Finance: 50 amazing photos taken in 2017

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A protester holds a national flag as a bank branch, housed in the magistracy of the Supreme Court of Justice, burns during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, June 12, 2017.

2017 was filled with historic moments. These shots by Reuters photographers are a stunning glimpse at what happened.

This year, 600 award-winning Reuters photojournalists worked across the world to document both major historic moments and the human stories that might otherwise have gone unnoticed.

The team won the Pulitzer Prize in the Breaking News Photography category in 2016, and in 2017, their efforts have only continued.

Ahead, take a look at 50 of the most amazing photos captured by Reuters in 2017.

Editor's note: Many of the images in this slideshow depict graphic violence and injury, and many are upsetting. All captions are by Reuters.

School children attend a yoga session at a camp in Ahmedabad, India, on January 5, 2017.

Kashmiri Muslims raise their arms upon seeing a relic of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani, a Sufi saint, being displayed at his shrine on the occasion of his death anniversary, on a cold winter morning in Srinagar, on January 10, 2017.

A commuter jumps between trains upon arrival at a station, to attend Akheri Munajat, the final supplication during Biswa Ijtema in Tongi, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on January 15, 2017.

A man rides a horse through flames during the annual "Luminarias" celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares, northwest of Madrid, Spain, on January 16, 2017.

Loved ones and mourners surround the coffins of Maximo Pepito (left), 49, and his brother Marlon Pepito, 42, victims of a summary execution by unknown assailants related to the drug war, during their funeral at the Navotas cemetery, north of Metro Manila, Philippines, on January 31, 2017.

Natan Cabral, 5, stands on the cracked ground of the Boqueirao reservoir in the Metropolitan Region of Campina Grande, Paraiba state, Brazil, on February 13, 2017.

A boy who just fled a village controlled by Islamic State fighters cries as he sits with his family inside a bus before heading to the camp at Hammam Ali, south of Mosul, Iraq, on February 22, 2017.

A girl walks amidst a dust storm on the banks of the Ganges river in Allahabad, India, on February 24, 2017.

A pro-settlement activist climbs onto a rooftop of a house to resist evacuation of some houses in the settlement of Ofra in the occupied West Bank, during an operation by Israeli forces to evict the houses, on February 28, 2017.

Damaged seats are pictured amidst rubble of buildings in the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, Syria on February 28, 2017.

A boy injured in a mortar attack walks toward an ambulance after being treated by medics in a field clinic as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq, on March 2, 2017.

A displaced Iraqi with his son prepares to get on a truck to be carried to a safe place, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq, on March 8, 2017.

A girl reacts as colored water is thrown on her while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colors, in Mumbai, India, on March 13, 2017.

Two young girls walk through a massive spring wildflower bloom caused by a wet winter in Lake Elsinore, California, on March 14, 2017.

Hindu priests sit inside a cave as they perform evening prayers on the banks of the river Ganges in Devprayag, India, on March 28, 2017.

Spanish rescuer Daniel Calvelo carries a four-day-old baby girl into a RHIB, during a search and rescue operation by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, in central Mediterranean Sea, some 22 nautical miles north of the Libyan town of Sabratha, on April 1, 2017.

Two teens demonstrate their Parkour skills amid damaged buildings in the rebel-held city of Inkhil, west of Deraa, Syria, on April 7, 2017.

An altar of a damaged church is seen in the town of Qaraqosh, south of Mosul, Iraq, on April 11, 2017.

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas grenade while clashing with riot police during the so-called "mother of all marches" against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 19, 2017.

A man driving a vintage car reacts as he passes by crabs crossing a highway on their way to spawn in the sea in Playa Giron, Cuba, on April 21, 2017.

An Indonesian man is publicly caned for having gay sex, in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia, on May 23, 2017.

Scarlet ibis fly near the banks of a mangrove swamp located at the mouth of the Calcoene River on the coast of Amapa state, northern Brazil, on April 6, 2017.

Workers clean the floor next to empty shelves and refrigerators in a supermarket after it was looted in San Cristobal, Venezuela, on May 17, 2017.

U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders react to a wall of computer screens coming online as they tour the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 21, 2017.

Imam Hatip religious school students wave national flags as they wait for arrival of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during a graduation ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 26, 2017.

A man carries his daughter on his back after fleeing their home due to fighting between the Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in Mosul's al-Zanjili's district in Iraq on June 7, 2017.

A protester holds a national flag as a bank branch, housed in the magistracy of the Supreme Court of Justice, burns during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 12, 2017.

People gather for Iftar (breaking fast), organized by Adaleh Foundation, amidst damaged buildings during the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel-held besieged Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, on June 18, 2017.

A firefighter watches a forest fire near the village of Fato, central Portugal, on June 18, 2017.

A gymnast performs on a trampoline at the Petit Palais in Paris, France, on June 23, 2017, as Paris transforms into a giant Olympic park to celebrate International Olympic Days with a variety of sporting events for the public across the city.

A woman rides a horse as the pack of riders from the 104th Tour de France cycling race passes, on July 6, 2017.

A full moon rises over the Temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the seas, in Cape Sounion, east of Athens, Greece, on July 8, 2017.

People dressed as Santa Claus take a canal tour of Copenhagen as they take part in the World Santa Claus Congress, an annual event held every summer at the amusement park Dyrehavsbakken, in Copenhagen, Denmark, on July 24, 2017.

Tourists stand on the beach and watch as smoke fills the sky above a burning hillside in Bormes-les-Mimosas, in the Var department, France, on July 26, 2017.

Residents use boats to evacuate flood waters from Hurricane Harvey along Tidwell Road east Houston, Texas, on August 28, 2017.

A supporter of opposition leader Raila Odinga gestures with a machete in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, on August 11, 2017.

A composite image of 21 separate photographs taken with a single fixed camera shows the solar eclipse as it creates the effect of a diamond ring at totality as seen from Clingmans Dome, which at 6,643 feet is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, on August 21, 2017.

Pigs are herded off a platform into water by breeders during a daily exercise at a pig farm in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China, on August 14, 2017.

Eagle Creek wildfire burns as golfers play at the Beacon Rock Golf Course in North Bonneville, Washington, on September 4, 2017.

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

Members of the cavalry rehearse at the beach of Scheveningen on the eve of a parade in The Hague, before the king delivers his speech from the throne to outline the main features of the government's policy for the coming parliamentary session, in Scheveningen, Netherlands, on September 18, 2017.

Justina Escamilla, 88, poses for a photo as she holds her wedding dress inside her destroyed house after an earthquake in San Juan Pilcaya, at the epicenter zone, Mexico, on September 25, 2017.

Residents and cars make their way around and under obstacles blocking a main road nearly a week after Hurricane Maria raked the island, in Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, on September 26, 2017.

An aerial view of properties destroyed by the Tubbs Fire is seen in Santa Rosa, California, on October 11, 2017.

Wildfires burn along the Twelve Apostles area of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, on October 13, 2017.

Roberto Morales Santos, 70, looks out after posing for a portrait in his home, damaged by Hurricane Maria, in the municipality of Barranquitas outside San Juan, Puerto Rico, on October 11, 2017.

Myeshia Johnson, wife of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was among four special forces soldiers killed in Niger, kisses his coffin at a graveside service in Hollywood, Florida, on October 21, 2017.

The group Colla els Capgrossos de Mataro form a human tower called "Castell" during the All Saints Day in Vilafranca del Penedes town, near Barcelona, Spain, on November 1, 2017.

A migrant arrives at a naval base after he was rescued by Libyan coastal guards in Tripoli, Libya, on November 6, 2017.

A Rohingya refugee boy gets a haircut at Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on November 15, 2017.


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