Year in Photos 2006
The Year in Photos

While the world's turmoil, from war to famine, placed a burden on people's consciences this year, Palo Alto residents still found time to watch their children grow, stand outside when the clouds parted, and say "thank you."

This year the city was filled with wonderful moments brimming with the human spirit, courage and intelligence. It wasn't just the big stories that made the year special; it was also shaped by ordinary people opening up and sharing their views of life.

Here are our favorite images from 2006.