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: reut.rs/2gJpZw7
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…