Appropriately, Hicks got this year’s cover shot.
Respect to Tyler Hicks, there were two very close runners-up.
First, Sergey Ponomarev, who got the center spread this year (and who got the nod two years ago).
And also Tomas Munita. Representative sample:
BEIT LAHIYA, GAZA 8/3/2015
Concrete salvagers in a building destroyed by the 2014 war between Israel and Palestinian militant in Gaza.
Over all, 18 Times photographers were included in the year-end review, which the hardcounting staff believes is a 21st Century record, although we have absolutely no proof of that.
Regardless, check them all out.
Every picture really does tell a story.