Photos of the Year: 2016 Winners: POY: Runner Up: 2017_poy_12_02_42

POY: Runner UpMadeline Gray, North State Journal Sisters Sifa, 5, left, and Safi, 6, right, ride bikes at their new home with the Coleman family in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Colemans have spent the last three years supporting the sisters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo while they waited for the girls to be allowed to come to the United States.

POY: Runner Up

Madeline Gray, North State Journal

Sisters Sifa, 5, left, and Safi, 6, right, ride bikes at their new home with the Coleman family in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Colemans have spent the last three years supporting the sisters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo while they waited for the girls to be allowed to come to the United States.