NBC Boston’s 10 Most Viewed Photo Galleries of 2017

Here are the top 10 galleries that caught your eyes in 2017.

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We devoted a gallery to one of the greatest pastimes this city has to offer, these <a href="https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/These-15-Boston-Watering-Holes-Are-True-Dive-Bars-453420793.html">15 Boston dive bars</a>.
These great white sharks prowled the waters of Cape Cod this past summer and we gathered some <a href=" https://www.nbcboston.com/multimedia/Sharktober-Great-White-Sharks-Still-Being-Spotted-Off-Cape-Cod-433648763.html">awe-inspiring shots</a>.
This gallery <a href="https://www.nbcboston.com/multimedia/Massive-Fire-Engulfs-Waltham-Construction-Site-436126413.html">shows before and after</a> a massive fire scorched through a construction site and burned it to the ground in Waltham this past July.
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A <a href="https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/SWAT-Incident-in-Hampton-NH-Residents-Urged-to-Shelter-in-Place-427289961.html">police standoff with a violent fugitive</a> had us on edge in June as we watched the hostile situation unfold in Hampton, New Hampshire.
Some bittersweet news came in September as we <a href="https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/September-Restaurant-Openings-and-Closings-in-Boston-448514603.html">posted a gallery of restaurant openings and closings</a>.
The magnificent tall ships of <a href="https://www.nbcboston.com/multimedia/Scenes-From-Sail-Boston-2017-429078663.html">Sail Boston 2017</a> voyaged from across the world to show our city an unforgettable summer spectacle.
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Readers <a href="https://www.nbcboston.com/multimedia/SEE-INSIDE-Aaron-Hernandezs-Former-Home-to-be-Sold--for-1-Million-Dollars-425773664.html">caught a glimpse</a> into the scene of the crime this year as Aaron Hernandez’s former home sold for $1.3M.
In October of this year, <a href="https://www.nbcboston.com/multimedia/These-Are-the-20-Best-Colleges-in-America-According-to-a-New-Study.html">Wallethub released a study</a> of the top 20 colleges in America. MIT won the top spot beating out Harvard and Columbia University.
We found out in 2017 that <a href="https://www.nbcboston.com/multimedia/The-Best-Pizza-in-America-is-Located-Right-Here-in-New-England-450658703.html">New England reigns supreme</a> when it comes to the best pizza in the country. Even if we already knew, it’s always nice to hear we’re the best.
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In September, <a href="https://www.nbcboston.com/multimedia/These-Are-the-Best-4-Year-Colleges-in-Massachusetts-447940873.html">a gallery was posted on the best 4-year colleges in Massachusetts</a>. The top spot as chosen by the School.com survey may surprise you.
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