Okay, we’re fully aware that we have another month in 2010 to rack up amazing photos, but we couldn’t help but share this collection. Put together by Reuters, it gathers some of the most compelling, moving, and surprising images of this past year and pairs them with short notes by the photographer. The notes tell the story behind the shot, from the circumstances that led to the image to the equipment used to capture it.
Sure, the photographs include major new events of 2010 but many also record some of the lesser-known events – moments that take place every day around the world. It’s a great visual tour, sometimes disturbing, but as with all great photography, always illuminating.