In just a few days, 2017 will be behind us and 2018 will stretch out before us like a blank canvas.

What better time, then, to take a look back at the pictures we took and wrote about in the past year?

With 52 issues total (one for each week, of course!) there’s obviously a lot more photos to choose from than we can include. This gallery shows snapshots of important stories, images we felt were significant and ones we just plain liked.