The 40 best Reuters photos of the year so far

Reuters' award-winning photojournalists are stationed across the world, documenting all of the major historical moments as well as the quieter ones.

Their team of editors has once again compiled the best photographs taken this year, and, with a little over a month left in 2016, we've picked our top 40 favorites. From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, here are 40 of the most powerful photographs they've captured this year.

Editor's note: Many of the images in this slideshow depict graphic violence and injury, and many are upsetting.

Captions by Reuters and Sarah Jacobs.