The 30 most stunning photos Business Insider took in 2016

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Jay Woods, floor governor for IMC Financial Markets, on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor.
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Hollis Johnson

This year, Business Insider’s visual features reporters visited the New York Stock Exchange during an IPO, chatted with two “nuns” who run an online store selling cannabis products, and toured more than a dozen offices to learn about how people work. And those are just the highlights.

Ahead, see 30 of the best photos our team took this year. All photos are by Melia Robinson, Hollis Johnson, and Sarah Jacobs.


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Melia Robinson

This couple couldn’t afford to live in San Francisco, so they’re building tiny homes made from shipping containers


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Hollis Johnson

We went to the top of New York’s latest skyscraper to find out how it’s being built


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Sarah Jacobs

Go inside the family-owned business where big shots like Frank Sinatra and Rudy Giuliani have gotten their cigars for decades


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Melia Robinson

I tried ‘forest bathing’ – the Japanese ritual that science suggests could reduce stress


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Hollis Johnson

The new Apple Watch is finally showing some signs of improvement


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Sarah Jacobs

Here’s what the stylish guys of Warby Parker – the $1.2 billion eyewear startup – wear to work


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Melia Robinson

Inside the Bill Gates-backed startup on a mission to reinvent meat


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Hollis Johnson

A behind-the-scenes look at what actually goes on during an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange


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Sarah Jacobs

We spent an afternoon with the man who keeps power lunch running smoothly at one of New York’s most prestigious restaurants


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Melia Robinson

A ‘Game of Thrones’ fan proposed to his girlfriend surrounded by a crowd dressed as the show’s characters


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Hollis Johnson

Google’s bet on virtual reality has a long way to go


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Sarah Jacobs

We tried a startup that serves strangers a gourmet meal in random houses when the owners aren’t home


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Melia Robinson

These college gamers practice 10 hours a day and never party – and it paid off big time


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Hollis Johnson

Ferrari has done something no one thought was possible with the new 488 GTB supercar


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Sarah Jacobs

How a former lawyer quit his office job to revolutionize how men buy luxury bespoke suits


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Melia Robinson

These Silicon Valley ‘biohackers’ are fasting their way to longer, better lives


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Hollis Johnson

A look inside Kickstarter’s Brooklyn office, where employees enjoy perks like a secret rooftop garden, coffee on tap, and plenty of dogs


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Sarah Jacobs

A day in the life of Robbie Myers, the high-powered editor of one of fashion’s most important magazines


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Melia Robinson

What it’s like to live inside one of the iconic ‘Painted Lady’ homes in San Francisco


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Hollis Johnson

The new Acura NSX radically reset our expectations of what a supercar could be


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Sarah Jacobs

This man is growing a movement to shut down one of the country’s most notorious jails


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Melia Robinson

These two ‘nuns’ are making a living selling pot products on Etsy


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Hollis Johnson

We tried Chipotle’s new chorizo – here’s the verdict


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Sarah Jacobs

How 6 startup execs dress for success


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Melia Robinson

The absolute best cosplay photos from San Diego Comic-Con 2016


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Hollis Johnson

People marched through Manhattan to protest recent police shootings – here’s what it looked like


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Sarah Jacobs

An entrepreneur has made stunningly beautiful creations you won’t believe you can eat


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Melia Robinson

This could be the best place to die in America


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Hollis Johnson

We tried Shake Shack’s new honey chicken sandwich – here’s the verdict


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Sarah Jacobs

Times Square’s infamous spring break-themed restaurant has mysteriously closed – take a look back on its glory days