“World On The Edge”: Associated Press Pictures Of The Year 2017


Pupy, an African elephant, stands in the doorway of his enclosure at the former city zoo now known as Eco Parque in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 12, 2017. A year ago the 140-year old Buenos Aires zoo closed its doors and was transformed into a park. The first director decided that the animals should be housed in buildings that reflected their countries of origin. A replica of a Hindu temple was built for the Asian elephants. (Photo by Natacha Pisarenko/AP Photo)


Residents watch the forest burn in Portezuelo, Chile, Sunday, January 29, 2017. The fires were one of the country’s biggest natural disasters in decades, according to a government report. (Photo by Esteban Felix/AP Photo)


Men and boys joke around as they take a break from collecting plastic and cardboard to resell, at “El Crematorio” or The Crematory, the biggest dump on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Friday, November 24, 2017. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)


A person dressed in a diabolical clown costume looks in the mirror at the start of the Zombie Walk in La Paz, Bolivia, late Saturday, October 28, 2017. The annual walk is a Halloween charity event to collect money to feed street animals, according to organizers. (Photo by Juan Karita/AP Photo)


In this March 21, 2017 photo, people stand in a bus waiting to go home after their work day at a “maquiladora” for car accessories in Matamoros, Tamaulipas state, Mexico, across the border from Brownsville, Texas. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)


In this February 8, 2017 photo, Belen Torres poses for a portrait in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Torres was beaten by her boss, just a few days after starting her first job in the capital doing administrative paperwork for an anesthesiologist, to help her family pay the bills. The doctor asked her to get high and tried to have s*x with her. After he beat her, she was able to escape and run outside, where an unknown man called 911. (Photo by Natacha Pisarenko/AP Photo)


In this June 16, 2017 photo, Batel Delciner, 23, removes wood from a furnace to lower the heat cooking sugar juice at the Ti Jean distillery, which produces clairin, a sugar-based alcoholic drink, in Leogane, Haiti. The broth is cooked for about four hours after a fermentation period of four to eight days. (Photo by Dieu Nalio Chery/AP Photo)


Rescue workers carry a body recovered from a building felled by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake, in the Ciudad Jardin neighborhood of Mexico City, Thursday, September 21, 2017. Thousands of professionals and volunteers are working frantically at dozens of wrecked buildings across the capital and nearby states looking for survivors of the powerful quake that hit Tuesday. (Photo by Moises Castillo/AP Photo)


A guest wearing a mask attends a traditional Carnival ball at the Copacabana Palace hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, February 25, 2017. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)


In this March 18, 2017 photo, a man dressed as a “devil” performs near the San Felipe church during the Congos and Devils festival in Portobelo, Panama. The biennial festival takes place in the historical town along the Atlantic Panamanian coast. The Portobelo festival, a blend of Catholic and African beliefs, was established in 1999 by the community to preserve their culture in honor of their ancestors, who were escaped former slaves from the Congo known as “Cimarrons”. (Photo by Arnulfo Franco/AP Photo)


Melinda Quispe walks on the trash strewn shore of Lake Titicaca, holding her dog in her village Kapi Cruz Grande in Peru’s Puno region, Saturday, February 4, 2017. The governments of Peru and Bolivia signed a pact in January to spend more than $500 million to attack the pollution problem of Lake Titicaca, though the details were vague. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)


Suzuki car driver Tim Coronel, of the Netherlands, is covered in dirt after completing the second stage of the Dakar Rally between Resistencia and San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina, Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The race started in Paraguay and passed through Bolivia as well. (Photo by Martin Mejia/AP Photo)


Judeley Hans Debel squats down to remove a boot from Tic Tac, holding out his prosthetic leg after his therapeutic riding lesson at the Chateaublond Equestrian Center in Petion-Ville, Haiti, Saturday, January 7, 2017. Anne-Rose Schoen, who founded the equestrian center, said perhaps the most important thing about therapeutic riding is it makes youngsters happy in a country where disabled people face enormous challenges. (Photo by Dieu Nalio Chery/AP Photo)


A woman dressed for la “La Diablada” festival walks down a road in Pillaro, Ecuador, Friday, January 6, 2017. Local legend holds that anyone who adopts a costume for the celebration and wears it at the event six years in a row will have good luck. (Photo by Dolores Ochoa/AP Photo)


American pro wrestler Sam Polinsky, a.k.a. Sam Adonis, takes the ring at Arena Mexico waving a U.S. flag emblazoned with a photo of U.S. President Donald Trump, in Mexico City, Sunday, February 12, 2017. He’s the guy Mexicans love to hate: The wrestler has become a sensation in Mexico City by adopting the ring persona of a flamboyant Trump supporter. (Photo by Eduardo Verdugo/AP Photo)


“Mike” dressed in a boxer costume takes part in the “Blocao” dog carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, February 25, 2017. Carnival went to the dogs as pet owners took to the streets for their own party, with their four-legged friends in ornate costumes. (Photo by Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo)


A woman who’s child died in a fire is held by her sister outside the children’s shelter in San Jose Pinula, Guatemala, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 photo. The fire that killed 40 girls at the Virgen de la Asunción Safe Home started when ringleaders took a match to a foam mattress to protest the abuse they had suffered there. (Photo by Luis Soto/AP Photo)


Children run off with boxes they filled with merchandise salvaged from a cargo truck allegedly set on fire by drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Several public buses and cargo trucks were torched in what military police said was likely gang retaliation for a large anti-drug operation. (Photo by Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo)


Bodybuilder Spely Laventure trains for an upcoming competition between Haiti and Dominican Republic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Laventure could not find a coach when he began training, so he studied YouTube videos and followed bodybuilders on Instagram to learn about the sport and imitate workouts. (Photo by Dieu Nalio Chery/AP Photo)


A moto-taxi driver transports a La Saline slaughterhouse customer and his newly acquired goats, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, November 9, 2017. La Saline slaughterhouse is an essential part of the economy of the Haitian capital, supplying meat to restaurants, street vendors and stores. (Photo by Dieu Nalio Chery/AP Photo)


Bolivarian National Guards fire rubber bullets as they advance toward anti-government demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, July 28, 2017, two days before the vote to begin the rewriting of Venezuela’s constitution. Protesters say the election of a constitutional assembly will allow President Nicolas Maduro to eliminate democratic checks and balances and install an authoritarian single-party system. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)


A woman presses herself against the wall as soldiers patrol an alley in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, September 22, 2017. Shootouts erupted in several areas of Rio de Janeiro on Friday, prompting Brazilian authorities to shut roads, close schools and ask for the army to intervene. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)


Zoologist Marta Llanes caresses baby chimpanzee Anuma II, left, while Ada hangs on to her leg, at Llanes’ apartment in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Llanes has forgiven them every transgression. It’s hard to stay angry at a baby chimpanzee when it clambers up your leg and into your arms and plants a kiss on your cheek in a plea for forgiveness. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)


Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stretch their arms out to collect food items distributed by aid agencies near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, on September 18, 2017. (Photo by Dar Yasin/AP Photo)


People stranded in floodwaters hold onto a rope as they wade to safety in Lima, Peru, on March 17, 2017. Intense rains and mudslides wrought havoc around the Andean nation and caught residents in Lima, a desert city of 10 million where it almost never rains, by surprise. (Photo by Martin Mejia/AP Photo)


Federal Police Rapid Response Forces fire a rocket toward Islamic State positions near the old city in Mosul, Iraq, on March 20, 2017. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)


A woman sits on a curb at the scene of a shooting outside a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on October 2, 2017. (Photo by John Locher/AP Photo)


Airstrikes target Islamic State positions on the edge of the old city of Mosul, Iraq, on July 11, 2017, a day after Iraq’s prime minister declared “total victory” there. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)


A group of migrants, left, gather around a fire to warm themselves in an abandoned warehouse in Belgrade, Serbia, on January 30, 2017. Hundreds of migrants have been sleeping in freezing conditions in central Belgrade looking for ways to cross the heavily guarded EU borders. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/AP Photo)


A man seeking safety walks with his hands in the air through a thick cloud of tear gas toward riot police, as they clash with protesters throwing rocks in the Kawangware slum of Nairobi, Kenya on August 10, 2017. International observers urged Kenyans to be patient as they awaited final election results following opposition allegations of vote-rigging, but clashes between police and protesters again erupted in Nairobi. (Photo by Ben Curtis/AP Photo)


People are thrown into the air as a car drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on August 12, 2017. The white nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There were several hundred counterprotesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP Photo)


Bodies of Rohingya Muslim children, who died after their boat capsized in the Bay of Bengal as they were crossing over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, lie on a roadside near Inani beach in the district of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on September 28, 2017. (Photo by Dar Yasin/AP Photo)


A Palestinian man leaps with a sling shot during clashes with Israeli security forces during a demonstration to mark the 69th anniversary of the “Nakba” in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, on May 15, 2017. Palestinians annually mark the Nakba Day, or the Day of the Catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled, or were expelled from their homes during the first Israeli-Arab war in 1948. (Photo by Nasser Shiyoukhi/AP Photo)


Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son Aiden after rescuing them from their home surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on August 27, 2017, in Houston. (Photo by David J. Phillip/AP Photo)


A polar bear stands on a patch of ice in the Franklin Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago on July 22, 2017. While some polar bears are expected to follow the retreating ice northward, others will head south, where they will come into greater contact with humans, encounters that are unlikely to end well for the bears. (Photo by David Goldman/AP Photo)


Jim Stites watches part of his neighborhood burn in Fountaingrove, Calif., on October 9, 2017, as more than a dozen wildfires whipped by powerful winds burn though California wine country. (Photo by Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP Photo)


Blood stains remain on pews inside the St. George Church after a suicide bombing in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, Egypt, on April 9, 2017. Bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in the northern Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing over 40 people and wounding scores more. (Photo by Nariman El-Mofty/AP Photo)


Sloane Stephens, of the United States, reacts as the lid to the championship trophy falls off during a photo app after the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on September 9, 2017, in New York. Stephens beat Madison Keys, of the United States, to win the championship. (Photo by Nick Didlick/AP Photo)


A counterprotester uses a lighted spray can against a white nationalist protester at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., on August 12, 2017. The white nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after chaotic violent clashes broke out between the groups. (Photo by Steve Helber/AP Photo)


Green Bay Packers’ Johnathan Calvin rides a bike to NFL football training camp on July 27, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (Photo by Morry Gash/AP Photo)


George Cochrum and Caroline Wheeler walk down a flooded section of Interstate 610 in floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on August 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by David J. Phillip/AP Photo)


An altar to the Virgin of Guadalupe is covered with fallen debris inside the earth-damaged home where Larissa Garcia, 24, lived with her family in Juchitan, Oaxaca state, Mexico, on September 9, 2017. The family was caught under rubble when the house partially collapsed, leaving Garcia with a broken arm and her father with a head injury. Her mother, who had to be pulled out from underneath a foot-thick section of wall which collapsed on her back, remains in a wheelchair and unable to walk. (Photo by Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo)


Quincy Andrews, left, and Josh Fournier, both of Meredith, N.H., arrive at dawn on September 24, 2017, at the summit of Mount Washington, N.H., where a water fountain awaits visitors to New England’s highest peak. The weather observatory on the summit recorded a record daily temperature high when the mercury hit 65 degrees that day. (Photo by Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo)


A resident in a nearby building watches smoke rise from the Grenfell Tower on fire in London on June 14, 2017. A massive fire raced through the high-rise apartment building in west London, killing at least 80 people and injuring many others. (Photo by Matt Dunham/AP Photo)


A despondent Mariela Leon sits in front of her home, damaged by flooding from Hurricane Irma, in Isabela de Sagua, Cuba, on September 11, 2017. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)


A body is covered with a sheet after a mass shooting in which dozens were killed at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on October 1, 2017. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP Photo)


Police surround a Confederate monument during a protest to remove the statue at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., on August 22, 2017. (Photo by Gerry Broome/AP Photo)


A man is rescued from a collapsed building in the Condesa neighborhood after an earthquake struck Mexico City on September 19, 2017. The 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico, killing hundreds of people, injuring thousands and destroying countless buildings. (Photo by Pablo Ramos/AP Photo)


Anti-government protesters work together to aim a giant slingshot holding a glass bottle of fecal matter, at security forces blocking their march from reaching the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 10, 2017. (Photo by Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo)


A fisherman casts his net from a jetty in Port Aransas, Texas, at sunrise on September 30, 2017. The costal bend area is still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Harvey. (Photo by Eric Gay/AP Photo)


Men soar through the air on their wooden sledge during a traditional Bavarian horn sledge race, known as “Schnablerrennen” in Gaissach near Bad Toelz, Germany on January 22, 2017. The race is held annually on sledges with long horn-shaped runners, which were formerly used to bring hay or logs down from the mountains. (Photo by Matthias Schrader/AP Photo)


Rohingya Muslims, newly arrived from Myanmar, scuffle for puffed rice food rations donated by local volunteers in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, on September 9, 2017. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)


A demonstrator is taken into custody by U.S. Capitol Police during a protest against the Republican health care bill outside the offices of Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 10, 2017. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)


Volunteers pick up the rubble from a building that collapsed during an earthquake in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City on September 19, 2017. Survivors quickly rallied, clambering over grotesque ruins of buildings and joining professional rescue workers to try to save friends, neighbors and strangers. (Photo by Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo)


Naseer Ud Din, a Rohingya Muslim man, holds his infant son, Abdul Masood, who drowned when the boat they were traveling in capsized just before reaching the shore, as his wife, Hanida Begum, cries upon reaching the Bay of Bengal shore in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, on September 14, 2017. (Photo by Dar Yasin/AP Photo)


A Rohingya family reaches the Bangladesh border after crossing a creek of the Naf river on the border with Myanmar, in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf area, on September 5, 2017. (Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP Photo)


An injured man is transported atop an Iraqi special forces armored vehicle during fighting against Islamic State group militants in western Mosul, Iraq, on March 14, 2017. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)


A woman holds a young injured girl as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State group militants in the old city of Mosul, Iraq, on July 3, 2017. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)


Family and friends mourn on January 1, 2017, during the funeral for Ayhan Akin, one of the victims of a shooting at a nightclub in Istanbul. An assailant, believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume, opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul’s Ortakoy district during New Year’s celebrations, killing dozens of people and wounding dozens of others in what the province’s governor described as a terror attack. (Photo by AP Photo/Stringer)


People assist a wounded woman at the Tropicana during an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Strip on October 1, 2017. (Photo by Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP Photo)


A boy rides his bike past destroyed cars and houses in a neighborhood recently liberated by Iraqi security forces, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, on March 19, 2017. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)


In this multiple exposure photograph, the phases of a partial solar eclipse are seen over the Gateway Arch in St. Louis on August 21, 2017.(Photo by Jeff Roberson/AP Photo)


Jamaica’s Usain Bolt lies on the track after he injured himself during the 4×100 m relay final at the World Athletics Championships in London on August 12, 2017. (Photo by Tim Ireland/AP Photo)


Four-year-old Macaque Niv holds a few weeks-old chick at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv, Israel, on August 24, 2017. Niv “adopted” the chicken as it wandered into their enclosure. Zoo officials say the unlikely pair have become inseparable. (Photo by Tsafrir Abayov/AP Photo)


Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini heads the ball during the UEFA Super Cup final soccer match between Real Madrid and Manchester United at Philip II Arena in Skopje, on August 8, 2017. (Photo by Boris Grdanoski/AP Photo)


A block of ice encasing a drowned fox who broke through the thin ice of the Danube river four days earlier sits on the river’s bank in Fridingen, southern Germany on January 13, 2017. (Photo by Johannes Stehle/DPA via AP Photo)


Masks representing corrupt politicians are posted on the lawn outside the National Congress building in Brasilia, Brazil, on May 23, 2017. (Photo by Eraldo Peres/AP Photo)


Men remove the body of a man killed in a blast in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on October 14, 2017. The huge explosion from a truck bomb killed at least 20 people and shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they’d heard in years. (Photo by Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP Photo)


People move through flooded streets in Havana, Cuba, on September 10, 2017, after the passage of Hurricane Irma. The powerful storm ripped roofs off houses, collapsed buildings and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline after cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)


Two Staten Island Ferries catch the last rays of the setting sun while crossing paths as one departs from and the other arrives at the lower Manhattan terminal on March 3, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Julie Jacobson/AP Photo)


Heavily armed police patrol the parade route during the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, on November 23, 2017. (Photo by Andres Kudacki/AP Photo)


A helicopter dumps water on a home as firefighters battle a wildfire in the affluent Anaheim Hills neighborhood of Anaheim, Calif., on October 9, 2017. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP Photo)


Opposition lawmakers brawl with pro-government militias who are trying to force their way into the National Assembly during a special session coinciding with Venezuela’s independence day, in Caracas, on July 5, 2017. At least five lawmakers were injured in the attack. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)


Workers try to raise the sunken Sewol ferry between two barges during a salvage operation in waters off Jindo, South Korea, on March 23, 2017. The 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country’s southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the country that continues to search for closure to one of its deadliest disasters. (Photo by Choi Young-su/Yonhap via AP Photo)


Police detain a protester in Moscow on March 26, 2017. Thousands of people crowded into Moscow’s Pushkin Square for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, the biggest gathering in a wave of nationwide protests that were the most extensive show of defiance in years. (Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo)


Costumed patients from the Nise da Silveira Mental Health Institute wait for the start of their Carnival parade, coined in Portuguese: “Loucura Suburbana”, or Suburban Madness, in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, February 23, 2017. Patients, their relatives and institute workers held their parade one day before the official start of Carnival. (Photo by Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo)


Cassio, goalkeeper of Brazil’s Corinthians, left, fights for the ball with Leandro Benegas, of Universidad de Chile during a Copa Sudamericana soccer match in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (Photo by Luis Hidalgo/AP Photo)


In this January 30, 2017 photo, boxers Idamerys Moreno, left, and Legnis Cala, train during a photo session on Havana’s sea wall in Cuba. Moreno and Cala are part of a group of up-and-coming female boxers on the island who want government support to form Cuba’s first female boxing team and help dispel a decades-old belief once summed up by a former top coach: “Cuban women are meant to show the beauty of their face, not receive punches”. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)


Federal police investigators take notes by the body of a man shot in broad daylight on a central avenue in Acapulco, Mexico, Sunday, August 13, 2017. At least four people were shot in this Pacific coast city Sunday, after Mexico had recently recorded its highest monthly murder total in at least 20 years. (Photo by Bernandino Hernandez/AP Photo)


A man walks through a door in a building that collapsed during a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City, Tuesday, September 19, 2017. (Photo by Marco Ugarte/AP Photo)


A woman is pulled to safety in a zipline harness in Lima, Peru, Friday, March 17, 2017. Intense rains and mudslides over the past three days have wrought havoc around the Andean nation and caught residents in Lima, a desert city of 10 million where it almost never rains, by surprise. (Photo by Martin Mejia/AP Photo)


An anti-government protester holds a bible under the watch of riot police during a march against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets again, one day after three people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)


Tourists ride a cable car in the form a of a Chiva, a bus used to serve rural routes, in Pitalito, Colombia, Tuesday, April 5, 2017. The ride called “La Chiva Voladora” costs about $0.70 and you zip along about 800 meters from one side of a hill to another. (Photo by Fernando Vergara/AP Photo)

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