2017 Photos of the year by The Capital-Journal

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Shoes hang from a power line on Southeast 6th Street as the moon starts to set on Dec. 6, 2017. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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A storm moves over the top of Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., before the start of the 2017 basketball season on Oct. 21, 2017. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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A couple takes a selfie as lanterns take off into the sky behind them during the Lantern Festival on July 15, 2017, at Heartland Park. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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The Jayhawks celebrate winning their thirteenth consecutive Big 12 Conference title after defeating TCU on Feb. 22, 2017, at Allen Fieldhouse. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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The night before the "Great American Eclipse," clouds begin to move into the area near a farm in Wymore, Neb., on August 20, 2017. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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Couples take in the view from the stands at Heartland Park as the sun begins to set during the Lantern Festival on Saturday July 15, 2017. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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While standing next to Missouri forward Michael Porter, Jr., Kansas guard Devonte' Graham, right, raises his hand in victory as the end of the game nears during their "Showdown for Relief" charity exhibition game at the Sprint Center on Oct. 22, 2017. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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Lightning strikes radio towers near downtown Kansas City as storms moved across northeast Kansas on March 6, 2017. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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Noah Barnes, 11, walks alongside his father, Robert, as they make their way from Silver Lake to St. Mary's along US-24 highway on June 20, 2017. Noah, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 16-months-old, was marching 4,000 miles across the country to raise money for diabetes research and eventually a cure. The family began their journey in January when they left Key West, Fla., and finished in Blaine, Wash., on Dec. 9, 2017. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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Emergency crews carry a black bag away from the scene of an airplane crash on July 31, 2017, at Philip Billard Municipal Airport. It was confirmed that two people died in the crash. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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The eclipse shows through a small hole in the clouds as it nears totality on August 21, 2017, in York, Neb. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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James Bilby of Rose Hill, top, takes on Tyler Chrisp of Kansas City in the 46 pound eight and under class of the USA Kids Wrestling State Championships on March 25, 2017, at the Kansas Expocentre. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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A crowd looks on as Olympic champion Ryan Crouser competes in the Kansas Relay's Downtown Shot Put in Lawrence on April 21, 2017. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)


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Topeka High's Richard Newman hurdles over the high jump bar on his first attempt during the Centennial League meet at Seaman on May 11, 2017. Newman won the event with a jump of 6-11. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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NHRA fan Perry Foster of Plattsmouth, Neb., takes in the races at Heartland Park during the final day of the NHRA Menards Heartland Nationals on May 21, 2017. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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Rays of sunlight try to break through darkening clouds over a wind farm near Waverly, Kan., on Nov. 28, 2017. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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Russell "The Timber Kid" Miller, a forester with the City of Lawrence, pulls a string of lights up into a large tree in Lawrence's South Park on Nov. 16, 2017. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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The Milky Way shines brightly over a wind farm outside of Waverly, Kan., on July 23, 2017. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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Capitol Police officers point tasers at a suspect that was caught hiding under a porch in the 1000 block of SE Hancock on Jan. 26, 2017. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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Artists Jason Reidel, left and Luis Estrada pose for a photo as Jodan Jellison skateboards around them at the Rip-On Skate Park at Shunga Glen on June 8, 2017. The artists oversaw the Topeka Mural Project's paint project on June 17 at the Rip-On Skate Park. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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A series of images shows the eclipse as it goes through totality in York, Neb., on Oct. 21, 2017. (Photo illustration by Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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William, 3, right, and Alex Smith, 4, check out Sanjiv, the Topeka Zoo's new Sumatran tiger, as he experiences his exhibit for the first time on August 10, 2017. Sanjiv came from the Akron, Ohio, Zoo in hopes of matting with the Topeka Zoo's female tiger Jingga. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas' Chase Harrell, right, makes a one handed touchdown catch over Southeast Missouri's Shabari Davis during the first half of their home opener at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 2, 2017. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

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Olpe's Kyler True throws his arms out in celebration aftrer dominating in the 1A Boys 1600 Meter Run at the 2017 Track and Field State Championships on May 27, 2017, at Cessna Stadium in Wichita. True finished first with a time of 4:07.17. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)


Here is a collection of some of the best photos we've produced this year in our coverage of Topeka, northeast Kansas and beyond. What's your favorite photo?

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