2017 Retrospective in Photos

Featured on CNN, this collection of images captures many of the crucial moments that shaped 2017. A year of ecological disasters, political turmoil, and socioeconomic struggles was met with unwavering resistance and incredible sacrifice by people around the world. Though much of the reporting on 2017, as with 2016, seems negative, I believe the events of the past year serve as a testament to humanity’s ability to persevere through challenges.

The teenage years of the new millennium are at last coming to an end. Despite what Hollywood would have us believe, there is no apocalypse on the horizon. Rather, we are finally leaving the turmoil that precedes maturity.

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/12/specials/year-in-pictures/