25 Powerful News Photos From 2016

This has been a year of immense tragedy, dizzying highs and mind-boggling surprises. From the world’s biggest refugee crisis since WWII to the US election, there’s been plenty for us to think about—and perhaps more reason to act than ever before. Some of the 25 news photos chosen by The Atlantic are incredibly powerful (for example, Ieshia Evans calmly standing up to police officers during the Baton Rouge protests), while others are simply adorable (a panda cub taking a tumble) but all of them tell a story about the year that was 2016. See more at The Atlantic.