The Guardian Selects 20 Photos of The Year

Simply stunning.

The Guardian has selected the 20 best photographs of the year. Alongside the images, the photographers who captured the moments share their behind-the-scenes take.

Our favorite photo was taken by David Ramos, for Getty Images. Since we can’t publish the pic, here’s a tease from Ramos:

“About two minutes before the fireworks went off, I realized that the crowd were swaying and some of them were struggling to stand up,” wrote Ramos.