Key Reuters photographs from 2016


LONDON From Syria’s festering conflict to the Bastille Day attack in Nice, Reuters photographers have been on the scene to record the biggest news stories this year.

A young woman tearing off the niqab she had been forced to wear for two years until U.S.-backed forces liberated her northern Syrian village from Islamic State and a Brazilian mother cradling her daughter who was born with microcephaly are among the most memorable images from 2016.

Reuters has re-released a selection of striking pictures and our photographers’ accounts of the events behind them. They can be seen by clicking:

Among them is a shot taken by Jonathan Bachman in Louisiana of a woman in a dress calmly standing as police in riot gear confront her during protests against the fatal police shootings of two black men.

“Moments before I captured this image of Ieshia Evans I had my back turned…


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