Bloomberg’s 100 Best Photos of 2017

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Bloomberg presents the 100 best photos from a record-setting year in business, technology, climate change and politics around the world. Here are images that captured some of the most memorable moments of 2017.

A visitor takes a selfie at the glass-bottomed observation deck of the Lotte Corp. World Tower in Seoul on March 16. 

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Haeundae beach in Busan, South Korea, on July 16. 

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

From left: Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, Steve Bannon, Sean Spicer and Michael Flynn in the Oval Office of the White House on Jan. 28.

Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Demonstrators wave Catalan flags while marching through Barcelona to protest against alleged violence by Spanish police during an illegal referendum vote on Oct. 3. 

Photographer: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

A woman tends to her injuries in front of riot police near a school being used as a polling station for the banned referendum in Barcelona on Oct. 1. 

Photographer: Geraldine Hope Ghelli/Bloomberg

People gather at night to meet at the village headman's house, illuminated by the brake light of a tractor, in the village of Fateh Nagla, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Jan. 14. 

Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

A worker measures the concentration of harmful gases in an underground potash mine in Russia's Perm region, on Nov. 2.

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

A man rows along the Yamuna river, shrouded in smog, in New Delhi on Nov. 11.

Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

A resident walks along the corridor of an apartment building at a People's Housing Project in Kuala Lumpur on Aug. 2.

Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

A farmworker passes organic tomatoes on vines in a greenhouse at a showcase farm in Penglai, Shandong Province, China, on Feb. 16.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Yamato Transport Co. drivers stretch next to a delivery truck in Tokyo on May 30.

Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Whippets during the annual Meet the Breed event ahead of the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Feb. 11.

Photographer: David Williams/Bloomberg

Workers herd a flock of goats to their pens at a showcase farm in Penglai, Shandong Province, China, on Feb. 16. 

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

A part of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System stands near Copperville, Alaska, on Feb. 14. 

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Samsung Electronics co-Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee (center) is escorted by police officers on arriving at the special prosecutors' office in Seoul on Feb. 18.

Photographer: Jean Chung/Bloomberg

The model of an eye reconstruction rests inside the Maxillofacial Prosthetic Department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in Birmingham, U.K., on Feb. 20. 

Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

President Xi Jinping of China speaks during the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing on Oct. 18. 

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

A delegate climbs the stairs as attendants stand outside the the Great Hall of the People ahead of the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress in Beijing on March 5. 

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Amman, Jordan, on April 3. 

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Pedestrians pass a front-end loader standing amid the rubble of a neighborhood being demolished in Chengdu, China, on April 10. 

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Informal coal miners take a break underground at a coal mine shaft in Nailakh, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on March 16. 

Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

Antonio Velasquez, a 70-year-old miner and musician, stands in Cucunuba, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia, on July, 29. 

Photographer: Nicolo Filippo Rosso/Bloomberg

President Donald Trump sits in the cab of a tractor trailer during an event with truckers and truck industry chief executive officers on the South Lawn of the White House on March 23. 

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Demonstrators clash with Venezuelan National Guard officers during an anti-government protest in Caracas on April 4. 

Photographer: Wil Riera/Bloomberg

A customer scans shelves that are nearly empty while shopping at a supermarket in Caracas on July 25. 

Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

A member of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela sits outside a polling station in Caracas during Venezuela's nationwide mayoral elections on Dec. 10. 

Photographer: Wil Riera/Bloomberg

A worker stands near racks of imported pork bellies on a production line in Zhengzhou, China, on April 13. 

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Cleaners with mops and buckets sit beneath a wall mural at the Auto Shanghai 2017 show on April 19. 

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Pedestrians use smartphones in front of the Mizuho Financial Group Inc. headquarters in Tokyo on April 21.

Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Steam rises from the Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery at sunrise in Roxana, Illinois, on April 24. 

Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron as other world leaders look on during a NATO summit in Brussels on May 25. 

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court pose for a group photograph in Washington on June 1.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

An employee at a metal scrapyard in an Agha Steel Industries Ltd. plant in Karachi, Pakistan, on June 3. 

Photographer: Asim Hafeez/Bloomberg

A worker welds steel pipe at a mill in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on June 8. 

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Employees examine vials of adrenaline hydrochloride injection solution at a facility in Wuhan, China, on June 13. 

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

A worker holds a large, rough diamond at a diamond processing and valuation center in Windhoek, Namibia, on June 14.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Employees remove cockpit window covers from an Embraer SA E195-E2 aircraft during the 53rd International Paris Air Show on June 20. 

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Customers use smartphones while watching a styling session at a FashionValet store in Kuala Lumpur on June 20. 

Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Workers don protective clothing before entering a sand-blasting chamber at a factory in Qidong, China, on June 22. 

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

A demonstrator protesting cuts to Medicaid is carried away from the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Washington on June 22. 

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Attendees play Activision Blizzard Inc.'s Overwatch computer game at the AOC Open e-Sports event in Tokyo on July 1. 

Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

People walk under a bridge near the Esplanade Theater in Singapore on July 12.

Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg

Turks wave the national flag during a march on the anniversary of last year's failed coup in Istanbul on July 15. 

Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

A woman uses a smartphone to take a photograph of the Port of Busan, illuminated in Busan, South Korea, on July 16. 

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

A worker stands on a crane's main hoist line, high above stacked containers, at a depot in Bangkok on July 21. 

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks with attendees dressed in costume during an event for Britain's new 10-pound note in Winchester, U.K., on July 18. 

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

A currency dealer counts bundles of naira banknotes for exchange in Lagos, Nigeria, on July 26. 

Photographer: Tom Saater/Bloomberg

Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd., in London on July 26. 

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

A man walks by hundreds of painted fishing boats at the Soumbedioune fish market in Dakar, Senegal, on July 28. 

Photographer: Xaume Olleros/Bloomberg

Traders signaling on the floor of the open outcry pit at the London Metal Exchange Ltd. on July 31. 

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

A water pool at the bottom of an open mine near Kalgoorlie, Australia, on Aug. 6.

Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

A front-end loader moves granulated monoammonium phosphate to a storage warehouse at a fertilizer plant in Cherepovets, Russia, on Aug. 9. 

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Toshiba Corp. President Satoshi Tsunakawa leaves a news conference in Tokyo on Aug. 10. 

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

The solar eclipse darkens Carbondale, Illinois, on Aug. 21. 

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Residents sit in the back of a truck in Spring, Texas, waiting to be rescued from Hurricane Harvey's rising floodwaters on Aug. 28.

Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

A vehicle passes through flooded streets near homes destroyed by Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 25.

Photographer: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg

Eugene Mutai, a bitcoin "miner" and software developer, with cryptocurrency mining machines at his home in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sept. 9. 

Photographer: Luis Tato/Bloomberg

Ride-sharing bicycles piled in Shanghai on Sept. 12. 

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Chairman Jack Ma gestures during an interview at Alibaba Group's headquarters in Hangzhou, China, on Sept. 9. 

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

A Mercedes-Benz AMG Project One hypercar at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show on Sept. 11. 

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

An attendee sits in an experience booth for Nissan Motor Co.'s IMx electric concept vehicle at the Tokyo Motor Show on Oct. 25. 

Photographer: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg

Henrik Bunge, chief executive officer of Bjorn Borg AB sits for a photograph in Stockholm on Sept. 26. 

Photographer: Mikael Sjoberg/Bloomberg

The Sydney Opera House is illuminated at dusk on Sept. 29. 

Photographer: Cole Bennetts/Bloomberg

Powerpacks await use in the world's largest lithium-ion battery during a Tesla Inc. event at the Hornsdale wind farm near Jamestown, South Australia, on Sept. 29. 

Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

The CN Tower rises behind the skylines of Mississauga and Toronto in an aerial photograph taken above Ontario, Canada, on Oct. 2. 

Photographer: James MacDonald/Bloomberg

Attendees view a cloud display during the Mobile World Conference Americas event in San Francisco on Sept. 12. 

Photographer: Cayce Clifford/Bloomberg

Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May exit the stage after her speech at the Conservative Party's annual conference in Manchester, U.K., on Oct. 4.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble makes his way to a news conference following an Ecofin meeting of European finance ministers in Luxembourg on Oct. 10. 

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

A pedestrian walks past a mural outside the railway station in Fukui, Japan, on Oct. 11. 

Photographer: Shiho Fukada/Bloomberg

Wine drips from a vat after wildfires burned the Paradise Ridge Vineyards and Winery in Santa Rosa, California, on Oct. 12. 

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Hiroya Kawasaki, president and chief executive officer of Kobe Steel Ltd., bows while leaving a news conference in Tokyo on Oct. 13. 

Photographer: Shiho Fukada/Bloomberg

A worker monitors furnaces at a copper refinery in Norilsk, Russia, on Oct. 19.

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington on Oct. 18.

Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

A man peers through a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Oct. 31. 

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

A worker stands on a dike between flooded cranberry bogs during harvest in Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, on Oct. 18. 

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Boris Blatnik, chief strategy officer of KannaSwiss, poses with legal hash bricks inside a greenhouse facility in Koelliken, Switzerland, on Oct. 19. 

Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

Customers wait on line to enter a discount event at a Supermercado Guanabara SA store in Rio de Janeiro on Oct. 20. 

Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

A supporter of Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's president, salutes from the crowd in Nairobi, Kenya, on Oct. 23. 

Photographer: Luis Tato/Bloomberg

Sweat drips from the nose of a Royal Guard before the cremation of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok on Oct. 26.

Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

Vapor rises from smoke stacks at a petrochemical plant in Muroran, Japan, on Oct. 27.

Photographer: Eiji Ohashi/Bloomberg

Jin Liqun, president of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, sits for a photograph in Hong Kong on Oct. 31. 

Photographer: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

A merchant holds a bird for sale at a market in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Nov. 3. 

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Newly recruited employees participate in a military-style exercise at Bank of Taizhou Co.'s training facility in Taizhou, China, on Nov. 7. 

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

A skipper discards the innards of gutted fish in the seas off Newlyn, U.K., on Nov. 26. 

Photographer: Annie Sakkab/Bloomberg

Matthias Mueller, chief executive officer of Volkswagen AG, at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 6.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, drinks from an oversized coffee mug during an open meeting in Washington on Nov. 16.

Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife, Louise Linton, hold a 2017 50 subject uncut sheet of $1 dollar notes bearing Mnuchin's name at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing on Nov. 15. 

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany reacts to the collapse of coalition talks in Berlin on Nov. 21. 

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas stand in formation during a meeting in Choco Department, Colombia, on Nov 17. 

Photographer: Ivan Valencia/Bloomberg

A worker wearing a protective mask cuts a sheet of steel at a factory in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, on Nov. 21. 

Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Master Distiller Heinz-Detlef Fritz of Mast-Jaegermeister SE holds a glass of Jaegermeister fruit liquor over a lamp during a quality check in Wolfenbuettel, Germany, on Nov. 22. 

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

An employee inspects a Leica Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 Aspherical lens on the assembly line at the Leica Camera AG factory in Wetzlar, Germany, on Nov. 28. 

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, pauses while speaking to members of the media at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 28. 

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A statue of a defiant girl stands facing the Charging Bull sculpture in New York's Financial District on March 8. 

Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

Senator Al Franken (center), Democrat of Mnnesota, walks away from the U.S. Capitol with his wife, Franni Bryson, on Dec. 7, after announcing hewould resign over allegations that he had groped or forcibly tried to kiss several women.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A coal-fired power plant stands along the Ohio River in Stratton, Ohio, on Dec. 4. 

Photographer: Justin Merriman/Bloomberg

Power supply units and cooling fans sit on shelves linked to cryptocurrency mining machines at a mining "hotel" in Moscow on Dec. 9. 

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Roy Moore, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, departs on horseback after casting his ballot at a polling location in Gallant, Alabama, on Dec. 12. 

Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Farmers harvest corn in Princeton, Illinois, on Oct. 9.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump, from right, and U.S. President Donald Trump, walk with former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama towards the Executive One helicopter during the 58th presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. on  Jan. 20.

Photographer: John Angelillo/Pool via Bloomberg