2007 Year in Photos

Mourners pay their final respects to Gainesville Police Lt. Corey Dahlem, who was fatally injured by a drunk driver on April 4. At bottom left are his wife, Sally Dahlem, and son Brandon Dahlem. Daughter Katie Dahlem is not pictured.

Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun
Published: Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 12:00 a.m.

The task of selecting the best of a year's worth of Sun staff photos is formidable.

Technology may help speed the delivery of photos to readers, but the Sun's photojournalists put their creative skills to work in their mission to be the eyes of the community, showing readers places and events they would normally not witness.

The photos here - culled from thousands of images - show a community's beginnings and endings, grief and joy and the spectrum of everyday human emotion in between.

And while YouTube may be heralded as the visual aid for a new generation, the power of still photography lies in its ability to capture moments in time that affect each viewer in very personal ways.

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