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News stories of 2018 in pictures

As the year draws to an end, it’s an opportune moment to pause, reflect and allow the news stories of 2018 stir in the mind. But we’re pretty sure you don’t want to read every single news headline of the year, so we’ve put together a month-by-month gallery to allow your eyes to take a gentle saunter down memory lane. Got your tea or coffee ready? Let’s go.


Scheveningen, Netherlands. 1st Jan, 2018. The traditional New Year's dive (Niuewjaarsduik) in front of the Kurhaus and next to the pier of Scheveningen. Credit: Kim Kaminski/Alamy Live News

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Live news: Melbourne Centre, Melbourne, Australia. 23rd Jan, 2018. Australian Open Tennis; Clara Burel (Fra) Credit: Action Plus Sports/Alamy Live News
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New York, United States. 28th Jan, 2018. Bruno Mars arrives in the press room with his six Grammy Awards at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 28, 2018. The CBS network will broadcast the show live
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M5RX5F Rome, Italy. 26th Feb, 2018. Burian, a freezing wind from Siberia hits Rome with icy temperatures and snow. Credit: Fabrizio Troiani/Alamy Live News
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Menton, France - February 17, 2018: 85e Fete du Citron / 85th Lemon Festival in Menton: Bollywood / Bioves Garden, Jardin Bioves Night Shots Credit: Mandoga Media/Alamy Live News
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An art installation in Chester Cathedral entitled "Our Colour Reflection" The piece was created by artist Liz West and aims to create a conversation between the viewer and the setting using hundreds of mirrors made of coloured acrylic. Picture Credit: Bri
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Bonchester Bridge, Hawick, Scottish Borders, UK. 17th March 2018. Horses in New Zealnd winter rugs in snowfall near Bonchester Bridge in the Scottish Borders. Credit: Chris Strickland / Alamy Live News
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London, UK. 10 March 2018. Gemma Arterton, actress, joins thousands of women taking part in the annual Million Women Rise march and rally, walking from Oxford Street to Trafalgar Square to protest against male violence towards women. Credit: Stephen C
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Dhaka, Bangladesh. 1st Mar, 2018. A celebration of youth with splashes of colours during the Holi festival. The photograph was taken at the Dhakeshwari temple. Credit: SK Hasan Ali/Alamy Live News
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Aberystwyth Wales UK, Thursday 15 March 2018UK Weather: At dusk on a mild and calm March day, a group of your Aberystwyth university students - wearing wet suits ! - make the most of the conditions to go jumping and diving off the wooden pier into t
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London, UK. 23rd Apr, 2018. Kate (Catherine Middleton) Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William Duke of Cambridge with their third child, at Lindo Wing, St. Mary's Hospital, London. Credit: Paul Marriott/Alamy Live News
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Toronto, Canada. 24th Apr, 2018. A makeshift memorial is on display along Yonge Street in northern Toronto, Canada on April 23, 2018, hours after a man plowed a white van into pedestrians, killing 10 pedestrians and injuring 15. The driver, Alek Minassian
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A peaceful demonstration in Windrush Square, Brixton, outside the Black Cultural Archives, to show solidarity with members of the Windrush Generation who face deportation:
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April News - Washington, United States. 02nd Apr, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump (C) and first lady Melania Trump (L) walk out onto the Truman Balcony with a person in an Easter Bunny costume during the 140th annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White Ho
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April news - Gaza. 6th Apr, 2018. Palestinian protesters run for cover from tears gas canisters fired by Israeli troops during clashes on the Gaza-Israel border, east of Gaza City on April 6, 2018. Hundreds of Palestinian demonstrators began Friday to set fire to doze
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Hawaii, USA. 20th May 2018. Channelized lava streams down fissure 20 into a massive ground crack from the eruption of the Kilauea volcano May 20, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. Credit: Planetpix/Alamy Live News
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Windsor, UK. 19th May, 2018. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, sit in an Ascot Landau for a carriage procession among 110,000 well-wishers on the streets of Windsor and on the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park following the
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Washington, United States. 08th May, 2018. President Donald Trump holds up a National Security Presidential Memorandum that he signed after announcing his decision to end the United States participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Acation (JCPOA) w
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London, UK. 27th May, 2018. UK Weather: Lightning strike over The Shard skyscraper building. Thunderstorms swept across Britain Saturday night of the May Bank Holiday. © Guy Corbishley/Alamy Live News
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Dhaka, Bangladesh. 1st May, 2018. Muslims pray during a special prayer at the National Mosque of Bangladesh to mark Shab-e-Barat or 'night of forgiveness' in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 01, 2018.Muslims mark the night of Shab-e-Barat, one of the holiest nig
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Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territory. 14th May, 2018. Palestinian protesters gather during clashes with Israeli security froces in a tent city protest where Palestinians demand the right to return to their homeland, on the occasion of the 70th a
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Moscow, Russia. 27th June, 2018. MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 27, 2018: A Mexican football fan in an Indian headdress with Russian and Mexican national flags in Nikolskaya Street in central Moscow during FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. Alexander Ryumin/TASS Credit:
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La Malbaie, Canada. 09th June, 2018. HANDOUT - 09 June 2018, Charlevoix, La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU, C) speaking with US President Donald Trump (r) during proceedings on the sidelines of the official order of business
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London, UK. 20th June, 2018. Dancers from Semaphore Ballet Company perform at sunrise in Greenwich Park on the last sunrise of spring before the summer solstice. Beth Wareing is choreographed by Semaphore Ballet Company founder and artistic director: Mais
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London, UK. 11th June 2018. The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC), the City of London?s Reserve Army Regiment, fire a 62 Gun Royal Salute at the Tower of London in honour of the 97th birthday of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.. T
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Shepton Mallet, UK, 2nd Jun 2018. Cool sheep in sunglasses in the Grand Parade at the 155th Bath and West Show 2018, James Thomas/Alamy Live News
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Glasgow, UK. 2nd Jun, 2018. Courtney Barnett in concert at The Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, Great Britain 2nd June 2018 Credit: Stuart Westwood/Alamy Live News
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P7WAGE Plymouth, UK. 9th July 2018. UK Weather - The heatwave continues in the South West of England with no sign of it breaking as people soak up the sunshine on Plymouth Hoe. Credit: Terry Mathews/Alamy Live News
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PBPJR6 a beautiful picture of the "blood moon" total eclipse on the 27th of July 2018 from Brunate, Como, Italy
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P91M1T London, UK, London, UK. 14th July 2018. The Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Day 12 womens singles final; Angelique Kerber (GER) kisses with the Ladies Single Trophy after defeating Serena Williams (USA) in the final Credit: Action Plus Sports Images/Alamy Live News Credit: Action Plus Sports Images/Alamy Live News
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P7ACDT Maryland, USA. 4th July, 2018. July 4, 2018, Washington, DC - Fireworks display on the National Mall as seen from the Marine Corps Memorial located in Arlington Virginia. Credit: Michael Jordan/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News
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PCG1JE Edinburgh, Scotland, UK; 2 August, 2018. On day before official opening of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018, performers are active on the Royal Mile handing out fliers and meeting the public. Pictured; Lucille and Cecilia from Bang Average Theatre, performing a surreal comedy sea lion play. Credit: Iain Masterton/Alamy Live News
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PD8FDR Wenzhou. 8th Aug, 2018. People practice line dancing at a square in Wenzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, Aug. 8, 2018, the National Fitness Day. Credit: Su Qiaojiang/Xinhua/Alamy Live News
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PE275P St Petersburg, Russia. 12th Aug, 2018. ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - AUGUST 12, 2018: Stand up paddle boarders take part in the 2018 Fontanka-SUP surfing festival in the Moika and the Fontanka Rivers, the Kryukov and the Griboyedov Canals. Peter Kovalev/TASS Credit: ITAR-TASS News Agency/Alamy Live News
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PF6TY1 Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 19th August, 2018. The world-famous production of Royal de Luxe makes its Dutch premiere in the European Capital of Culture. Over the course of three days, these towering giants walk the streets of Leeuwarden and provide an unforgettable experience with their 'Big Skate in the Ice' show. Royal de Luxe is an extraordinary street theatre company. The company flies around the world with their impressive Giants, puppets several meters high and taller than the buildings around them. Credit: Ricardo Hernandez/Alamy Live News
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PGK40F London, UK. 27 August 2018. A performer takes part in The Grand Finale parade at the Notting Hill Carnival. Over one million revellers are expected to visit Europe's biggest street party over the Bank Holiday Weekend in a popular annual event celebrating Caribbean culture. Credit: Stephen Chung / Alamy Live News
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PDCKDG Serra de Monchique, Algarve, Portugal. 8 Aug 2018. Air support dropping water on the burning mountains. Credit: Craig Rogers/Alamy Live News
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PE231D Berlin, Germany, 11 Aug 2018. Dina Asher-Smith (gold) celebrates with the British flag after the Women's 200m on Day 5 of the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany Credit: Ben Booth/Alamy Live News
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PDC8HW Lombok, Indonesia. 8th Aug, 2018. Search And Rescue (SAR) team work at a collapsed mosque in North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, Aug. 8, 2018. Death toll from Sunday's 7.0-magnitude quake in Indonesia reached 131 on Wednesday, according to Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). Credit: Agung Kuncahya B./Xinhua/Alamy Live News
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PJ676W Kyrgyzstan. 04th Sep, 2018. ISSYK-KUL REGION, KYRGYZSTAN - SEPTEMBER 4, 2018: A woman shoots a bow and arrow with her feet at the 2018 World Nomad Games held in the town of Cholpon-Ata, Issyk-Kul Region, Kyrgyzstan, every two years and including 37 ethnic sporting events, such as horse riding, national wrestling, martial arts, traditional mind games, archery, hunting, etc. Viktor Drachev/TASS Credit: ITAR-TASS News Agency/Alamy Live News
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PN6YGR Yinchuan, China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. 20th Sep, 2018. People stage a performance during a grand gathering held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region at Helan Mountain Stadium in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Sept. 20, 2018. Credit: Chen Jianli/Xinhua/Alamy Live News
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PMTTA5 Oban, Scotland. 19th Sep 2018. UK Weather: A thunderstorm announces the arrival of Storm Ali just after 12:30am into the western isles of Scotland. Credit: Nick Edgington/Alamy Live News
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PM9MKK Inter-Korean Summit, Sep 18, 2018 : North Koreans wave as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-In move in a car parade from the Pyongyang Sunan International Airport to the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang, North Korea. EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool/AFLO) (NORTH KOREA) Credit: Aflo Co. Ltd./Alamy Live News
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PJWRK3 New York, USA. 8th September 2018. US Open Tennis: Naomi Osaka of Japan kisses the US Open trophy aloft after defeating Serena Williams in the US Open women's final. Williams was penalized a game at 4-3 in the final set, which added controversy to the match. Credit: Adam Stoltman/Alamy Live News
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PJF38M Los Angeles, United States. 06th Sep, 2018. General overall view of Nike ad featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the "Just Do It" campaign on the side of building on S. Broadway between Washington and West 18th Street. ?Believe in something,? the advertisement reads in white letters in front of a black-and-white portrait of Kaepernick. ?Even if it means sacrificing everything.? Photo via Credit: Newscom/Alamy Live News
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PJF12B Los Angeles, California, USA. 6th Sep, 2018. Gregg Donovan places flowers on Burt Reynolds's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles, Thursday Sept. 6, 2018. Reynolds died at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida at age 82. Credit: Ringo Chiu/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News
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PTDY4F Washington, United States. 09th Oct, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump announces that he has accepted the resignation of Nikki Haley as US Ambassador to the United Nations, in the Oval Office on October 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump said that Haley will leave her post by the end of the year. Credit: Mark Wilson/UPI Photo/Newscom/Alamy Live News
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PT5CMK Tarragona, Spain. 7 October, 2018: A human tower of the 'Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls' collapses during day three of the 27th Tarragona Human Tower Competition in Tarragona. The competition takes place every other year and features the main 'Castellers' teams (colles) of Catalonia during a three day event organized by the Tarragona City Hall Credit: Matthias Oesterle/Alamy Live News
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PRN7H3 Paris, France. 3 October 2018. A full size Bugatti Chiron made of Lego on display at Paris Motor Show. © David Bertho / Alamy Live News
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PRF19K Kolkata, India. 02nd Oct, 2018. People wear mask of Mahatma Gandhi and participate in a walk organized by Ministry of Culture and Indian Museum to commemorate the Mahatma Gandhi 149th birth anniversary. Credit: Saikat Paul/Pacific Press/Alamy Live News
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N00XWB Teignmouth, Devon. 12th Oct 2018. UK Weather: Storm Callum. Soaked at Teignmouth Credit: nidpor/StockimoNews/Alamy Live News
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PWP936 Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 17th Oct, 2018. Cannabis is legal in Canada in October 17th. Recreational use of cannabis is allowed for adults over 19 years of age. People gather in Toronto to celebrate the legalization of cannabis. Credit: Johnny De Franco/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News
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PW5WH9 London, UK. 12th Oct, 2018. Sotheby's staff members present Banksy's "Love is in the Bin" in London, Britain on Oct. 12, 2018. Originally titled "Girl with Balloon", the British street artist Banksy made his painting self-destruct on Oct. 5 moments after it was auctioned for 1.042 million British pounds (1.37 million U.S. dollars) at Sotheby's in London. Credit: Ray Tang/Xinhua/Alamy Live News
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R4521G Windsor, UK. 25th November, 2018. Runners dressed as Santa Claus and his reindeer take part in the 2018 Santa Dash in aid of the Alexander Devine children's hospice on the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park. Credit: Mark Kerrison/Alamy Live News
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R0HKRY Westminster, London, UK, 5th Nov 2018. A puppet of Theresa May is part of the human chain. Protesters form a human chain from Downing Street to Parliament Square in Westminster.'The Last Mile', a mass lobby in Westminster, is organised by anti-Brexit organisation The Three Million, highlighting that no withdrawal agreement has been published yet regarding EU citizens in the UK. Credit: Imageplotter News and Sports/Alamy Live News
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R0HW7M Lewes, East Sussex, UK. 5th November 2018. Bonfire celebrations in Lewes, East Sussex. The town is famous for its annual event different bonfire societies gather in their thousands, to celebrate the foiling of the 1605 gunpowder plot, before blowing up various satirical tableaux. ©?Peter Cripps/Alamy Live News
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R2D5WK Xichang. 19th Nov, 2018. China sends two new satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, at 2:07 a.m. on Nov. 19, 2018. Credit: Ju Zhenhua/Xinhua/Alamy Live News
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R31D16 Phnom Penh. 21st Nov, 2018. Boat racers take part in the Water Festival in the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Nov. 21, 2018. Cambodia began to celebrate the three-day Water Festival here on Wednesday with boat races attracting tens of thousands of spectators from across the kingdom. Credit: Sovannara/Xinhua/Alamy Live News
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R4YWF3 Berlin, Germany. 29th Nov, 2018. Dancers of the Shanghai Ballet show a choreography in the Bode-Museum. On 01.12.2018 the performance will celebrate its German premiere. Credit: Britta Pedersen/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Alamy Live News
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R49JKW Abu Dhabi, UAE. 25th Nov, 2018. HAMILTON Lewis (gbr), Mercedes AMG F1 Petronas GP W09 Hybrid EQ Power , portrait podium ambiance during the 2018 Formula One World Championship, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from November 22 to 25 in Yas Marina - Photo Francois Flamand/DPPI Motorsports: FIA Formula One World Championship 2018, Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, World Championship;2018;Grand Prix;Abu Dhabi, #44 Lewis Hamilton (GBR, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team), 25.11.2018. | usage worldwide Credit: dpa picture alliance/Alamy Live News
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R5JP6N Paris, France. 1st December, 2018. Firefighters extenguishing a car on fire during the Yellow Vests protest against Macron politic. Credit: Guillaume Louyot/Alamy Live News
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R5JJ5K Tijuana, Mexico. 1st December 2018. Soldiers of the US Customs and Border Protection Agency are standing in the smoke during an exercise at the border to Mexico. Mexico shares a border of about 3200 kilometers with the USA. More than 6000 migrants from Central America are currently waiting in the border town of Tijuana to apply for asylum in the USA. They flee violence and poverty in their home countries. On 01.12.2018 the left-wing politician Lopez Obrador was sworn in as the new president in Mexico. Credit: Jair Cabrera Torres/dpa/Alamy Live News
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R5DF5C Inner Mongolia, ChinaWulatehou Banner, Bayan Nur of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. 1st Dec, 2018. Herdsmen riding camels enter the venue of an international camel cultural festival held in Wulatehou Banner, Bayan Nur of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Dec. 1, 2018. The three-day festival opened here on Saturday. Credit: Yu Dongsheng/Xinhua/Alamy Live NewsInner Mongolia, China. 1st December 2018. Credit: Xinhua/Alamy Live News
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Alamy Live News. R834RG New York, USA. 12th Dec, 2018. A federal judge sentenced Trump's former lawyer MICHAEL COHEN to three years in prison on Wednesday following Cohen's guilty pleas to a number of political and finance crimes. Those three years would be followed by three years of supervised release, and Cohen also is subject to forfeiture of $500,000, restitution of $1.4 million and a $50,000 fine. Pictured: August 21, 2018 - New York, New York, U.S. - President Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves Federal Court after making a plea deal. This is an Alamy Live News image and may not be part of your current Alamy deal . If you are unsure, please contact our sales team to check.
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R7WP6Y Strasbourg, France. 12 December 2018, France (France), Strasbourg: Police forces secure an entrance to the Old Town and thus to the Christmas market. Following an attack in the Strasbourg Christmas market area, anti-terrorism specialists from the Paris public prosecutor's office have taken over the investigation. Photo: Christoph Schmidt/dpa Credit: dpa picture alliance/Alamy Live News
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R6DAJT Washington, United States. 05th Dec, 2018. Former President George W. Bush speaks during the State Funeral for his father, former President George H.W. Bush, at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, December 5, 2018, in Washington, DC. Credit: Alex Brandon/UPI Photo/Newscom/Alamy Live News
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R5P7JR Los Angeles, California, USA. 1st December, 2018. (in color trunks) Deontay Wilder knocks down Tyson Fury a 2nd time in the 12 round at the Staple Center Saturday. The fight was draw between both fighters from the judges scoring . Los Angeles, CA. Dec 1, 2018.Photo by Gene Blevins/ZumaPress Credit: Gene Blevins/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc./Alamy Live News
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Matt started off as a live music photographer covering up-and-coming bands in Brighton, and since then has become enamoured by the power of pictures. With a penchant for storytelling, he's on a mission to uncover unique images from the Alamy library and tell the story behind them.