Best photos of the year from Reuters

Here’s a collection of some of the best pictures from Reuters taken this year. The one on the right is from a new aquarium that opened this summer in Qingdao, a beach resort town in China. That cute thing is a Beluga whale, and I guess that kid is kinda cute too.

The other picture taken in China was from the “bird’s nest,” or what the locals fondly refer to when they’re talking about the National Olympic Stadium in Beijing. It’ll be up by next year, when 90,000 spectators will be partying inside at the opening ceremony of the Olympics.

Some of the other pictures are somewhat more disturbing (spoiler: rat soup in Thailand). A nice pat on the back to Reuters for showing us photojournalism at its best!