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Photo gallery: our pictures of the year 2017


The staff photographers of The Forum selected, cropped, toned and captioned more than 5,000 photos for publication in 2017. Of these, we selected some of our favorites and reproduced them here.

Sometimes our tastes align with the biggest news stories of the year, but usually they are quieter moments that we find personally rewarding. Very often, what we treasure the most is capturing ordinary moments in an extraordinary way.

But images are meant to be seen. We hope you enjoy them again because they would not exist but for our readers. You are the reason they were made.

Michael has been the Forum's photo editor since 2002 and has covered all types of news. He has worked at four other daily newspapers since 1990 from Nebraska to Texas. He has an M.A. in journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism and a B.S. in mass communication from North Dakota State University. You can reach him at mvosburg@forumcomm.com in English or some Spanish.
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