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Top photos of 2018: Bob King

Bente Soderlind of Duluth stops to watch the sun rise over Lake Superior from near the ship canal on April 29. Its distorted shape is created by air layers of different temperature in the atmosphere. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com1 / 10
Robert Kriegh, who suffers from bi-polar disorder and is homeless, talks about why she prefers to live on her own. When this photo was taken, she and her boyfriend were living in a tent in the east tower of the stage at Leif Erickson Park. They have since moved their tent to another location. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com2 / 10
Liquid asphalt gushes from a ruptured tank at the Husky Energy refinery on April 26. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com3 / 10
The William A. Irvin passes through the opening of the Minnesota Slip into the Duluth Harbor late on Sept. 21. The ship was headed to Fraser Shipyards in Superior so repairs could be made to the Minnesota Slip. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com4 / 10
The fans at the Duluth Curling Club shout for joy early on the morning of Feb. 24 on hearing the U.S. men's curling team won gold against Sweden in the championship match at the Olympics. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com5 / 10
After removing the observatory dome shutter, sheet metal workers, including supervisor Kevin Holappa (left), lower it to the ground at the home of former UMD planetarium director Glenn Langhorst in Moose Lake. The crew worked to disassemble the dome one "slice" at a time, crated it and then hauled it back to UMD, where it will one day be reassembled and house a brand new telescope. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com6 / 10
Matthew Norman of Madison, Wis. uses a water-filled sponge to cool down while running Grandma's Marathon on London Road in Duluth on June 16. Norman finished with a time of 2:54:22. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com7 / 10
A house in Douglas County near Amnicon Lake is completely surrounded by floodwaters in this aerial view from June 18. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com8 / 10
Several dozen people use nets to fish for smelt at the mouth of the Lester River on the night of May 6. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com9 / 10
An eastern bluebird hops across the top of a bluebird house, making its way to its entrance, so it have a look inside on May 22. The house was built and set up in an open area along County FF in Oulu by bluebird aficionado David Lindelof. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com10 / 10

Wicked weather, political rallies, athletic triumphs: News Tribune photographers captured them all, and

much more, in pictures in 2018.

From the Iron Range to Ashland, from Grand Rapids to Grand Marais, Duluth News Tribune photojournalists made countless images this year that told important stories, highlighted the natural beauty of the region, and documented the lives and accomplishments of those who call the Northland home. Here are some of Bob King’s favorite images of the year.

We’ve shared their photos with you all year, in print and online. Now the photographers have selected some of their favorite or most memorable images of 2018 to share again today.

We hope you enjoy these windows looking back at the year that was — and we look forward to bringing you more great photography in 2019 in the pages of the News Tribune, and at