The most impactful photos of 2018

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The most striking moments of the last year have been immortalized everywhere on the planet

Many striking moments have marked the last year: natural disasters, historic handshakes or simply out of the ordinary events. Agence France-Presse (AFP), which has photographers deployed throughout the world, recently unveiled its most striking photographs captured in 2018. We present some of the most striking.

This photo shows a man bathed in a pool of hot peppers. He participated in July in a contest in China where you have to eat the most of these chili peppers. Note that the winner managed to swallow 50.

 

Survivors of an earthquake and the tsunami that followed walk through the many rubble left by the disaster in Indonesia last September. The wave has left behind this huge passenger boat in the middle of a residential area.

 

 

 

Palestinian 29-year-old Saber al-Ashkar is confined to his wheelchair. This did not prevent him from taking part in clashes last May by throwing rocks at Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza Strip. They were demonstrating for the right to return to their historic homeland, Israel.

 

The year 2018 had begun in earnest, while what had been dubbed the “weather bomb” had hit most of the east coast of North America. After the passing of the storm, this viewing point for Niagara Falls was completely frozen, giving rise to a magnificent landscape.

 

The controversial reelection of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez prompted many people to take to the streets in January against possible electoral fraud. This protester decided to lie down in front of the riot squad police to denounce the result of the ballot.

 

In a highly symbolic gesture, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shook hands in April on the military dividing line that divides the peninsula.

 

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