2023 in images: a selection of some of the best photos and moments caught on camera this year

Friday 22 December 2023

Here is a selection of some of the most impressive images captured in 2023.

A surfer dives off his board while surfing at sunset in Encinitas, California on 28 August (REUTERS/Mike Blake)

A member of the teamLab digital art group poses in an installation in preparation for the reopening of their Borderless museum at the Azabudai Hills complex in Tokyo, Japan, on 17 November (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

A person takes a photo as a full moon known as the "Buck Moon" rises behind the Temple of Poseidon, in Cape Sounion, near Athens, Greece, on 3 July (REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis)

Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets launched from the Gaza Strip, as seen from the city of Ashkelon, Israel, on 9 October (REUTERS/Amir Cohen) 

Hindu devotees daubed in colour throw a fellow devotee in the air as they celebrate Holi, the festival of colours, at a temple premises in Salangpur in the western state of Gujarat, India, on 7 March (REUTERS/Amit Dave)

A Sudanese family who fled the conflict in Murnei in Sudan's Darfur region, sit beside their belongings while waiting to be registered by UNHCR upon crossing the border between Sudan and Chad in Adre, Chad, on 26 July (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

People wear protective masks as the Roosevelt Island Tram crosses the East River while haze and smoke from the Canadian wildfires shroud the Manhattan skyline in the Queens Borough New York City, on 7 June (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

Migrants wait for some food from an aid worker after gathering between the primary and secondary border fences between Mexico and the United States as they await processing by U.S immigration in San Diego on 12 September (REUTERS/Mike Blake)

Members of the gendarmerie run during a demonstration called by the collective "Bassines Non Merci" against the "basins" on the construction site of new water storage infrastructure for agricultural irrigation in western France, in Sainte-Soline, France, on 25 March (REUTERS/Yves Herman)

Riot police officers clash with demonstrators as protests following the arrest of Santa Cruz governor and right-wing opposition leader Luis Fernando Camacho over an alleged coup in 2019 continue in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, on 2 January (REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian)

Syrian survivor Mohammad, 18, who was rescued with other refugees and migrants at open sea off Greece after their boat capsized, cries as he reunites with his brother Fadi, who came to meet him from the Netherlands, at the port of Kalamata, Greece, on 16 June (REUTERS/Stelios Misinas)

A Ladybower reservoir plughole is seen after heavy rain from Storm Babet, Castleton, Britain, on 22 October (REUTERS/Carl Recine)

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