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Source: Myjoyonline.com

17 of the best photos captured by photojournalist of the Year, David Andoh in 2017

Here are pictures of memorable scenes our cameras captured in 2017. Enjoy the selection of the most compelling news photographs taken over the past year.

Almost a year ago Madam Catherine Afeku was nominated as Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts. After enduring long hours of vetting by the Appointments Committee of Parliament, the nominee jumped to kiss her husband.



Poverty is a constant scandal in Ghana. This family lives on the streets of Accra and yet can afford to smile even in the midst of national scandals of mismanagement and corruption.



The First Lady, Rebecca Akuffo-Addo takes a critical look at photos in the brochure at Thanksgiving service of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to mark her husband's victory in the presidential election held on December 7, 2016.



For the motorbike rider, sleep is not for the weak. It takes some mental strength to balance the body and sleep in peace right in the middle of town.



A pile of refuse at Kwame Nkrumah Circle few months after the commissioning of the interchange.



After the gruesome murder of Major Mahama some suspects were picked from Dankyera Obuasi for interrogation and one of the suspects prayed fervently to God on their second appearance in court.



A sports hooligan on the rampage at Accra Sports Stadium.



Some motor riders at Avenor junction in Accra took the law into their hands and blocked the Circle to Achimota road in solidarity for the departed colleague.



Pretending to be blind or breaking a common rule willfully?



The facial expression of the EC Boss Charlotte Osei and her Deputy Ambadu Sule when the two appeared in Parliament last year could mean they do not enjoy cordial relationship



The need for a proper balance between work and rest must be of great concern for especially politicians, big-time CEOs and top management officials.

In this picture, Gender Minister, Otiko Afisah Djaba, is seen dozing off as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) marked its December 2016 electoral victory with a Thanksgiving service last week.



Overtaking a fuel tanker in a sharp bend on the steep Aburi mountains shows how irresponsible some of our drivers are.



A member of the Operation Vanguard team, says a prayer before their departure to the forests to rid illegal miners.



There is a time for everything including the time to take a selfie - a serious selfie. This photo was captured by myjoyonline.com's David Andoh at the Hitz FM Homowo Street Vibe at Teshie last month.



The President numbers veteran journalist Kwesi Pratt among his ideological rivals. But this difference as fierce as it does not tell the whole story of an enduring friendship between the two.



During his rounds in Accra, Myjoyonline.com's award-winning photojournalist, David Andoh witnessed a boy climb up a Forex bureau to clean its metal doors and windows.

It was done under the supervision of a man whose relationship with the boy could not be ascertained.



Stubborn and defiant, this motor rider ignored persistent calls to be patient during a heavy downpour.

While all other motorists played it safe by parking, he decided to go for sorry by riding through the flooded Kasoa-Mallam Highway with gusto.

But the brownish current had other plans. And in his predicament, no one wanted to play good Samaritan to a stubborn motorist.



A driver dangerously overtaking on the Mallam Junction to Cape Coast Highway