Pictures of the Year features the best news images from last year, courtesy of the Pictures of the Year International, the oldest photojournalism contest in the world. Gripping photographs from flood-ravaged Pakistan to earthquake-torn Haiti, from troops in Afghanistan to the Canadian Winter Olympics, from the Gulf Coast oil spill to even Lady Gaga, all factor in the exhibit, on display through Oct. 31. Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Tickets are $21.95 for general admission. Call 888-NEWSEUM or visit newseum.org.