Yearender 2016: The world this year
Published : Dec 28, 2016, 3:02 pm IST
Updated : Jun 17, 2019, 2:07 pm IST
From Syrian civil war to US elections, a glimpse into the year that was!
Obama shakes a leg: US President Barack Obama dances tango during a state dinner hosted by Argentina's President Mauricio Macri at the Centro Cultural Kirchner as part of President Obama's two-day visit to Argentina, in Buenos Aires.
The Zika outbreak: Daniele Ferreira dos Santos holds her son, Juan Pedro, who was born with microcephaly, outside her house in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, on Jan. 26, 2016. Santos was never diagnosed with Zika, but she blames the virus for her son's defect and for the terrible toll it has taken on her life.
Worst mass shooting in US history: It had been an evening of drinking, dancing and drag shows at the Pulse gay nightclub before an attacker, Omar Mateen, emerged carrying an AR-15 and spraying the helpless crowd with bullets, killing 50.
Black Lives Matter: The battle cries of angry activists echoed through the streets of US as dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters blocked the roads and shouted obscenities at the swarm of police flanking the march. The protests were sparked by the recent police-involved shootings of black men in Dallas, Oklahoma and North Carolina.
ISIS in Mosul: A car bomb explodes next to Iraqi special forces armored vehicles as they advance toward territory held by the Islamic State group in Mosul, Iraq.
Brexit shakes Europe in 2016: Britain voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow since World War 2 to the European project of forging greater unity.
Bomb blast strikes Iraq: Asal Ahmed, 4, is carried by her father at the scene of a massive suicide truck bomb attack in Karada, Iraq, on July 9, 2016.
Turkey military coup: A man is shot in his car during clashes between Turkish solders and police near Taksim square in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the nation that his government was working to crush a coup attempt after a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital that left dozens dead and scores wounded.
US presidential race: President Barack Obama hugs Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton after addressing the delegates during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, on July 27, 2016.
Kashmir unrest: An Indian paramilitary soldier falls as he tries to kick an exploded tear gas shell thrown back by protesters at the end of a day-long curfew in Srinagar, India on August 8, 2016. Kashmir had been under a security lockdown and curfew since the killing of a Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8 sparked some of the largest protests in recent years.
Syrian airstrikes: In this frame grab taken from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh sits in an ambulance after being pulled out of a building hit by an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, on Aug. 17, 2016. The White Helmets were among the crowd of first responders who pulled Daqneesh and his family from the rubble of their apartment building.
The journey of refugees: Refugees, most from Eritrea, jump into the water from a crowded wooden boat as they are helped by members of an NGO during a rescue operation in the Mediterranean sea, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya, on Aug. 29, 2016. Thousands were rescued from more than 20 boats by members of Proactiva Open Arms before being transferred to the Italian cost guard and other NGO vessels operating in the area.
Trump makes America Great Again: Republican candidate Donald Trump stumped the world to become America’s 45th President, November 8, 2016, a date the world will never forget.
US presidential race: President-elect Donald Trump takes the stage at a rally at Hy-Vee Hall, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Des Moines.
ISIS-free Aleppo: Syrian army retook complete control of Aleppo in December 2016 after the last rebel fighters were evacuated from the city, handing President Bashar al-Assad his biggest victory of the war.