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2018: Year in Pictures by Christian Gooden

From the 2018: The Year in Pictures from Post-Dispatch photographers series
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World Cup wild

Abraham Valadez, (center), of St. Louis celebrates with other Mexico fans crowded around an Amsterdam Tavern bar on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, as they watch South Korea score a goal against the reigning champion Germany, thereby eliminating them from the competition. Germany's loss advanced Mexico's team to the next round. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

In a year of photojournalism capturing an emotional high for Mexico’s local World Cup fans, a family salsa recipe that possibly fueled a Cardinals slugger’s hitting streak, a congratulatory embrace of his new manager by a teammate, and a vice presidential campaign stop, Post-Dispatch staff photographer Christian Gooden offers his best photos of 2018.

High emotion fed a campus protest aimed at forcing Washington University to re-examine its policy regarding student sexual assault. And a hopeful fervor surrounded the hunt for bargain properties when St. Louis put its tax-delinquent parcels on the auction block.

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