2017 pictures of the year (63 images)

UPI photographers captured 2017 in people and events around the world. From Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president -- and reaction to it -- to sports victories, celebrities in the limelight and people who witnessed it all, here are some of the images that shaped the year.
Updated: Dec. 28, 2017 at 7:46 AM
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Donald Trump takes the Oath of Office as the 45th U.S. president on the steps of the Capitol on Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. File Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife, Melania Trump, and son Barron, places his hand on two Bibles as he is sworn in during his inauguration. File Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
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The president and first lady dance at the "A Salute to Our Armed Services Ball." The Trumps attended a series of balls to cap off Inauguration Day. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Singer Lady Gaga arrives for the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Houston Astros right fielder Josh Reddick climbs the right field wall to make a catch during Game 2 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Made Park in Houston on Oct. 14 against the New York Yankees. The Astros went on to win the World Series. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Nicki Minaj arrives on the red carpet at the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 1. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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A Chinese woman uses her smartphone as she waits to perform a traditional play during an event to celebrate the start of China's New Year -- the Year of the Rooster -- in Beijing on Jan. 28. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI
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