Photos of the Year: 2016 Winners: POY: Runner Up: 2017_poy_12_02_39

POY: Runner UpMadeline Gray, North State Journal Katie Coleman, right, holds her adopted daughter Sifa's hand after they were united at the Charlotte airport. Katie had met Sifa in person only one other time when she took a trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

POY: Runner Up

Madeline Gray, North State Journal

Katie Coleman, right, holds her adopted daughter Sifa's hand after they were united at the Charlotte airport. Katie had met Sifa in person only one other time when she took a trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.