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Picture Desk Editors Pick Their Favorite 2016 Images

Getty Images picture desk editors have a nearly immediate front row look at events unfolding throughout the world, with the images captured by our photographers often reaching them in a matter of seconds. The sheer volume of photographs they see on a daily basis is astounding, with the best ones having a staying power that’s […]

Year in Focus 2016: A look at the most awe-inspiring, heartbreaking, and shocking moments of the year

In 2016 we saw many things through our photographers’ eyes. There were images that filled our social media feeds and saddened us: rhinos with bloody holes where their horns should be and innocent people wounded or killed in unspeakable acts of terror. There were images that lifted us: that viral shot of Usain Bolt smiling […]

Look Back: As Brexit Unfolded, Photography Played Leading Role

In October 2015, Getty Images photographer Jeff Mitchell took one of the more poignant photographs of the migrant crisis occurring throughout Europe: a line of hundreds of people, primarily men, crossing a central European border. The image emphasized both the astounding mass of people displaced from their homes and in search of respite as well […]