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The 52 Most Remarkable Photographs of 2018

See the year through its most striking pictures.

With only a few hours until we ring in the new year, team T&C has pulled together the most remarkable images from 2018. From the haunting (the Parkland shootings) and inspiring (the 2018 Olympics), to the happy (not one, but two, royal weddings), relive the year through its most memorable photographs.

Drew Angerer captured this striking image of service dog Sully visiting his former owner, George H.W. Bush, as he laid in state.

Pippa Matthews attending the wedding of Princess Eugenie on Friday, October 12, in Windsor shortly before giving birth to her first child, a baby boy named Arthur Michael William Matthews.

Rihanna attending the 2018 Met Gala, in celebration of the "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" exhibition opening at the museum's Costume Institute.

President Trump meeting with Queen Elizabeth while on an official state visit to the U.K. in July.

Photographer Aris Messinis captured U.S. Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagusu at the 2018 Winter Olympics after she landed a triple axel.

Senator John McCain as his casket laid in state, following his passing in late August.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank shown here following their sentimental October 12 wedding ceremony in Windsor.

Kate Middleton with newborn Prince Louis as she departed the Lindo Wing after giving birth in April.


U.S. Olympic Snowboarders Chloe Kim and Arielle Gold win the gold and bronze medal for the halfpipe at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018.

A stunning bird's eye view of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle following their wedding ceremony on May 19.

First Lady Melania Trump visiting the Pyramids of Giza on October 6, 2018 as part of her week-long Africa trip.

Senate Candidate Beto O'Rourke and his wife Amy Sanders made a campaign appearance in the days running up to his very tight Texas race against Senator Ted Cruz.

Photographer John Moore captured this haunting photograph of a two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker during the border detention crisis on June 12, 2018.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off her book tour for Becoming by meeting-and-greeting with fans across the country, starting in her hometown of Chicago.

Immigrant children led by staff in single file between tents at a detention facility next to the Mexican border in Tornillo, Texas, as captured by Mike Blake for Reuters.

Students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School evacuating after a school shooting on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh during his U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on September 4, 2018, shown here dodging the handshake of Fred Guttenberg, a parent of one of the students slain during the Parkland school shooting.


Former White House Communication Director Hope Hicks leaving the the U.S. Capitol after attending the House Intelligence Committee closed-door meeting in Washington, D.C., as shot by Leah Millis for Reuters.

Facebook co-founder, Chairman, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg pictured here as he arrived to testify before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committee.

An aerial shot of lava from a volcanic eruption in Kilauea's east rift near Pahoa, Hawaii, in May 2018 as captured by Bruce Omori.

Christian Hartmann captured this picture of President Trump seen here visiting the American Cemetery of Suresnes on November 11, 2018. The event was in commemoration of Veterans Day and the the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I.

Lady Gaga arrives for the premiere of the film A Star is Born during the 75th Venice Film Festival wearing Valentino Haute Couture.

Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's crown prince, arrives to meet Theresa May, U.K. prime minister, at number 10 Downing Street in London on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Todd Heisler (via the New York Times) captured this image of Harvey Weinstein following his arraignment for felony rape charges in New York City.

Taken by Andrew Kelly for Reuters, two members of the group Kvinder I Dialog (Women in Dialogue) seen shopping in Cophenhagen, Denmark, this past July wearing niqabs.


Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman speaks at the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges.

Serena Williams squaring off with umpire Carlos Ramos during her Women's Singles finals match against Naomi Osaka on Day 13 of the 2018 U.S. Open.

Alexander Zemlianchenko captured journalists watching Russian President Vladimir Putin give his annual state of the nation address in Moscow.

President Trump seen here posing for pictures before speaking during a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at the White House, as shot by Susan Walsh for the AP.

Josh Edelson captured this haunting image of a deer in the aftermath of a fire in Paradise, California.

Taylor Swift performing during the final leg of her Reputation Stadium Tour in Texas.

A staff member for President Donald Trump was seen blocking photojournalists attempting to take photos of a protester at a presidential campaign rally at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana.

Joel Auerbach captured this haunting photo of parents waiting for news after reports of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, for the AP.

Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in before testifying the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

This aerial shot shows the Elah Baptist Church in North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.


The grave of Rose Mallinger, one of 11 people killed in a massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Former President George W. Bush pictured speaking in front of the flag-draped casket of his father President George H.W. Bush at the state funeral in the Washington National Cathedral.

Mark Wilson captured a now infamous moment in the Oval Office between President Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Vice President Pence.

Reuters photographer Shannon Stapleton caught adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, in a quiet moment as she put her shoe back on after a security screening in federal court in New York.

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in seen here shaking hands over the military demarcation line during the Inter-Korean Summit.

A model walks the runway at the Gucci Fall-Winter 2018/2019 show in Milan carrying a replica of her head.

Hearst staff photographer, Tyler Joe, captured supermodel Winnie Harlow outside of the Christian Dior Haute Couture show in Paris, France.

The world's largest-known round, D-color, flawless 102.34-carat diamond pictured here at Sotheby's in the U.K.


The body of iconic soul singer Aretha Franklin in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

Jim Watson captured women protesting Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill while wearing costumes from The Handmaid's Tale.

Senate Judiciary Committee member Senator Jeff Flake shown here in a moment of deliberation following a hearing regarding Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination in September.

An aerial shot of the damage on roads in Alaska after back-to-back 7.0 and 5.7 magnitude earthquakes in late November.

Metal beams prop up the Yun Tsui building in Tawan folllowing a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed at least nine people in February.

Tallahassee mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum shown here casting his ballot with his four-year-old twins Caroline and Jackson on Election Day.

Kim Kyung-Hoon of Reuters shot this haunting image of Maria Meza, a Honduran Migrant renning away from tear gas with her twin daughters in front of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Freshman Congressional representatives Sylvia Garcia, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Abby Finkenauer gathered for their member-elect class photo on Capitol Hill.

Mark Wilson captured President Trump after the lights temporarily went out during a meeting with White House Republicans following his meeting with Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki diplomatic summit.

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