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The Year in Pictures 2016

December 22, 2016

Four Palestinian friends who were injured during conflicts walk by the sea at Gaza's small fishing harbor on Oct. 24, 2016. Fighting has left thousands of people with disabilities or no limbs in this Palestinian enclave.

Photograph By: Hatem Moussa / AP

A Syrian woman takes shelter with her children in an iron box during a rainfall after they arrived from Turkey to the Greek deserted island of Pasas near Chios, on Jan 20,2016. Thousands of migrants and refugees continue to reach Greece's shores despite the winter

Photograph By: Petros Giannakouris / AP

A mobile screen is reflected on a fan's sunglasses as she plays "Pokemon Go" in Hong Kong on July 25, 2016. Pokemon fans participated in creature hunting as the app was released to both iPhone and Android users.

Photograph By: Kin Cheung / AP

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.

Photograph By: Aleppo Media Center / AP

A visitor to the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Ky., looks at an image of the great boxer posted on a makeshift memorial on June 9, 2016. Ali, born Cassius Clay, died on June 3 at age 74.

Photograph By: David Goldman / AP

Rowers are seen through a screen decorated with the Olympic rings as they practice at the rowing venue in Lagoa at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 7, 2016.

Photograph By: David Goldman / AP

Udai Faisal, an infant who is suffering from acute malnutrition, is hospitalized at Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 22, 2016. Udai died on March 24. Hunger has been the most horrific consequence of Yemen's conflict and has spiraled since Saudi Arabia and its allies, backed by the U.S., launched a campaign of airstrikes and a naval blockade a year ago.

Photograph By: Maad al-Zikry / AP

This April 1, 2016 photo shows a partially collapsed overpass in Kolkata, India. The overpass spanned nearly the width of the street and was designed to ease traffic through the densely crowded Bara Bazaar neighborhood in the capital of the east Indian state of West Bengal. About 100 meters (300 feet) of the overpass fell, while other sections remained standing.

Photograph By: Bikas Das / AP

A model named feebee poses as part of art installation "Narcissism : Dazzle room" made by artist Shigeki Matsuyama at rooms33 fashion and design exhibition in Tokyo on Sept. 14, 2016. Matsuyama's installation featured a strong contrast of black and white, which he learned from dazzle camouflage used mainly in World War I.

Photograph By: Eugene Hoshiko / AP

In this underwater picture a woman floats in a swimming pool during a summer day in Madrid, Spain, Aug. 28, 2016.

Photograph By: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/ AP

Police officers hold their shields as protestors pelt the new building of the Agency for Media Services with colored paint, during a protest in Skopje, Macedonia. Thousands of people have been protesting almost nightly in the Macedonian capital, Skopje, since President Gjorge Ivanov announced a decision last week to grant presidential pardons that halted criminal proceedings against dozens of people, including high-ranking politicians, accused in a wiretapping scandal that has roiled Macedonia for months, October 25, 2016.

Photograph By: Boris Grdanoski/ AP

In this March 23, 2016 file photo Summer Sharif looks at an Owl butterfly feeding on an orange during a photo call for hundreds of tropical butterflies being released to launch the Natural History Museum's Sensational Butterflies exhibition in London.

Photograph By: Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP

A couple kisses in front of graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, on the walls of a bar in the old town in Vilnius, Lithuania, on May 14, 2016.

Mindaugas Kulbis / AP Photo

People visit the artwork titled Seven Magic Mountains by artist Ugo Rondinone on May 11, 2016, near Jean, Nev., south of Las Vegas.

Photograph By: John Locher / AP

Fires burn in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France. Crews have started dismantling the squalid migrant camp in France after the process to clear the camp, April 22, 2016.

Photograph By: Thibault Camus / AP

Embers from a wildfire smolder along Lytle Creek Road near Keenbrook, California, on Aug. 17, 2016.

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