Bloomberg’s Best Photos of 2015

Our top shots from the past 12 months.

2015 was a groundbreaking year in business, technology, economics, and politics around the world. Here are images that captured some of the most memorable moments.

The silhouette of Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple
The silhouette of Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, as he exits the stage during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday, June 8, 2015.
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
A box containing SoftBank's humanoid robot Pepper
A box containing SoftBank's humanoid robot Pepper is opened by workers from a transport company in the Orange Arch offices in Tokyo on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015.
Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg
Exhibit hostesses using smartphones during the China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition
Exhibit hostesses using smartphones during the China International Automobile Exhibition in Guangzhou on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.
Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, looks toward Thomas Perez, U.S. secretary of labor, during a Labor Hall of Fame Honor induction ceremony
Janet Yellen (right), chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, looks toward Thomas Perez, U.S. secretary of labor, during a Labor Hall of Honor induction ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015.
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
A worker installs laces on a football at the Wilson Sporting Goods factory in Ada, Ohio
A worker installs laces on a football at the Wilson Sporting Goods factory in Ada, Ohio, on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.
Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg
A National League for Democracy party supporter looks on during celebrations of election results outside the party headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar
A National League for Democracy party supporter, with party flags on his cheeks, looks on during celebrations of election results outside the party headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.
Photographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg
Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state and now a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, acknowledges the crowd during introductions at the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Des Moines
Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state and now a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, acknowledges the crowd during introductions at the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Des Moines on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015.
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
People walk past a light powered by energy from a solar-power microgrid at night in the village of Dharnai in Jehanabad, Bihar, India
People walk past a light powered by energy from a solar-power microgrid at night in the village of Dharnai in Jehanabad, Bihar, India, on Thursday, July 9, 2015.
Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg
Inflatable pretzels and a doughnut float in a backyard pool at a home off Summit Drive in Los Angeles
Inflatable pretzels and a doughnut float in a backyard pool at a home off Summit Drive in this aerial photograph taken over Los Angeles on Friday, July 10, 2015.
Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg
Police officers look on as a helicopter loaded with supplies and crew flies out to raid an illegal gold mining camp inside the Amazonian National Reserve buffering zone of Tambopata in Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Police officers look on as a helicopter loaded with supplies and crew flies out of a base camp to raid an illegal gold mining camp inside the Amazonian National Reserve buffering zone of Tambopata in Puerto Maldonado, Peru, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015.
Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg
The pet python of Chow Ka-ling, owner of the Shia Wong Hip snake restaurant
The pet python of Chow Ka-ling, owner of the Shia Wong Hip snake restaurant, sits on a table at the restaurant in the Sham Shui Po district of Hong Kong on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.
Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg
Fishing boats float in this photo taken with a tilt-shift lens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
Fishing boats float in this photo taken with a tilt-shift lens in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg
Lightning strikes the city skyline at night beyond the Golden bridge on Golden Horn Bay in Vladivostok, Russia
Lightning strikes the city skyline at night beyond the bridge on Golden Horn Bay in Vladivostok, Russia, on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.
Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), right, kisses U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after she passed him the gavel during the first session of the 114th Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), right, kisses U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after she passed him the gavel during the first session of the 114th Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
Billionaire Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank, points to a journalist during a news conference in Tokyo
Billionaire Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank, points to a journalist as he takes questions during a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.
Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg
An employee shows the curved screen of a new Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone at a Samsung Electronics news conference ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
An employee shows the curved screen of a new Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone following its launch at a Samsung Electronics news conference ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday, March 1, 2015.
Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
Ships stand under construction in this aerial photograph taken above the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea
Ships stand under construction in this aerial photograph taken above the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.
Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, speaks with a colleague at the Bank of England Open Forum at the Guildhall in London
Mark Carney (right), governor of the Bank of England, speaks with a colleague at the Bank of England Open Forum at the Guildhall in London on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.
Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
Workers walk toward wooden dredging rafts on the beach off the coast of Bangka Island, Indonesia
Workers walk toward wooden dredging rafts on the beach off the coast of Bangka Island, Indonesia, on Thursday, July 30, 2015.
Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg
A man stretches as buildings rise in the background in Hong Kong
A man stretches as buildings rise in the background in Hong Kong on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.
Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg
Donald Trump talks with a fellow Republican presidential candidate, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, during a rally against President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran
Donald Trump, businessman and Republican candidate for president, talks with a fellow Republican presidential candidate, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, during a rally against President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran at a protest event sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015.
Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg
A crew member cleans windows aboard superyacht Solandge, built by Germany’s Lürssen Werft and moored at the Monaco Yacht Show in Port Hercules, Monaco
A crew member cleans windows aboard superyacht Solandge, built by Germany’s Lürssen Werft and moored at the Monaco Yacht Show in Port Hercules, Monaco, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.
Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg
The Lomax firefighting tug, operated by Solent Towage, sits alongside the Hoegh Osaka ro-ro cargo ship, operated by Hoegh Autoliners, as it sits grounded on Bramble Bank in the Solent near Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, U.K.
The Lomax firefighting tug, operated by Solent Towage, sits alongside the Hoegh Osaka ro-ro cargo ship, operated by Hoegh Autoliners, as it sits grounded on Bramble Bank in the Solent near Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, U.K., on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.
Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
An employee performs a quality-control inspection on the assembly line at the Ford Motor engine manufacturing facility in Camacari, Brazil, on Monday, July 27, 2015.
An employee performs a quality-control inspection on the assembly line at the Ford Motor engine manufacturing facility in Camacari, Brazil, on Monday, July 27, 2015.
Photographer: Paulo Fridman/Bloomberg
Farmhands stack bales of straw in a field where soft red winter wheat had been harvested in Kirkland, Ill.
Farmhands stack bales of straw in a field where soft red winter wheat had been harvested in Kirkland, Ill., on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
Yanis Varoufakis, Greece's finance minister, speaks to a lawmaker at the Greek Parliament
Yanis Varoufakis, Greece's finance minister, speaks to a lawmaker at the Greek Parliament on Friday, June 5, 2015.
Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg
An oil platform floats near the coast of Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
An oil platform floats near the coast of Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg
An attendee takes a photograph before the start of the Google I/O annual developers conference in San Francisco
An attendee takes a photograph before the start of the Google I/O annual developers conference in San Francisco on Thursday, May 28, 2015.
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
Workers walk between rows of solar panels at the 2.3-megawatt floating solar power station operated by Kyocera TCL Solar
Workers walk between rows of solar panels at the 2.3-megawatt floating solar power station operated by Kyocera TCL Solar, a joint venture between Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing, on Sakasamaike Pond in Kasai, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, on Sunday, May 24, 2015.
Photographer: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Bloomberg
Republic of China Air Force fighter jets fly next to a chartered China Airline aircraft carrying Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwan's president
Republic of China Air Force fighter jets fly next to a chartered China Airline aircraft carrying Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwan's president, as he heads to Singapore for a summit on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015.
Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg
Sheep and goats graze near a stream in this aerial photograph taken in Tuv province, Mongolia
Sheep and goats graze near a stream in this aerial photograph taken in Tuv province, Mongolia, on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015.
Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
A green frog sits on freshly harvested bananas moving along a conveyor at the Liverpool River Bananas farm near Tully, Queensland, Australia
A green frog sits on freshly harvested bananas moving along a conveyor at the Liverpool River Bananas farm near Tully, Queensland, Australia, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015.
Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg
A nomadic woman carries a child on her back through a herd of pashmina goats at their settlement in the valley of Kharnak, Jammu and Kashmir, India
A nomadic woman carries a child on her back through a herd of pashmina goats at their settlement in the valley of Kharnak, Jammu and Kashmir, India, on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015.
Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg
A woman gets her hair styled at a salon in Santiago de Cuba
A woman gets her hair styled at a salon in Santiago de Cuba on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.
Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg
Hassan Rouhani, Iran's president, speaks during a press conference at the presidential offices in Tehran
Hassan Rouhani, Iran's president, speaks during a press conference at the presidential offices in Tehran on Saturday, Aug., 29, 2015.
Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
A worker holds crushed bauxite in a storage building at a treatment plant operated by Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee in Kamsar, Guinea
A worker holds crushed bauxite, which is refined into aluminum, in a storage building at a treatment plant operated by Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee (CBG) in Kamsar, Guinea, on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015.
Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg
The door closes on a crowded subway car at the Pantitlan Metro station in Mexico City
The door closes on a crowded subway car at the Pantitlan Metro station in Mexico City on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.
Photographer: Christian Rodriguez/Bloomberg
Xi Jinping, China's president shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama following a joint news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House
Xi Jinping, China's president (left) shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama following a joint news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.
Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer ship Kurama sails as it exits the smoke of anti-IR missile flares during a review at Sagami Bay, off Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer ship Kurama sails as it exits the smoke of anti-IR missile flares during a review at Sagami Bay, off Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015.
Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg
Workers harvest salt from evaporation ponds in salt pans at Taepyung Salt Farm, operated by Tae Pyung Salt on Jeungdo Island, Sinan, South Korea
Workers harvest salt from evaporation ponds in this aerial photograph taken above salt pans at Taepyung Salt Farm, operated by Tae Pyung Salt on Jeungdo Island, Sinan, South Korea, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
New Audi automobiles, produced by Volkswagen, sit on display at an Audi showroom
New Audi automobiles, produced by Volkswagen, sit on display in an illuminated glass tower at an Audi showroom in Berlin on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015.
Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
National flags are displayed on a residential apartment block in Singapore
National flags are displayed on a residential apartment block in Singapore on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.
Photographer: Bryan van der Beek/Bloomberg
Miners carry bags of salt at the pre-Columbian salt mines in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the Cuzco region of Maras, Peru
Miners carry bags of salt at the pre-Columbian salt mines in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the Cuzco region of Maras, Peru, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.
Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg
A road leads to the center of a tailings dam at the Fimiston Open Pit mine, in Kalgoorlie, Australia
A road leads to the center of a tailings dam at the Fimiston Open Pit mine, known as the Super Pit, in this aerial photograph taken above Kalgoorlie, Australia, on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015.
Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg
Young Rohan ducks gather in a barn where they are bred for the D'Artagnan specialty meat company in Cochecton, N.Y.
Young Rohan ducks gather in a barn where they are bred for the D'Artagnan specialty meat company in Cochecton, N.Y., on Thursday, July 9, 2015.
Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg
Shipping containers sit stacked among gantry cranes at the BNCT container terminal at Busan New Port in Busan, South Korea
Shipping containers sit stacked among gantry cranes in this aerial photograph taken above the BNCT container terminal at Busan New Port in Busan, South Korea, on Thursday, July 30, 2015.
Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
A Hindu pilgrim poses for a photograph near a bus stop in Nashik, Maharashtra, India
A Hindu pilgrim poses for a photograph near a bus stop in Nashik, Maharashtra, India, on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.
Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg
An employee looks on as a ladle is emptied in a steel mill plant at the Celsa Steel UK steel mill in Cardiff, U.K.
An employee looks on as a ladle is emptied in a steel mill plant at the Celsa Steel UK steel mill in Cardiff, U.K., on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015.
Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
A boat moves along the shore of Lake Powell in Page, Ariz.
A boat moves along the shore of Lake Powell in this aerial photograph taken above Page, Ariz., on Thursday, June 25, 2015.
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
A mechanic works on the interior of a jeepney at the Morales Motors workshop in San Mateo, Rizal Province, the Philippines
A mechanic works on the interior of a jeepney at the Morales Motors workshop in San Mateo, Rizal Province, the Philippines, on Monday, July 27, 2015.
Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg
Emissions rise from stacks at the Duke Energy Gibson Station power plant at dusk in Owensville, Ind., U.S.
Emissions rise from stacks at the Duke Energy Gibson Station power plant at dusk in Owensville, Ind., U.S., on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg
Harvested tobacco leaves hang in a shed on a farm in Vinales, Cuba\
Harvested tobacco leaves hang in a shed on a farm in Vinales, Cuba, on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.
Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg
Silver coins are melted for reuse at the Mexican Mint, or Casa de Moneda, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Silver coins are melted for reuse at the Mexican Mint, or Casa de Moneda, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.
Photographer: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg
New Employees of Seven & I Holdings rest during an intermission of an initiation ceremony in Tokyo on Thursday, March 19, 2015.
New Employees of Seven & I Holdings rest during an intermission of an initiation ceremony in Tokyo on Thursday, March 19, 2015.
Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg
Dieter Zetsche, chief executive officer of Daimler, reacts while sitting in the audience during a Mercedes-Benz event ahead of the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit
Dieter Zetsche (center), chief executive officer of Daimler, reacts while sitting in the audience during a Mercedes-Benz event ahead of the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
Red-hot wrenches after being forged on the production line at the Snap-on manufacturing facility in Elizabethton, Tenn.
Red-hot wrenches after being forged on the production line at the Snap-on manufacturing facility in Elizabethton, Tenn., on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg
Boy Scouts from Troop 5 practice saluting at an event at Hempstead Hall in Hope, Ark.
Boy Scouts from Troop 5 practice saluting before performing a color guard ceremony with the American flag at an event at Hempstead Hall in Hope, Ark., where former Governor Mike Huckabee announced he will seek the Republican presidential nomination, on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg
A woman sitting inside a Korea Train Express bullet train waves her hand as the shadow of a man is cast on the side of the train at Seoul Station
A woman sitting inside a Korea Train Express bullet train waves her hand as the shadow of a man is cast on the side of the train at Seoul Station on Monday, May 25, 2015.
Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
Billionaire Li Ka-shing, chairman of Cheung Kong Holdings and Hutchison Whampoa, reacts while speaking to the media as he leaves a news conference in Hong Kong
Billionaire Li Ka-shing (center), chairman of Cheung Kong Holdings and Hutchison Whampoa, reacts while speaking to the media as he leaves a news conference in Hong Kong on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.
Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg
Hyundai Motor vehicles parked at a delivery center at the company's factory in this aerial photograph taken in Asan, South Korea, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.
Hyundai Motor vehicles parked at a delivery center at the company's factory in this aerial photograph taken in Asan, South Korea, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.
Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
A man carrying a Chinese national flag kite walks along the Bund in Shanghai
A man carrying a Chinese national flag kite walks along the Bund while buildings of Pudong's Lujiazui financial district stand across the Huangpu River as the sun rises in Shanghai on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.
Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg