A few from the Washington Post's set of the year's best news photos, 87 in all. Some amazing images of war, refugees, protests, terrorist attacks, etc., but I'm not in the mood for those. Above, the Solar Impuse 2 over the Egyptian pyramids by Jean Revillard.
Wildfire in California by Jonathan Alcorn.
Thufa hill in Reykjavik, Iceland by Frank Augstein
Fireworks go awry at the Tazaungdaing Lighting Festival at Taunggyi in Burma by Ye Aung Thu.
Boys playing ball near burning oil wells outside Mosul, Iraq by Goran Tomasevic.