Images: Associated Press Pictures of the Year

 
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Posted12/28/2018 1:00 AM

See the best national and international images from 2018 by the Associated Press

The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush passes through Magnolia, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, along the route from Spring to College Station, Texas.
The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush passes through Magnolia, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, along the route from Spring to College Station, Texas.
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A plane drops fire retardant behind homes along McVicker Canyon Park Road in Lake Elsinore, Calif., as the Holy Fire burned near homes on Aug. 8, 2018.
A plane drops fire retardant behind homes along McVicker Canyon Park Road in Lake Elsinore, Calif., as the Holy Fire burned near homes on Aug. 8, 2018.
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Sully, former President George H.W. Bush's service dog, pays his respect to Bush as he lie in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.
Sully, former President George H.W. Bush's service dog, pays his respect to Bush as he lie in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.
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Embers fly above a firefighter hustling to control a backfire as the Delta Fire burns in the California's Shasta-Trinity National Forest on Sept. 6, 2018.
Embers fly above a firefighter hustling to control a backfire as the Delta Fire burns in the California's Shasta-Trinity National Forest on Sept. 6, 2018.
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Firefighter Jose Corona sprays water as flames from the Camp Fire consume a home in Magalia, Calif., on Nov. 9, 2018.
Firefighter Jose Corona sprays water as flames from the Camp Fire consume a home in Magalia, Calif., on Nov. 9, 2018.
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Young men climb over a fence in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, as thousands of Central American migrants rush across the border toward Mexico on Oct. 19, 2018.
Young men climb over a fence in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, as thousands of Central American migrants rush across the border toward Mexico on Oct. 19, 2018.
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Members of a U.S.-bound migrant caravan stand on a road after federal police briefly blocked their way outside the town of Arriaga, Mexico, on Oct. 27, 2018.
Members of a U.S.-bound migrant caravan stand on a road after federal police briefly blocked their way outside the town of Arriaga, Mexico, on Oct. 27, 2018.
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U.S. Border Patrol agents, left, speak with two Central American migrants as they sit atop the border structure separating Mexico and the United States in Tijuana, Mexico, on Nov. 14, 2018.
U.S. Border Patrol agents, left, speak with two Central American migrants as they sit atop the border structure separating Mexico and the United States in Tijuana, Mexico, on Nov. 14, 2018.
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A severely malnourished boy rests on a hospital bed at the Aslam Health Center, in Hajjah, Yemen, on Oct. 1, 2018. Malnutrition, cholera, and other epidemic diseases have ravaged through displaced and impoverished communities in Yemen, threatening to worsen the world's largest humanitarian crisis.
A severely malnourished boy rests on a hospital bed at the Aslam Health Center, in Hajjah, Yemen, on Oct. 1, 2018. Malnutrition, cholera, and other epidemic diseases have ravaged through displaced and impoverished communities in Yemen, threatening to worsen the world's largest humanitarian crisis.
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Eaton County Sheriff's deputies restrain Randall Margraves, father of three victims of Larry Nassar, on Feb. 2, 2018, in Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. The incident came during the third and final sentencing hearing for Nassar on sexual abuse charges.
Eaton County Sheriff's deputies restrain Randall Margraves, father of three victims of Larry Nassar, on Feb. 2, 2018, in Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. The incident came during the third and final sentencing hearing for Nassar on sexual abuse charges.
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands at the beginning of a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, 2018.
U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands at the beginning of a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, 2018.
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Rescue workers search in El Rodeo, one of the hamlets in the disaster area near the Volcan de Fuego, or "Volcano of Fire," in Escuintla, Guatemala, on June 5, 2018. The fiery volcanic eruption in south-central Guatemala killed scores as rescuers struggled to reach people where homes and roads were charred and blanketed with ash.
Rescue workers search in El Rodeo, one of the hamlets in the disaster area near the Volcan de Fuego, or "Volcano of Fire," in Escuintla, Guatemala, on June 5, 2018. The fiery volcanic eruption in south-central Guatemala killed scores as rescuers struggled to reach people where homes and roads were charred and blanketed with ash.
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Lava from the Kilauea volcano flows near the Puna Geothermal Venture power plant in Pahoa, Hawaii, on June 10, 2018.
Lava from the Kilauea volcano flows near the Puna Geothermal Venture power plant in Pahoa, Hawaii, on June 10, 2018.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone on April 27, 2018.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone on April 27, 2018.
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Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., rests her head on his casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix on Aug. 29, 2018.
Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., rests her head on his casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix on Aug. 29, 2018.
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Palestinians hurl stones during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on Oct. 5, 2018.
Palestinians hurl stones during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on Oct. 5, 2018.
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Journalists watch as Russian President Vladimir Putin gives his annual state of the nation address in Manezh in Moscow, Russia, on March 1, 2018.
Journalists watch as Russian President Vladimir Putin gives his annual state of the nation address in Manezh in Moscow, Russia, on March 1, 2018.
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks as Former President George H.W. Bush lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Washington.
Vice President Mike Pence speaks as Former President George H.W. Bush lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Washington.
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Parents wait for news of their loved ones after a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018.
Parents wait for news of their loved ones after a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018.
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Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., arrives at the Capitol for a close vote with her new daughter, Maile, bundled against the wind, in Washington on April 19, 2018. In a historic change in Senate rules, the lawmakers decided to allow babies of members on the floor during votes.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., arrives at the Capitol for a close vote with her new daughter, Maile, bundled against the wind, in Washington on April 19, 2018. In a historic change in Senate rules, the lawmakers decided to allow babies of members on the floor during votes.
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Fred Guttenberg, left, the father of Jamie Guttenberg, who was killed in the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., attempts to shake hands with Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, as he leaves for a lunch break during his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 4, 2018. Kavanaugh did not shake his hand.
Fred Guttenberg, left, the father of Jamie Guttenberg, who was killed in the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., attempts to shake hands with Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, as he leaves for a lunch break during his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 4, 2018. Kavanaugh did not shake his hand.
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Students from the Yeshiva School in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh pay their respects as the funeral procession for Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz passes their school en route to Homewood Cemetery on Oct. 30, 2018, following a funeral service at the Jewish Community Center. Rabinowitz was one of several people killed in a mass shooting while worshipping at the Tree of Life synagogue three days earlier.
Students from the Yeshiva School in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh pay their respects as the funeral procession for Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz passes their school en route to Homewood Cemetery on Oct. 30, 2018, following a funeral service at the Jewish Community Center. Rabinowitz was one of several people killed in a mass shooting while worshipping at the Tree of Life synagogue three days earlier.
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Former President George W. Bush touches the flag-draped casket of his father, former President George H.W. Bush, after speaking during his State Funeral at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington.
Former President George W. Bush touches the flag-draped casket of his father, former President George H.W. Bush, after speaking during his State Funeral at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington.
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Police charge against protesters during a demonstration by Committees for the Defense of the Republic in Barcelona, Spain, on Nov. 10, 2018. The grass-roots group organizes protests in Catalonia to press for their demand for independence.
Police charge against protesters during a demonstration by Committees for the Defense of the Republic in Barcelona, Spain, on Nov. 10, 2018. The grass-roots group organizes protests in Catalonia to press for their demand for independence.
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Pro independence demonstrators throw paint at Catalan police officers during clashes in Barcelona, Spain, on Sept. 29, 2018, as tensions increase before the anniversary of the Spanish region's illegal referendum on secession that ended in violent raids by security forces.
Pro independence demonstrators throw paint at Catalan police officers during clashes in Barcelona, Spain, on Sept. 29, 2018, as tensions increase before the anniversary of the Spanish region's illegal referendum on secession that ended in violent raids by security forces.
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Local Black Lives Matter activist Asa Khalif, left, uses a megaphone inside a Starbucks on April 15, 2018, demanding the firing of the manager who called police on two black men who had entered the store, but didn't make a purchase, resulting in their arrest. The arrests were captured on video that quickly gained traction on social media.
Local Black Lives Matter activist Asa Khalif, left, uses a megaphone inside a Starbucks on April 15, 2018, demanding the firing of the manager who called police on two black men who had entered the store, but didn't make a purchase, resulting in their arrest. The arrests were captured on video that quickly gained traction on social media.
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Aretha Franklin lies in her casket at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit during a public visitation on Aug. 28, 2018. Franklin died on Aug. 16 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.
Aretha Franklin lies in her casket at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit during a public visitation on Aug. 28, 2018. Franklin died on Aug. 16 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.
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Bill Cosby is escorted out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville, Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018, following his sentencing to a three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault.
Bill Cosby is escorted out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville, Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018, following his sentencing to a three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault.
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens to British Prime Minister Theresa May during their meeting at Checkers in Buckinghamshire, England, on July 13, 2018.
U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens to British Prime Minister Theresa May during their meeting at Checkers in Buckinghamshire, England, on July 13, 2018.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding ceremony in Windsor, England, near London, on May 19, 2018.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding ceremony in Windsor, England, near London, on May 19, 2018.
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Former Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston for the funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush on April 21, 2018. Seated in the front row, from left, are former first lady Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton, former first lady Michelle Obama, former President Barack Obama and first lady Melania Trump.
Former Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston for the funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush on April 21, 2018. Seated in the front row, from left, are former first lady Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton, former first lady Michelle Obama, former President Barack Obama and first lady Melania Trump.
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Looking west toward the White House, people fill Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington during the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control on March 24, 2018. The rally was organized following the mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14.
Looking west toward the White House, people fill Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington during the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control on March 24, 2018. The rally was organized following the mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14.
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Students who walked out of school to protest gun violence participate in a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington on March 14, 2018. The protest was in response to the massacre of 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14.
Students who walked out of school to protest gun violence participate in a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington on March 14, 2018. The protest was in response to the massacre of 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14.
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Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.
Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.
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Earnest Sweet sits while his daughters Terri, 4, center, and Anna, 7, sleep at an evacuation shelter set up at Rutherford High School in Panama City Beach, Fla., in advance of Hurricane Michael, which is expected to make landfall on Oct. 10, 2018.
Earnest Sweet sits while his daughters Terri, 4, center, and Anna, 7, sleep at an evacuation shelter set up at Rutherford High School in Panama City Beach, Fla., in advance of Hurricane Michael, which is expected to make landfall on Oct. 10, 2018.
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Devastation from Hurricane Michael is seen in this aerial photo over Mexico Beach, Fla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.
Devastation from Hurricane Michael is seen in this aerial photo over Mexico Beach, Fla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.
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Bob Richling carries Iris Darden, 84, out of her flooded home as her daughter-in-law, Pam Darden, gathers her belongings in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Spring Lake, N.C. on Sept. 17, 2018.
Bob Richling carries Iris Darden, 84, out of her flooded home as her daughter-in-law, Pam Darden, gathers her belongings in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Spring Lake, N.C. on Sept. 17, 2018.
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U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmers Samuel Knoeppel, center, and Randy Haba, bottom right, approach Willie Schubert on a stranded van in Pollocksville, N.C., on Sept. 17, 2018, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmers Samuel Knoeppel, center, and Randy Haba, bottom right, approach Willie Schubert on a stranded van in Pollocksville, N.C., on Sept. 17, 2018, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
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Palestinian women hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on May 4, 2018.
Palestinian women hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on May 4, 2018.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Johnstown, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2018, before Trump's speech during the September 11 Flight 93 Memorial Service in Shanksville, Pa.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Johnstown, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2018, before Trump's speech during the September 11 Flight 93 Memorial Service in Shanksville, Pa.
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President Donald Trump shows a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia during a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on March 20, 2018.
President Donald Trump shows a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia during a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on March 20, 2018.
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President Donald Trump holds notes during a listening session with high school students and teachers at the White House in Washington on Feb. 21, 2018. Trump heard the stories of students and parents affected by school shootings, one week after the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.
President Donald Trump holds notes during a listening session with high school students and teachers at the White House in Washington on Feb. 21, 2018. Trump heard the stories of students and parents affected by school shootings, one week after the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.
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President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12, 2018.
President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12, 2018.
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Michael Cohen leaves federal court in New York on Aug. 21, 2018, after pleading guilty to charges including campaign finance fraud stemming from hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal.
Michael Cohen leaves federal court in New York on Aug. 21, 2018, after pleading guilty to charges including campaign finance fraud stemming from hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal.
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Emergency personnel respond after a new pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a highway at Florida International University in Miami, crushing cars and killing several people, on March 15, 2018.
Emergency personnel respond after a new pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a highway at Florida International University in Miami, crushing cars and killing several people, on March 15, 2018.
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