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A glamorous red carpet entrance, North Korean female soldiers on parade and Venezuela in flames all feature among Reuters' incredible photos of the year?
From Donald Trump greeting a boy who offered to help with the White House's gardening to North Korean soldiers parading, these are Reuters' photos of 2017.
'MISSILE WAS LAUNCHED FROM NORTH KOREA - WILL TAKE CARE OF IT': Trump's hand written notes on North Korea in black marker and all caps are revealed during his Roosevelt Room photo op
President Donald Trump had handwritten notes in black marker and all capital letters in front of him on Tuesday when he revealed news of North Korea's latest missile launch.
North Korea launches powerful new missile that could hit Washington DC, Europe or Australia but Trump tells the world 'we will take care of it'
North Korea has fired an intercontinental ballistic missile, which flew for 1,000km (620 miles) before splashing down in the Sea of Japan. President Trump has said 'we will take care of it'.
Six North Korea ships, some containing living sailors while others filled with bodies and skeletons, have washed up on Japan's shores since the start of November and nobody is sure why.
Hillary says Trump and China should go EASIER on North Korea and stop taunting Kim Jong-Un to avoid all-out nuclear war?
The 2016 Democratic nominee for president blasted the White House and the Chinese government for their increasingly hard-line plan of attack on Pyongyang.
A Japanese diplomat revealed radio signals have been detected from the region, meaning another launch could be extremely near. A Government spokesman has confirmed the signals.
Dozens were killed when North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un's most powerful nuclear missile test yet caused buildings to collapse in North Hamgyong Province.
Russia warns of 'apocalyptic developments' in the Korean Peninsula as Kim Jong-un develops nuclear weapons and US carry out drills in the region
Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov was speaking at the opening of the eighth annual Asian Conference of the Valdai discussion club in Seoul.
North Korea is more likely to launch a nuclear weapon than ever before, warns former US military official?
Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, expressed the concern in an interview with ABC's 'This Week' on Sunday.
Eight men found on Japan's coast claim they are North Korean fishermen who washed ashore after their boat broke down?
Japanese police said they are investigating eight men found on Japan's northern coast who say they are from North Korea and washed ashore after their boat (pictured) broke down.
Russia condemns Trump for 'scaremongering' after he slapped North Korea on a global terror list - branding it a PR move that could result in a global 'catastrophe'
Russia slammed President Donald Trump on Thursday for his 'PR move' decision to put North Korea on America's terror blacklist.
North Korea replaces its border guards where soldier defected and are seen digging trenches to stop others from escaping the dictatorship
North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified the section of its border where a young soldier defected by running across to South Korea last week.
Kim Jong-un's hit list revealed: North Korea's top 15 targets for a nuclear strike include The White House, Manhattan and Tokyo?
As well as the iconic governmental landmarks of The White House and The Pentagon, Manhattan, Guam, Kyoto and Tokyo are all earmarked by Kim Jong-un's North Korea as nuclear targets.
Parasite-riddled North Korean defector also had Hepatitis B when he fled the hermit country for the South - where he's watching CSI and the Transporter as he recovers?
The 24-year-old North Korean solder, identified only by his surname, Oh, was suffering from hepatitis B and parasites longer than ten inches when he defected on November 13.
Conditions for female North Korean soldiers are so brutal their periods stop and rape is commonplace, defector says?
A woman who served in the North Korean army before defecting has said conditions were so harsh that fellow female recruits stopped their periods while rape was also common place.
Man who spent seven months imprisoned by North Korea dies after being found on FIRE in the middle of a field?
Aijalon Gomes, who died after he was found on fire in a field in San Diego on Friday, is a former prisoner of North Korea who was freed with the help of former President Jimmy Carter.
Dramatic video is released of North Korean soldier's desperate dash across the border and his rescue after being shot five times - as Kim's regime is accused of violating 1953 armistice by firing into the South
North Korea is being accused of violating a 1953 armistice agreement after its soldiers fired across the line that divides North and South Korea while chasing after a defector.
North Korea accuses US of 'serious provocation and violent infringement' after Trump branded the regime a state sponsor of terrorism
Trump put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism on Monday, a designation that allows the United States to impose more sanctions but risks further inflaming tensions.
The 'truck terrorist': Kim Jong-un is seen at the wheel of a lorry - just like The Donald - hours after US President declares North Korean regime is a state sponsor of terror
The tyrant was seen at the wheel of a lorry as he inspected facilities at the?Sungri Motor Complex in North Korea's South Pyongan Province.
Trump and Putin hold phone talks about Syria – and maybe North Korea – after Russian leader met with dictator Assad
President Donald Trump will get on the phone with Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, the Kremlin says, following the Russian leader's visit with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
'A paper cat hiding behind a paper tiger': North Korea lashes Malcolm Turnbull and accuses him of 'unreasonable abuse' after criticising Kim Jong-un's rogue state?
A North Korean official has labelled Malcolm Turnbull President Donald Trump's 'mouthpiece' after the Australian prime minister criticised the country's illegal fundraising overseas.
Kim bans fun: North Korean dictator outlaws drinking and singing in bid to tighten grip on population?
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly banned gatherings involving drinking and singing in new measures designed to increase control over the population.
'Should have happened years ago': Trump blacklists 'murderous regime' North Korea with state sponsor of terrorism designation - invoking Otto Warmbier
In a Cabinet meeting, Trump called the designation 'a very critical step' that he said will 'start right now,' saying it 'should have happened a long time ago.'
'I was so cold and hungry that I thought I was dead': North Korean gulag survivor reveals horrors of life inside Kim's labour camps where he was forced to make false EYELASHES
The man spent a year imprisoned at the Tongrim disciplinary labour centre in North Pyongan Province?and described how inmates suffered brutal beatings at the hands of their captors.
South Korea's spy agency said it is possible North Korea can develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland this year and that it is monitoring developments closely.
'America is back!': Trump declares his trip to Asia a 'tremendous success' and boasts about the world's newfound 'respect' for the U.S. in speech confronting 'nuclear menace' North Korea
President Trump declared his marathon trip to Asia a 'tremendous success' in surprise remarks,boasting about 'America's renewed confidence and standing in the world' since he took office.
'I will choke you with my H-bombs': Australian journalist granted rare access to North Korea reveals what life is like inside the Hermit Kingdom - where even citizens threaten outsiders from the West
Though locked off from the outside world, North Korean locals are well aware of Australia's ties with the US and are prepared for all-out Armageddon on the peninsula.
North Korea says it will REFUSE to negotiate about its nuclear missile program because it needs a deterrent to block 'nuclear threat from America'?
North Korea is ruling out nuclear negotiations as long as joint U.S-South Korea military exercises continue, and says Pyongyang's atomic weapons program is a needed deterrent against a U.S. nuclear strike.
Kim Jong-un's 'aggressive' bid to build his first ballistic missile submarine is revealed in satellite images showing a new 'pressure hull' at key military base
Satellite pictures, taken just weeks ago, show construction work and increased activity at North Korea's Sinpo South naval shipyard.
North Korean soldier shot while defecting to the South is riddled with parasites up to 11 inches long because of country's terrible health problems
A North Korean soldier shot multiple times while defecting to the South is in a stable condition but riddled with parasites that could complicate his chances of survival, his doctor said Thursday.
Britain's biggest and most powerful warship will 'strike fear into the hearts of our enemies' Russia and North Korea, Defence Secretary says?
Gavin Williamson made the declaration after he touched down by helicopter aboard?HMS Queen Elizabeth, the new 280-metre 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier.
Japanese rescue teams would bring boats fleeing the Korean Peninsula into designated ports before checking individuals for criminal records and deporting anyone seen as a threat.
US sends aircraft carrier, destroyers and 14,000 servicemen into seas near North Korea for war drills with Japanese - leaving Kim's regime fuming
North Korea says that the situation around its country is the 'worst ever' and that the annual drills risk provoking a nuclear war. The US began its war games off Japan on Thursday.
North Korea sentences 'old lunatic' and 'human reject' President Donald Trump 'to death' for his insults against Kim Jong-un hours after returning from diplomatic Asia trip
North Korea has released a bellicose tirade against its chief antagonist Donald Trump, sentencing the commander-in-chief 'to death' for his insults against Kim Jong Un.
Jeremy Zidek, of Alaska's emergency planning committee, has warned citizens to stash food, water, medical supplies and anti-radiation pills in their homes in case of a nuclear attack.
North Korea says Trump deserves to DIE for insulting Kim Jong-un, days after the President mocked him for being 'short and fat'
Kim Jong-Un's North Korean Workers' Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun wrote that U.S. President Donald Trump had now been 'sentenced to death by the Korean people'.
South Korea is hit by the second most powerful earthquake in its history - prompting fears Kim Jong-un has tested another NUKE
An earthquake measuring magnitude 5.5 has hit off the southeastern coast of South Korea near Pohang in the North Gyeongsang Province prompting fears Kim Jong-un
American man is arrested trying to jump the fence to cross heavily guarded minefield from South Korea into the North and 'facilitate a dialogue' with Kim Jong Un
The 58-year-old, from Louisiana and named only as Mr A, was arrested Monday trying to cross the heavily guarded DMZ, which is also littered with mines, while on a vigilante diplomatic mission.
Retired general says the U.S. military COULD refuse Trump's order to launch a nuclear attack on North Korea - but it 'would be a very difficult process'
If an 'illegal order' to strike North Korea is handed down, the military is 'obligated' to refuse it, a former commander of the Pentagon's nuclear weapons division told senators on Tuesday.
Kim Jong-un paused on his nuclear weapons programme to take a ride on a tractor in one of his agricultural factories. The North Korean dictator appeared delighted as he got behind the wheel.
North Korea will be able to NUKE London within 20 months, warns former commander of Britain's Joint Forces Command
General Sir Richard Barrons made his comments to the MPs on the Commons Defence Committee as he warned years of defence cuts have left Britain's armed forces 'close to breaking'.
North Korean soldier was shot SIX TIMES by his fellow troops as he ran across the border to the South and is fighting for life, doctors reveal?
A doctor said the North Korean defector's organs are 'extremely damaged' and it is not certain 'how long he can hold up'. A South Korean official said four of the of the North's guards fired 40 rounds.
North Korean troops SHOOT and wound a fellow soldier as he crosses the border to defect to the South?
The victim?crossed to the South Korea side of the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom, the only portion of the Demilitarised Zone where forces from the two sides come face-to-face.
EXCLUSIVE: We are ready for anything - don't mess with our Hornets. Admiral in charge of supercarrier which will sail for North Korea's doorstep sends message to Kim Jong-Un as Trump touches down in Seoul
DailyMailTV joined the Rear Admiral and crew of the USS Carl Vinson as the huge warship left its port in San Diego for a series of exercises ahead of its deployment to North Korea.
Trump says he'll make 'major' announcement Wednesday following Asia diplomacy tour and brags about red carpets during trip 'like nobody, I think, has probably ever received!'
The president said in the Philippines that the major' announcement at the White House will cover trade agreements, the status of tensions with North Korea, and 'a lot of other things.'
American troops would be totally outnumbered and at risk of LOSING a war to North Korea's 1.2million soldiers, warns top commander
Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas, former deputy commander of US Forces in Korea, said the sudden outbreak of war would leave an under-supplied and outnumbered American force at risk of defeat.
North Korea 'sent Russia a letter warning it was prepared to conduct a nuclear strike against the US'?
A delegation from the Stalinist state is said to have got a letter to Russian president Vladimir Putin last month during the?Inter-Parliamentary Union talks in St Petersburg.
'How can you blame China for taking advantage of people that had no clue? I would've done same': Trump lets China off the hook as he stands firm on blaming his predecessors for trade deficit
President Donald Trump let China off the hook Friday for the country's substantial trade deficit with the United States.
'They are the most cunning, sophisticated criminals': Malcolm Turnbull blasts North Korea and accuses Kim Jong-un's rogue state of trafficking drugs to finance their nuclear program
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has blasted North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, accusing the rogue state of trafficking drugs to fund their nuclear programme.
Watch out Kim! Three mighty US aircraft carriers team up with Japanese ships for exercises designed to send clear warning to North Korean leader?
The four-day drills that began in waters off South Korea's eastern coast came as President Donald Trump traded insults with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un.
US and South Korea start WAR GAMES off of peninsula's eastern coast 'in clear warning' to North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un
The United States and South Korea on Saturday started joint naval exercises that will involve three U.S. aircraft carriers in what military officials describe as a clear warning to North Korea.
Trump says Japan will be able to shoot 'menace' North Korea's missiles 'out of the sky' once it completes its purchase of 'massive' amounts of US military equipment
Sharing a stage with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe at a news conference in Tokyo, Trump said his counterpart would shoot North Korean missiles down. Abe said Japan would do so if 'necessary.'
Trump hits the road for 11 days in crisis-torn Asia as he heads to Tokyo, Beijing, Kim Jong-Un's doorstep – and a possible reunion with Putin
President Donald Trump set off on an extended trip to Asia today with the rising threat from North Korea and a slew of nagging trade deficits at the top of his agenda.
North Korea says Trump is begging for nuclear war and calls him a 'destroyer of world peace' after he warned Kim Jong-un not to underestimate the U.S. or test his patience
The North Korean government said Saturday that Donald Trump's first trip to Asia showed he's itching for all-out Armageddon on the Korean peninsula.
When General 'Mad Dog' Mattis met Gavin 'Cronus' Williamson: UK's newly appointed defence chief holds talks with US and pledges to stand shoulder to shoulder against North Korea
Gavin Williamson - well known for owning a spider named Cronus - welcomed General 'Mad Dog' Mattis to London to discuss security.
The peacekeeping Pope: Francis will try to defuse North Korea tension and call for nuclear disarmament at a Vatican conference tomorrow?
Pope Francis will host 11 Nobel Peace Prize delegates alongside representatives from the UN, NATO, America and Russia at the Vatican as he attempts to deescalate global nuclear tensions.
The world's most dangerous selfie! British tourist flicks two fingers up at North Korean tank during procession in Pyongyang
Daniel Dobson, 33, from Manchester, visited the secretive state and was given the rare honour of witnessing a North Korean military parade in person in the capital Pyongyang.
Donald Trump orders the three biggest aircraft carriers in the world to stage drills in the western Pacific in a massive show of force to North Korea
The USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt will conduct 'coordinated operations in international waters' as tensions in the region over North Korea reach fever pitch.
We'll solve North Korean nuclear menace together: Trump and Xi make firm commitment to denuclearization as POTUS blames past administrations for refusing closer ties with China
President Donald Trump said Thursday in Beijing that he and President Xi Jinping agree that 'there's a solution' to conflict with North Korea.
Trump press secretary Sarah Sanders wears army fatigues for president’s failed mission to the DMZ – after soldier took pity on her for being cold
When President Donald Trump tried to visit Korea's demilitarized zone on Wednesday morning, his military escorts weren't the only ones wearing camouflage.
Kim Jong-un warns Trump 'it will be a big mistake' if he continues to make 'mad remarks' about attacking North Korea
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un's state media said that if Donald Trump continues to make threats of military actions and push for further sanctions, the U.S. would suffer a 'bitter defeat'.
'Do not try us!': Trump gets tough as he warns North Korea's despot that his regime is in 'grave danger' by threatening to nuke the U.S. as he gets two standing ovations at South Korea's assembly where he is introduced as 'the leader of the world'
The president said in South Korea that the 'rogue regime' to the North has become a dangerous menace, and warned North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-un not to test his patience.
Behind closed borders: Candid pictures taken in secret shows everyday life inside the secretive state of North Korea
These photos taken by tourists holidaying across North Korea and gives a glimpse of the?natural beauty of the countryside in contrast to the immaculate government buildings of Pyongyang.
Trump says he 'hopes to God' he never has to attack North Korea but insists he's prepared to defend the U.S. and its allies 'using the full range of our unmatched military capabilities'
'This is not the right time to be doing it, but that’s that I got. That's what I got,' Trump stated during a joint news conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Babies deformed by Kim Jong-un's nuclear tests: Radiation from underground site is blamed for mutations and turning surrounding area into a wasteland
A group of defectors said springs have run dry while 80 per cent of newly planted trees have withered and died at Punggye-ri in North Korea.
North Korean defector is crowd-funding Kim Jong-un's assassination: Former labour camp prisoner says 'world peace is not possible while he is still alive'
Dr. Lee Aeran, 53, escaped to South Korea in 1997 and has since opened a restaurant in Seoul where she is now taking donations towards Kim Jong-Un's assassination.
'It has to work out!' Trump predicts success stopping North Korea's nuclear plans as he arrives in the South for top-secret military briefing
President Donald Trump said Tuesday in South Korea that he's optimistic about his chances to stop North Korea from deploying a nuclear missile capable of reaching America's allies.
Trump will stare down 'Little Rocket Man' Kim in visit to South Korea as he gets jeers for spending TWICE as much time in Japan and locals want him gone 'quickly and quietly'
Trump will head to South Korea on Tuesday waving a red, white and blue cape in the direction of a North Korean bull who has a nuclear goring on his mind. Some in Seoul can't wait for it to be over.
Trump told southeast Asian leaders he couldn't understand why 'a country of samurai warriors' didn't shoot down North Korean missiles as they flew over Japan
According to the Japan Times, President Trump questioned why Japan, a "country of samurai warriors," did not retaliate to by shooting down North Korean missiles earlier this year.
Four men accused of orchestrating the murder of Kim Jong-Un's brother met a North Korean embassy official and a manager of the national airline an hour after the death, trial hears
Two women, Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong from Vietnam, and four men who are still at large, have been charged with the murder of Kim Jong-Nam at Kuala Lumpur airport.
That blunt assessment from the Pentagon is in response to a letter from two Democratic congressmen asking about casualty assessments in a conflict with North Korea.
President Trump reveals he WILL meet Putin to discuss North Korea during economic summit ?as he touches down in Japan
President Donald Trump told reporters on Saturday that he expects to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin while on a 12-day, five country trip to Asia.
Kim Jong-un calls for North Korea to create a world-class auto industry as he inspects ancient machinery on visit to a truck factory (and shows health and safety will be no obstacle by smoking a cigarette)
While at the?March 16 Factory - named after the day it was founded in 1977 - the 33-year-old autocrat laughed as he inspected clapped-out machinery at a North Korean truck factory.
North Korea accuses 'gangster-like US imperialists' of rehearsing 'a surprise nuclear strike drill' after B-1 bombers conduct flyover in the region?
US Air Force said two B-1B Lancers based in Guam were joined by two South Korean F-16 fighters and aircraft from the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force for a drill condemned by the North.
'The president will use whatever language he wants!': National security adviser says Trump won't change his language just because he's across the border from Kim
National security adviser H.R. McMaster denied that Trump had used 'inflammatory' language toward Kim and that he could make comments that would 'ratchet up' North Korean aggression.
Please don't call Kim 'Little Rocket Man' when you're standing inside missile range, Asian countries pray as Trump counts down to 12-day tour
Government officials in South Korea and Japan are fearful that Trump will taunt communist strongman Kim Jong-un from their doorsteps and mire them in an intractable war.
Some 200 people were allegedly killed after a tunnel collapsed at the Punggye-ri site in northeastern North Korea, but state media has slammed the reports as 'slander' of the country.
New North Korea missile launch may be imminent: Activity spotted at test site as US warns Kim could be able to hit America with mini nukes within WEEKS
The North Korean tyrant is believed to be preparing for a 2018 breakthrough in work to mount mini nukes on to intercontinental ballistic missiles.
North Korean UPRISING is 'increasingly possible': Defector says civilians are demanding more and more Western culture
Former ambassador to the UK Thae Yong-ho was testifying Wednesday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee when he said an Arab Spring-style revolution could be possible in North Korea.