The power of photojournalism is undeniable. Editorial images capture the vital issues of our time, from human rights to climate change, immigration, politics, entertainment, and beyond. The photographs tell stories of people from around the world in a wide variety of circumstances; from joy to great sadness, from sports to conflict and everything in between. These images are a reflection of our trials, tribulations, and progress as a species, and play an integral role in building our understanding of the world and of each other.

Britain’s Prince Harry gestures next to his wife Meghan as they ride a horse-drawn carriage after their wedding ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

With the growing importance of editorial images in mind, Adobe Stock launched the Editorial collection in partnership with Reuters. “Reuters’ comprehensive and vital coverage of world events is the mainstay of our current editorial offering and their highly talented team of photographers and photo editors ensures that our customers have access to some of the best photojournalism in the world,” said Santiago Lyon, Adobe’s Director of Editorial Content.

Cycling - Tour de France - The 156.5-km Stage 9 from Arras Citadelle to Roubaix - July 15, 2018 - Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain crashes. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
A murmuration of migrating starlings is seen across the sky near the village of Beit Kama in southern Israel January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
Gabi and Jonah Frank walk on Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire threatens their home in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, 2018. The fire destroyed dozens of structures, forced thousands of evacuations and closed a major freeway. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
Christine Blasey Ford closes her eyes as she is sworn in before testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 27, 2018. Picture taken September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
A man gets stuck under debris at a damaged site after an airstrike in the Saqba area, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
U.S. President Donald Trump observes a demonstration with U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division troops, an attack helicopter and artillery as he visits Fort Drum, New York, U.S., August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Democratic congressional candidate Ilhan Omar is greeted by her husband’s mother after appearing at her midterm election night party in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Miller
NFL Football - Philadelphia Eagles v New England Patriots - Super Bowl LII - U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. - February 4, 2018. Philadelphia Eagles' Patrick Robinson celebrates winning Super Bowl LII. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
The body of the late singer Aretha Franklin lies in state at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for two days of public viewing in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., August 28, 2018. Paul Sancya/ Pool via REUTERS
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is surrounded by members of the media as he arrives to testify before a Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees joint hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of user data, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 27, 2018. Korea Summit Press Pool/Pool via Reuters
Randall Margraves (L) lunges at Larry Nassar, (wearing orange) a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, during victim statements of his sentencing in the Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Michigan, U.S., February 2, 2018. Picture 1 of 10 in series. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
Cindy McCain, wife of the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., stands over his casket as he lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Washington. Morry Gash/POOL Via REUTERS
Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York, U.S., May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Emma Gonzalez, a student and shooting survivor from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, cries as she addresses the conclusion of the "March for Our Lives" event demanding gun control after recent school shootings at a rally in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Palestinian demonstrators shout during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border east of Gaza City April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

With 2018 coming to a close, Reuters has curated a selection of the best images from all the news, events, and stories they covered over the course of the year.

How are the most powerful images of the year selected? Balance between photographic impact and journalistic relevance is critical, as well as emotional impact and socio-political or cultural relevance. With nearly 750,000 Reuters photographs in a year to choose from, the process is complex and ongoing throughout the year.

See more 2018 Pictures of The Year from Reuters on Adobe Stock.

Cover Photo Credit: A White House staff member reaches for the microphone held by CNN's Jim Acosta as he questions U.S. President Donald Trump during a news conference following Tuesday's midterm U.S. congressional elections at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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