As we celebrate Pride around the world, it is important to reflect on what we’ve achieved. From Stonewall to Europe leading the way in LGBTQ civil rights, we have come a long way—but this fight is far from over. We must remember, even when it seems impossible, love always wins.
Every photograph in Getty Images' 2015 Year In Focus connects you to the world in a way that only pictures can. These images stop you, confront you and, as the best photography does, leave space for reflection and contemplation. From the refugee crisis in Europe to a heart-stopping NASCAR crash, from Fashion Week glamour to entertainment's biggest stars, these videos feature just some of the images that made our hearts beat faster in 2015. Want more? Download the entire Year In Focus, available on iBooks.