Edition:
International
Pictures | Fri Mar 5, 2010 | 9:22am EST

Photographer of the year: Toby Melville

<p>Battersea Power Station is seen reflected in water in west London December 4, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Battersea Power Station is seen reflected in water in west London December 4, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Battersea Power Station is seen reflected in water in west London December 4, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
1 / 19
<p>Victoria Chant weeps as the coffin of her father, British soldier Darren Chant, is carried out of the Guard's Chapel following his funeral in London December 1, 2009. Warrant Officer Chant, Regimental Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, was killed on duty in Afghanistan on November 3. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Victoria Chant weeps as the coffin of her father, British soldier Darren Chant, is carried out of the Guard's Chapel following his funeral in London December 1, 2009. Warrant Officer Chant, Regimental Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards,...more

Victoria Chant weeps as the coffin of her father, British soldier Darren Chant, is carried out of the Guard's Chapel following his funeral in London December 1, 2009. Warrant Officer Chant, Regimental Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, was killed on duty in Afghanistan on November 3. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
2 / 19
<p>Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves the Houses of Parliament after delivering her speech at the annual State Opening of Parliament in London November 18, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves the Houses of Parliament after delivering her speech at the annual State Opening of Parliament in London November 18, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves the Houses of Parliament after delivering her speech at the annual State Opening of Parliament in London November 18, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
3 / 19
<p>Snow falls around The Houses of Parliament in central London January 6, 2010.  REUTERS/Toby Melville</p>

Snow falls around The Houses of Parliament in central London January 6, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Snow falls around The Houses of Parliament in central London January 6, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
4 / 19
<p>Gymnasts compete in the qualification round of the Gymnastics World Championships in London October 14, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Gymnasts compete in the qualification round of the Gymnastics World Championships in London October 14, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Gymnasts compete in the qualification round of the Gymnastics World Championships in London October 14, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
5 / 19
<p>Serena Williams of the U.S. holds her trophy after defeating Venus Williams of the U.S. in their Ladies' Singles finals match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, July 4, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Serena Williams of the U.S. holds her trophy after defeating Venus Williams of the U.S. in their Ladies' Singles finals match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, July 4, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Serena Williams of the U.S. holds her trophy after defeating Venus Williams of the U.S. in their Ladies' Singles finals match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, July 4, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
6 / 19
<p>U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with a British police officer outside 10 Downing Street in London April 1, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with a British police officer outside 10 Downing Street in London April 1, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with a British police officer outside 10 Downing Street in London April 1, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
7 / 19
<p>A man passes a mortgage advert in a high street bank window in west London November 6, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

A man passes a mortgage advert in a high street bank window in west London November 6, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A man passes a mortgage advert in a high street bank window in west London November 6, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
8 / 19
<p>British actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives for the British premiere of the film Bruno at Leicester Square in central London June 17, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

British actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives for the British premiere of the film Bruno at Leicester Square in central London June 17, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives for the British premiere of the film Bruno at Leicester Square in central London June 17, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
9 / 19
<p>A homeless person begs in central London April 21, 2009.  REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

A homeless person begs in central London April 21, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A homeless person begs in central London April 21, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
10 / 19
<p>A staff member places signs in the front window of a Woolworths branch in west London December 11, 2008.  REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

A staff member places signs in the front window of a Woolworths branch in west London December 11, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A staff member places signs in the front window of a Woolworths branch in west London December 11, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
11 / 19
<p>Dorothy Hughes (L) and Winifred Phillips (2nd L) pass male Chelsea pensioners during a photocall in central London March 12, 2009. The two women are the first to be allowed into the ranks of The Royal Hospital Chelsea, retirement home to some 300 veteran British soldiers, and recognised by their distinctive scarlet uniforms. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Dorothy Hughes (L) and Winifred Phillips (2nd L) pass male Chelsea pensioners during a photocall in central London March 12, 2009. The two women are the first to be allowed into the ranks of The Royal Hospital Chelsea, retirement home to some 300...more

Dorothy Hughes (L) and Winifred Phillips (2nd L) pass male Chelsea pensioners during a photocall in central London March 12, 2009. The two women are the first to be allowed into the ranks of The Royal Hospital Chelsea, retirement home to some 300 veteran British soldiers, and recognised by their distinctive scarlet uniforms. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
12 / 19
<p>An official watches the match between Fernando Gonzalez of Chile and Leonardo Mayer of Argentina at the Wimbledon tennis championships, in London June 25, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

An official watches the match between Fernando Gonzalez of Chile and Leonardo Mayer of Argentina at the Wimbledon tennis championships, in London June 25, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

An official watches the match between Fernando Gonzalez of Chile and Leonardo Mayer of Argentina at the Wimbledon tennis championships, in London June 25, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
13 / 19
<p>City workers make phone calls outside the London Stock Exchange in Paternoster Square in the City of London at lunchtime October 1, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

City workers make phone calls outside the London Stock Exchange in Paternoster Square in the City of London at lunchtime October 1, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

City workers make phone calls outside the London Stock Exchange in Paternoster Square in the City of London at lunchtime October 1, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
14 / 19
<p>The skyline of the financial district of the City of London is seen behind Waterloo Bridge during the evening rush-hour in central London October 16, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

The skyline of the financial district of the City of London is seen behind Waterloo Bridge during the evening rush-hour in central London October 16, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The skyline of the financial district of the City of London is seen behind Waterloo Bridge during the evening rush-hour in central London October 16, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
15 / 19
<p>Deer graze on a frosty morning in Richmond Park in London, December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Deer graze on a frosty morning in Richmond Park in London, December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Deer graze on a frosty morning in Richmond Park in London, December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
16 / 19
<p>England's Graeme Swann (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after taking the winning wicket to win the Ashes against Australia during the fifth Ashes test cricket match at the Oval in London August 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

England's Graeme Swann (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after taking the winning wicket to win the Ashes against Australia during the fifth Ashes test cricket match at the Oval in London August 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

England's Graeme Swann (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after taking the winning wicket to win the Ashes against Australia during the fifth Ashes test cricket match at the Oval in London August 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
17 / 19
<p>Environmental protesters demonstrate outside the Shell headquarters building, in central London September 1, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Environmental protesters demonstrate outside the Shell headquarters building, in central London September 1, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Environmental protesters demonstrate outside the Shell headquarters building, in central London September 1, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
18 / 19
<p>A couple embrace, as the Canary Wharf financial district is seen behind, in London January 22, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

A couple embrace, as the Canary Wharf financial district is seen behind, in London January 22, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A couple embrace, as the Canary Wharf financial district is seen behind, in London January 22, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Close
19 / 19

Next Slideshows

Pictures of the Year 2009

Some of the most dramatic moments and striking imagery from Reuters global coverage of news, entertainment and sport throughout the year.

Jan 30 2010

Pictures of the Decade

One hundred pictures from Reuters that have defined the last 10 years.

Jan 29 2010

Pictures of the month: January

Our top pictures from the month of January.

Jan 29 2010

Pictures of the month: December

Highlights from the month of December.

Jan 05 2010

MORE IN PICTURES

Israel-Hamas conflict enters second week

Israel-Hamas conflict enters second week

The fighting is the heaviest between Israel and Hamas since a 2014 war in the Hamas-ruled enclave, and concern is growing that the situation could spiral out of control.

India's Gujarat state braces for most severe cyclone in over two decades

India's Gujarat state braces for most severe cyclone in over two decades

Indian authorities moved over 200,000 people from their homes to safety as the most powerful cyclone in more than two decades roared up the west coast, amid a huge caseload of COVID-19 infections.

Israel's Iron Dome intercepts rockets from Gaza

Israel's Iron Dome intercepts rockets from Gaza

Interceptors from Israel's Iron Dome fill the sky to challenge rockets fired from Gaza.

Civilians caught in Israel-Hamas crossfire

Civilians caught in Israel-Hamas crossfire

The bombardments between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip lit up the skies and sent civilians running for cover.

World reacts as Israel-Hamas conflict rages on

World reacts as Israel-Hamas conflict rages on

Demonstrators rally around the world as the death toll rises in Gaza and Israel during the most intense hostilities in years.

Drag racing American muscle cars in Russia

Drag racing American muscle cars in Russia

Enthusiasts of American retro and muscle cars gather on the drag strip at the Russian Weekend Drags races outside Moscow.

Free at last to hug and party: UK reopens for business

Free at last to hug and party: UK reopens for business

Most of the British will be free once again to hug, albeit cautiously, drink in their pub, sit down to an indoor meal or visit the cinema as swathes of the British economy will reopen after a series of COVID-19 lockdowns that imposed the strictest restrictions in peacetime history.

In pictures: Israel-Hamas conflict rages

In pictures: Israel-Hamas conflict rages

The fighting is the heaviest between Israel and Hamas since a 2014 war in the Hamas-ruled enclave, and concern is growing that the situation could spiral out of control.

Israel destroys Gaza tower housing AP and Al Jazeera offices

Israel destroys Gaza tower housing AP and Al Jazeera offices

Israel destroyed a 12-storey tower block in Gaza City housing the offices of the U.S.-based Associated Press and other news media, saying the building was also used by the Islamist militant group Hamas.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast