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Corbis News Pictures of the Year 2015

Protesters take to Michigan Avenue, Chicago's "Magnificent Mile" and longest shopping street, to protest three days after the release of a dash cam video documenting the killing of Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who has been charged with his murder, on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, in Chicago, Illinois on November 27, 2015.  Van Dyke fired 16 shots at McDonald and fired 13 of those shots after McDonald was on the ground and only stopped after his colleague told him to stand down; freelance journalist Brandon Smith sued the City of Chicago for release of the dash cam video, which the city released only after ordered to do so by a judge last week.

Protesters take to Michigan Avenue, Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile” and longest shopping street, to protest three days after the release of a dash cam video documenting the killing of Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who has been charged with his murder, on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, in Chicago, Illinois on November 27, 2015. Van Dyke fired 16 shots at McDonald and fired 13 of those shots after McDonald was on the ground and only stopped after his colleague told him to stand down; freelance journalist Brandon Smith sued the City of Chicago for release of the dash cam video, which the city released only after ordered to do so by a judge last week.

An image of mine from Chicago’s Black Friday protests on Michigan Avenue, Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile” and longest shopping street, following the release of a dashcam video of police shooting Laquan McDonald is included in the best news pictures of the year selected by my agency, Corbis Images. You can view the entire gallery on their website.