The year in photos: From passionate protests to technologies of the future, the best photos from Business Insider in 2018

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Business Insider’s photo coverage has spanned far and wide this year – from North Carolina to San Francisco, startup CEOs, livid protesters, family sedans, and chocolate bars.

We’ve documented the outcries of people and movements in the streets. We’ve shadowed those who serve and protect. We’ve toured businesses that could disrupt entire industries and clinics that can change the future. We’ve tasted new foods, tried new gadgets, and viewed new art.

It’s been quite a year, and we’ve seen it all – here’s some of the best work we’ve done in 2018.

All photos are by Daniel Brown, Katie Canales, Sarah Jacobs, Hollis Johnson, and Jessica Tyler.


‘NRA sashay away’: 175,000 people took to the streets for New York City’s ‘March for Our Lives’ rally.

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I tried electric shock therapy —and it was one of the wildest experiences I’ve ever had in a workout.

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People have mocked Silicon Valley’s favourite meal replacement as being out of touch — now its new CEO is determined to win over sceptics who shop at Walmart.

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This psychedelic, Instagram-worthy art exhibit was co-designed by Hollywood royalty — take a look inside.

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We stayed in one of the largest pyramids in the world, a Bass Pro Shops-owned lodge filled with alligators, swamps, and rumours of an ancient curse. Here’s what it was like.

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Take a tour of Chicago’s most expensive neighbourhood, which is home to a 120-year-old restaurant and a street full of diamond shops.


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I’m on the ground for Tropical Storm Florence, which has caused catastrophic flooding and damage. Here’s what I’m seeing.

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‘I can’t feel my body right now’: Goldman Sachs held its annual Wiffle ball tournament and it got a little competitive

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The Kia Stinger is Business Insider’s 2018 Car of the Year.

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We compared the UK’s favourite chocolate to the version that’s sold in the US — and we were surprised by what we found.

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I took portraits of combat-tested soldiers at Fort Bliss — and they told me their incredible stories.

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A top movie actor reveals how he learns different accents.

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Protesters in San Francisco dumped a huge pile of scooters in the street and blocked 11 tech buses — and then things got tense.

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The co-founder of By Chloe, the chain that wants to be the McDonald’s of vegan fast food, just opened a new restaurant. Here’s what it’s like to eat there.

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Hudson Yards is the most expensive real-estate development in US history. Here’s what it’s like inside the $US25 billion neighbourhood.

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I went on a Border Patrol ride-along in one of the most heavily crossed areas on the US-Mexico border — here’s what happened.

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Mount Sinai teamed up with the designers who created projects for Nike and Beyonce to build a futuristic, new clinic — and it’s reimagining how healthcare is delivered.

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This $US200 ring packs every fitness-tracking feature you’d want into a tiny package — here’s what it can do.

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We went inside Manhattan’s newest luxury marijuana dispensary on Fifth Avenue — and it’s stunning.


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7 big health myths that were debunked in 2018.

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‘Amazon has got to go’: Protesters swarmed City Hall as New York’s city council held a contentious hearing about Amazon’s HQ2 deal.

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We compared Ben & Jerry’s vegan ice cream with a trendy company that is trying to compete with it — and the winner was clear.

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I spent an entire day with top chefs and culinary leaders from around the world — this is what they served us from brunch to the after-party.


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Popeyes is serving chicken wings covered with 24-karat gold flakes, and they are shockingly good.

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Activists marched outside of the Salesforce headquarters in San Francisco to protest the company’s contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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We tried to buy generic Viagra online from Hims and failed — here’s how it went down.

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We went inside 3 of the most beautiful bars in New York City — and the winner was clear.

Sarah Jacobs/Business InsiderBartender at Nobu Downtown


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San Francisco’s new $US2.2 billion transit center, the ‘Grand Central Station of the West,’ is officially open to the public — take a look around.

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A day in Chico, California: Photos show how survivors are helping each other cope and keep warm after their harrowing escapes from the Camp Fire.

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The iPhone XS Max is an absolutely gorgeous phone, but it proves that bigger isn’t always better.

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This $US59 million penthouse in New York City’s priciest zip code has a living room the size of a museum and perfect views of the Empire State Building and One World Trade.


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