot police stormed the campus of a university where protesters had barricaded themselves.

  • Ivan Alvarado / Reuters

    Photos of the Week: Prehistoric Tongue, First Snow, Panda Scan

    Autumn colors in Belgium; chess-boxing in Paris; dinosaurs in India; bushfires in Australia; impeachment hearings in Washington, D.C.; Santa Claus in Germany; tennis in London, and much more