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Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

Best photos from 2018: From the devastating Kerala floods to the inauguration of Statue of Unity, here we present the 20 most powerful images that dominated the headlines this year

Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

The footprints marking the route at Gandhi Smriti in Delhi where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948. (Express photo: Abhinav Saha)

Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

(L-R) Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, the then CJI Dipak Misra, Supreme Court Justice Madan Lokur, retired SC judge Kurian Joseph and Union minister Vijay Goel at Supreme Court, New Delhi, on January 30, 2018. (Express photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with his family at Jama Masjid in Delhi. Trudeau was on a week-long visit to India in February which was aimed at enhancing business ties between the two countries. (Express photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

More than 30,000 farmers from across Maharashtra covered an arduous 180-km long march to reach Mumbai in order to protest outside the state legislature against what they called the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government's failure to respond to prevailing farm distress. (Express photo: Prashant Nadkar)

Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

Justice Jasti Chelameswar prepares to leave his 4, Tuglak Road residence in Delhi days ahead of his retirement on June 22, 2018. From his contrarian stand in the NJAC ruling to a press conference on January 12, the Supreme Court judge’s seven-year tenure was filled with debated moments in the history of Indian judiciary. (Express photo: Abhinav Saha)

Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

A stretch of India -Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway. The 1980-kms stretch is an initiative by India under its 'Look East Policy' and is scheduled to be completed by 2021. The highway was thrown open to the public on August 8, 2018. (Express photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

The last rites of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is being performed by his foster daughter Namita Bhattacharya, along with grand daughter Niharika on August 17, 2018. Also seen in the picture are president Ramnath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi, BJP leaders Amit Shah, L K Advani and Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu. (Express photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

Indian Army rescues an elderly women who required urgent medical care in Chendamangalam. Kerala faced its worst flood in decades which left more than 400 people dead and rendered lakhs of others homeless as the overflowing rivers swamped residential areas, drowning people in misery. (Express photo: Nirmal Harindran)

Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi. (Express photo: Renuka Puri)

Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

Kisan Kranti Padyatra: As farmers tried to break through the barricades, police lobbed teargas shells and used water cannons and lathicharged them on the UP-Delhi border in Vaishali, Ghaziabad.(Express photo: Gajendra Yadav)

Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

Six-time boxing world champion Mary Kom loves playing with her sons in her free time. She has been juggling roles as a mother, parliamentarian and an active sportsperson. (Express photo: Renuka Puri)

Delhi’s Signature Bridge, built on the Yamuna river near Wazirabad, was thrown open to the public on November 5. The bridge has become a cause of concern with many visitors taking “dangerous” selfies, and causing traffic snarls by parking in the middle of the bridge.(Express photo: Gajendra Yadav)

Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi during the occasion of Mahaparinirvan Diwas, to pay tribute to B R Ambedkar at Parliament House lawns in New Delhi. December 6 marks the death anniversary of B R Ambedkar. (Express photo: Anil Sharma)

Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

BSc student Satyendra Pal teaches Mathematics to slum children at the makeshift classroom in Mayur Vihar Phase 1, East Delhi. The children are from the Y K Jhuggi camp in east Delhi’s Yamuna Khadar. (Express photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

One of the petitioners in the case, Keshav Suri (right), and his partner Cyril Feuillebois celebrate the Supreme Court verdict reading down the 158-year-old Section 377 that held same-sex relations unnatural and therefore criminal. (Express photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

PM Narendra Modi unveiled Statue of Unity, the world's tallest, as a tribute to freedom fighter and India’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31. (Express photo: Bhupendra Rana)

Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

Pollution levels in Yamuna river failed to deter devotees from paying homage to Sun God on Chhath Puja. (Express photo: Abhinav Saha)

Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

Former Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar at his residence in New Delhi. Akbar announced resignation from his designation in the light of recent sexual misconduct allegations against him. He is among the most high-profile of the men who have been called out, primarily in media, film and entertainment, in the #MeToo campaign. (Express photo: Amit Mehra)

On December 3, a civilian Sumit, 21, along with SHO Subodh Kumar Singh were killed in mob violence in Bulandshahr after the remains of slaughtered animals were allegedly found near Siyana village. (Express photo: Gajendra Yadav)

Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Also seen in the picture are UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (Express photo: Praveen Jain)