From celebratory cheers to mournful vigils, the Bay Area was the background for some striking news photographs in 2015.
There were celebrations on the steps of San Francisco City Hall when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down bans on same-sex marriage and in the streets of Oakland when the Golden State Warriors won their first NBA championship in 40 years.
The Rocky and Valley fires brought scenes of destruction, while Candlestick Park was the scene of man-made demolition. And an all-too-common sight, victims of gun violence remembered by loved ones with candlelight vigils.
And there were also giant pumpkins.
A collection of some of our favorite news photos of 2015: