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Our Favorite Photos of 2016

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Trenda McMillan lives out of her station wagon in the parking lot of an Austin Walmart with her two dogs, where she lived after her car broke down.

It's been a long year of coverage and, while we've shown you our picks for our favorite KUT stories of the year, we'd also like to showcase some of the best work from our talented photojournalists. 

Below is a collection of the best images captured by Gabriel Cristóver Pérez, Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon, Stephanie Tacy and Miguel Gutierrez Jr.

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A shot of the longtime memorial dedicated to Ivan Garth Johnson, who was on Lamar Boulevard when he was killed by a drunk driver in 1989.

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A photo of Marie Reed, who returned to her childhood neighborhood in East Austin to attend a reunion in March

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Following the unveiling of the Texas African-American History Memorial on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol, a demonstration by White Lives Matter supporters was met with sizable counter-protests.

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A setting sun over the second weekend at the Austin City Limits festival on Oct. 8.

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Grackles at the Fiesta Mart parking lot off of I-35 in Austin in March.

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Willie Nelson and Family play at Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic at the Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas.

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A voter takes a selfie while waiting in line to vote at the Flawn Academic Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Hillary Clinton supporters at the Travis County Democratic Party's celebration on Election Night, after it became clear Donald Trump would defeat the Democratic candidate.

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Dillan Hendrick of Johnson Lake Management sprays a USDA approved pesticide on an invasive plant species along Lady Bird Lake in East Austin.

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Gerardo Reyes with his mother, Myra, on June 29, 2016.

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An artist at Austin's Graffiti Park at Castle Hills in June.

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Charlie Strong facing the media scrutiny after the Longhorns lost in overtime to Kansas on November 21, 2016. Strong was fired less than a week later.

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A view of one of Austin's 2015 traffic fatality crash sites from KUT's "Road to Zero" series on April 15, 2016.

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A view of the corner of 12th and Chicon streets in East Austin on Sept. 29.

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Then-GOP nominee Donald Trump points to the crowd at a last-minute rally the Travis County Expo Center on August 23, 2016.

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Students and faculty of UT-Austin protested the implementation of the so-called "campus carry" law by brandishing sex toys on the West Mall on August 24.

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Police Chief Art Acevedo and activist Fatima Mann hug at the Texas State Capitol on July 14, 2016. The memorial was held for five Dallas Police Department officers who were killed.

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Pam Griffith Curie touches the engraving of her sister's name at the unveiling of the memorial commemorating the 50th anniversary of the UT Tower shooting. Curie's sister, Karen Joan Griffith was killed during the shooting.