2016 is nearly over, and it has been quite a year.

1. A woman removing a Niqab

A woman removing a Niqab

A woman removing a Niqab she was wearing in her village after Syria Democratic Forces took control of it, on the outskirts of Manbij city, Aleppo province, Syria, on June 9.

2. Barack Obama wiped tears

Barack Obama wiped tears

In January, Barack Obama wiped tears from his eyes as he spoke about the steps his administration was taking to reduce gun violence in the US. "Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad," Obama said, referring to the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.


3. President-elect Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump

After one of the ugliest elections in American political history, President-elect Donald Trump won the title of Time magazine's Person of the Year. Trump took issue with the publication referring to him as the "president of the Divided States of America."

4. Five-year-old Omran Daqneesh

Five-year-old Omran Daqneesh

Five-year-old Omran Daqneesh became a haunting symbol of the violence engulfing Syria. He was pulled from the rubble after his home was destroyed by Syrian and Russian airstrikes in eastern Aleppo.


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