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  • From hurricanes to solar eclipses, 2017 has been a year to remember. ABC News photo editors chose some of their favorite images from the last 12 months around the world. <br><br> A man carries his daughter while escaping the Islamic State-controlled part of Mosul and making his way towards Iraqi special forces during a battle in Mosul, Iraq on March 4, 2017. <br> <br> Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared Mosul liberated from ISIS control in July after a fierce nine-month battle to retake the country’s second-largest city, which sustained heavy damage.
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  • Remains of a neighborhood destroyed by fires in the Coffey Park neighborhood of Santa Rosa, Calif., on Oct. 11, 2017. <br><br> At least 17 fires broke out in northern California, including the Tubbs fire, which destroyed nearly 3,000 homes in Santa Rosa alone. The fast-moving, overnight flames caught people sleeping who didn’t have enough time to escape, killing dozens.
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  • The Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm in Liverpool Bay, off the west coast of northern England, is seen from the window of a plane on Nov. 8, 2017.
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  • Tyler Turco of Franktown, Colo., warms up his saddle before competing in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo on July 23, 2017 at Frontier Park Arena in Cheyenne, Wyo.
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  • Big cat trainer and presenter Alexander Lacey performs on the final day of the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus on May 21, 2017 in Uniondale, N.Y. <br><br> Known as "The Greatest Show on Earth," the circus performed the final act in its 146-year history this year.
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  • Residents were trapped and screaming for their lives as flames engulfed a 27-story apartment building in the Notting Hill neighborhood of London on June 14, 2017. <br><br>For months, relatives waited for news of their missing loved ones and in November, London police announced that the Grenfell Tower fire killed a total of 71 people, after recovering and identifying the bodies of those believed to have died in the blaze.
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  • A Rohingya man carries an elderly woman after the wooden boat they were traveling on from Myanmar crashed into the shore and everyone fell out, Sept. 12, 2017 in Dakhinpara, Bangladesh.<br><br> Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar after violence erupted in Rakhine state.
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  • A polar bear stands on a patch of ice in the Franklin Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago on July 22, 2017. <br><br> While some polar bears are expected to follow the retreating ice northward, others will head south, where they will come into greater contact with humans.
    David Goldman/AP
  • A walrus looks at a visitor, March 6, 2017, in a zoo in Hamburg.
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  • A man seeking safety walks with his hands in the air through a thick cloud of tear gas towards riot police as they clash with protesters throwing rocks in the Kawangware slum of Nairobi, Kenya, on Aug. 10, 2017. <br> <br> Violence broke out after Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta was re-elected in a race against opposition leader Raila Odinga. The contested result was nullified, and a new election was held in October, with the same outcome: Kenyatta was re-elected after Odinga boycotted.
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  • People carry an injured person to safety at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival after gun fire was heard on Oct. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas. <br><br>Stephen Paddock opened fire into a crowd of people from the Mandalay Bay Hotel, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more while they enjoyed country music.
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  • People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, 2017. <br><br> Several hundred people protested against a rally held by white nationalists angry about the city's plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Heather Heyer, 32, was killed.
    Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP
  • Former FBI Director James Comey prepares to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington D.C. on June 8, 2017. <br><br>The White House said President Trump fired Comey on May 9, 2017 on the recommendations of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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  • Autumn Stock, 12, Makaya Mackie, 12, and Lupin Amstutz, 13, from Yosemite Park High School react to the total solar eclipse in Madras, Oregon on Aug. 21, 2017.
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  • Residents view the first iceberg of the season as it passes the South Shore, also known as "Iceberg Alley," April 16, 2017, near Ferryland in Newfoundland, Canada.
    Jody Martin/Reuters
  • Police officers prepare to approach the Last Child Camp at Standing Rock in North Dakota on Feb. 1, 2017.<br><br> Native Americans and activists braced for another standoff over the Dakota Access Pipeline following President Donald Trump's order to speed up the approval process.
    Ryan Vizzions
  • Houston Police SWAT Officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son, Aiden, after rescuing them from their home surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 27, 2017 in Houston. <br><br>The storm, which was classified as a Category 4 hurricane when it made landfall and later downgraded to a Category 2, was one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, causing roughly $108 billion in total damages.
    David J. Phillip/AP
  • A team from Global Response Management provide emergency medical care at a stabilization point near the Old City in Mosul, Iraq on July 2, 2017. <br><br> Civilians, many injured and weak, were fleeing the continued battle with ISIS in West Mosul amid the ruins of the city.
    Carol Guzy/ZUMAPRESS.com via Newscom
  • A Syrian man waters herbs on the roof of his damaged building in the Syrian rebel-held town of Arbin, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on March 3, 2017.
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  • Ivanka Trump, daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, plays with her daughter, Arabella Rose Kushner, in the Rose Garden during a congressional picnic on the south lawn of the White House on June 22, 2017.
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  • Women attend a Women for Moore rally for Alabama Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore in front of the Alabama Capitol, Nov. 17, 2017, in Montgomery. </br></br>His wife, Kayla Moore, told the crowd of supporters that he would not bow out of the race after several women accused him of sexual misconduct decades ago, when some were teenagers. He ultimately lost the election to his Democratic challenger, Doug Jones, in a tight race.
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  • Demonstrators yell at a man wearing a shirt with swastikas on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, where Richard Spencer, an avowed white nationalist and a leader the so-called alt-right movement, was delivering a speech, Oct. 19, 2017. </br></br>While the event was mostly peaceful, police arrested five people, three for their alleged role in a shooting that followed Spencer’s speech.
    Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
  • A bull leaps over revelers after this year’s last running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 14, 2017. <br><br> Thousands of people attend the running of the bulls during the annual nine-day festival.
    Susana Vera/Reuters
  • Judges watch Hannu Manninen of Finland in the Men's Nordic Combined Team Ski Jumping during the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Lahti, Finland, Feb. 26, 2017.
    Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
  • Logan Dooley, a 30-year-old trampoline athlete, appears suspended in the air during the Milwaukee Gymnastics Championships, June 29, 2017, in Milwaukee. <br><br>He placed 11th in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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  • Veronica Hartfield, the widow of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer Charleston Hartfield; their son, Ayzayah Hartfield; and their daughter, Savannah Hartfield, attend a vigil at the Police Memorial Park in Las Vegas, Oct. 5, 2017, with Charleston Hartfield’s sister Denita Hartfield, left.<br><br> He was off duty attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 when he was shot and killed by Stephen Paddock, who opened fire on the crowd.
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  • A demonstrator catches fire after the gas tank of a police motorbike exploded during clashes in a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, May 3, 2017. <br><br> Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets as Maduro began the process of revising the country's constitution — a move that has raised the stakes in a bitter standoff between his government and a growing opposition.
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  • A wounded man lies on the ground after a suicide truck bombing during the morning rush in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 31, 2017. <br><br> According to Reuters, President Ashraf Ghani said the blast killed 150 people and injured over 300 others, making it the deadliest attack there since 2001.
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  • Young people protect themselves from water sprayed from a tank of the national guard, May 10, 2017, on the Francisco Fajardo motorway in Caracas, Venezuela, during protests against the government.
  • Synchronized swimmers perform during a gala event in Pyongyang, North Korea, Feb. 15, 2017. <br><br>The event was part of celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.
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  • A streaker is chased after he ran onto the track during the World Athletics Championships at London Stadium, London, Aug. 5, 2017.
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  • A man rides his bicycle along a damaged road in Toa Alta, west of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 24, 2017 following Hurricane Maria. <br><br> As of Dec. 10, 2017, FEMA has attributed 64 deaths to the storm though critics think the death toll may be much higher.
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  • Steve Culver cries with his dog Otis as he talks about what he said was the, "most terrifying event in his life," when Hurricane Harvey blew in and destroyed most of his home while he and his wife took shelter, in Rockport, Texas, Aug. 26, 2017. <br><br>The category 4 storm was the strongest hurricane to hit the area since the 1960’s and brought record rainfall and catastrophic flooding.
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  • Elderly women in the La Vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson, Texas were evacuated after this image stunned viewers on social media. The women were submerged in flood waters, which later prompted an emergency evacuation of the facility after Hurricane Harvey hit them on Aug. 27, 2017.<br> <br> Galveston County Commissioner Ken Clark told ABC News that 20-25 residents at La Vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson, Texas were safely evacuated from the flooded building. David Popoff, the city’s emergency management coordinator, told Galveston County Daily News they were rescued by helicopter.
    Trudy Lampson
  • Mohammad Mohiedine Anis, 70, smokes a pipe as he listens to music on his record player in his destroyed bedroom, March 9, 2017, in Aleppo's formerly rebel-held al-Shaar neighborhood.
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  • Photojournalist Ali Arkady documented human right abuses including torture while following elite Iraqi troops leading the fight against ISIS in Mosul, Iraq. <br><br> <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/International/deepdive/brian-ross-investigates-the-torture-tapes-47429895"target="external"><b>To read the full story click here.<b/></a>
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  • A small, overcrowded rubber boat filled with migrants passes a boat set alight by rescue crews from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) Phoenix vessel after all passengers were rescued on May 18, 2017 off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy. <br><br>UNHCR said 167,000 attempted the dangerous Mediterranean crossing and over 3,000 died, according to December estimates.
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  • The Orion Nebula and its associated cluster of young stars are photographed by the European Southern Observatory, July 26, 2017.
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  • A migrant arrives at a naval base after he was rescued by Libyan coastal guards in Tripoli, Libya, Nov. 6, 2017. <br><br>According the Guardian, as efforts to curb the migration were put in place, thousands became trapped in Libya. The UNHCR estimates several hundred thousand migrants are being held in government-run detention centers and clandestine camps run by traffickers and militias.
    Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters
  • Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway checks her phone after taking a photo of President Donald Trump and leaders of historically black universities and colleges in the Oval Office, Feb. 27, 2017. <br><br> The photo ignited a debate about decorum in the White House and Conway’s respect for the office of the president.
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  • Myeshia Johnson kisses the casket of her husband, Army Sgt. La David Johnson during his burial service at the Memorial Gardens East cemetery, Oct. 21, 2017 in Hollywood, Fla. <br><br> Sgt. Johnson and three other American soldiers were killed in an ambush in Niger on Oct. 4.
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  • A woman assists an injured person after an attack which authorities declared a terrorist incident on Westminster Bridge in London, March 22, 2017. <br><br> A 52-year old man drove into pedestrians on the bridge and later stabbed a police officer outside of Parliament, injuring dozens and killing four. The man was shot and killed by police.
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  • Bodies of Rohingya Muslim children, who died after their boat capsized in the Bay of Bengal as they were crossing over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, lie on a roadside near Inani beach near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 28, 2017. <br><br>Rohingya Muslims have fled Bangladesh in massive numbers after reports of violence and violations of human rights law. The United Nations estimates that more than 626,000 of the refugees fled Myanmar between Aug. 25, 2017 and Dec. 12, 2017. More than half of the refugees are children.
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  • Twenty-six crosses stand in a field on the edge of town to honor the victims killed at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Nov. 6, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. <br><br>On Nov. 5, a 26-year-old gunman wearing black tactical-type gear attacked the church, authorities said, killing 26 people, including one unborn child, and injuring approximately 20 others. He fled the scene after he was engaged by a local resident and was later found deceased in his crashed vehicle.
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  • John Tocco and Ursula Marinelli view the total solar eclipse in Newport, Ore., Aug. 21, 2017.<br><br> The eclipse cast a 70-mile wide shadow that traveled a path of totality across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina in just under 3 hours. NASA estimated that the event was visible to more than 300 million people.
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