It's that time of year to look back and reflect, and photography is still one of the very best ways to do that.
Maya Angelou once said "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
This gallery isn't meant to represent the year's biggest news stories, although many of those moments are included. Hopefully, this gallery is a testament to the ability of photography to make us feel, and think, and connect with one another so we can remember, and maybe even look forward with clear eyes and hope.
How did I do?