A migrant hangs from a boat as they wait to be rescued as they drift in the Mediterranean Sea, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya, on October 4, 2016.
At least 1,800 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard announced, adding that similar operations were underway around 15 other overloaded vessels. / AFP / ARIS MESSINIS        (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The Year in Photos 2016

Looking back on the most arresting images of 2016.

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TOPSHOT - Floral tributes are left beneath a mural of British singer David Bowie, painted by Australian street artist James Cochran, aka Jimmy C, following the announcement of Bowie's death, in Brixton, south London, on January 11, 2016. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like "Ziggy Stardust" and his theatrical shape-shifting style.   AFP PHOTO / CHRIS RATCLIFFE

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People leave flowers beneath a mural of British singer David Bowie in Brixton, south London, painted by Australian street artist James Cochran, aka Jimmy C, on Jan. 11, following the announcement of Bowie’s death. The pop musician died of cancer at the age of 69.

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TOPSHOT - Farmers clashes with Greek anti-riot police officers during a protest against a controversial pension reform that is part of the country's tough economic bailout in Thessaloniki on January 28, 2016. 
Around 5,000 farmers took part in the Thessaloniki protest outside an agricultural fair, with police using tear gas to repel them when they attempted to break in. The farmers have formed protest hubs at dozens of locations on Greece's national highways, intermittently blocking traffic in recent days.   / AFP / SAKIS MITROLIDIS        (Photo credit should read SAKIS MITROLIDIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Farmers clash with Greek anti-riot police officers in Thessaloniki on Jan. 28 during a protest against a controversial pension reform, part of the country’s tough economic bailout terms from the European Union and International Monetary Fund.

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TOPSHOT - Dominican Air Force personnel fumigate various locations in Santo Domingo against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, vector of the Zika virus, on January 23, 2016.  The Dominican Republic said Saturday it has 10 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the ailment suspected of causing serious birth defects in newborns. AFP PHOTO/ERIKA SANTELICES / AFP / ERIKA SANTELICES        (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

Dominican Air Force personnel fumigate against the Aedes aegypti mosquito — the main vector for the Zika virus — in Santo Domingo on Jan. 23. The country had just confirmed 10 cases of the virus, which can cause microcephaly in infants. The outbreak continued during the year.

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TOPSHOT - EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Turkish gendarmes put the body of a child into a body bag on a beach in Canakkale's Bademli district on January 30, 2016 after at least 33 migrants drowned when their boat sank in the Aegean Sea while trying to cross from Turkey to Greece, Turkey's state-run Anatolia news agency reported.  
The migrants, who included those from Myanmar, Afghanistan and Syria, set sail from the Canakkale province to reach the nearby Greek island of Lesbos, Anatolia said. / AFP / OZAN KOSE        (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish gendarmes put a child’s corpse into a body bag on Jan. 30, after at least 33 migrants drowned when their boat sank in the Aegean Sea while trying to cross from Turkey to Greece. This year was the deadliest on record for migrants and refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean: At least 5,000 drowned, according to the U.N. In March, a deal between Turkey and the EU to halt asylum-seekers from leaving Turkey on rickety boats went into effect. Although the flow of people traveling from Turkey to Greece slowed, there was an increase in migrants taking the route from Libya to Italy.

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TOPSHOT - Pope Francis wears a traditional Mexican sombrero hat received as a gift by a Mexican journalist on February 12, 2016, aboard the plane to Havana.  
Pope Francis headed to Cuba on Friday looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by modern day problems of drug-related violence and migration. / AFP / POOL / ALESSANDRO DI MEO        (Photo credit should read ALESSANDRO DI MEO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis wears a traditional Mexican sombrero given to him by a Mexican journalist on Feb. 12 aboard a plane to Havana, Cuba.

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TOPSHOT - Displaced women who have lost their husbands in the ongoing civil war in South Sudan discuss their psychological problems in a group session organised by the International Organisation of Migration in the the Protection of Civilians (PoC) in Bentiu, South Sudan, on February 16, 2016. 
Since the civil war in South Sudan started in December 2013, more than 120,000 people are currently living in the PoC, protected by the UN Peacekeeping Mission and assisted by UN agencies. 20,000 more displaced are also living in Bentiu town, fleeing from the ongoing conflict in their villages.   / AFP / ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN        (Photo credit should read ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Displaced women who have lost their husbands in South Sudan’s civil war discuss their psychological problems in a group session on a protection of civilians site in Bentiu, South Sudan, on Feb. 16. The U.N. has repeatedly warned that the ongoing conflict risks devolving into genocide and mass atrocities.

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TOPSHOT - An Iranian woman applauds cheering up during a reformists campaign meeting for the upcoming parliamentary elections at Hejab hall in downtown Tehran on February 20, 2016.
Voters will take part in two ballots on February 26 -- one to elect members of parliament and another to pick the Assembly of Experts, a powerful committee of 88 clerics who supervise the work of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's ultimate authority.

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An Iranian woman cheers during a reformists campaign meeting for the upcoming parliamentary elections at Hejab Hall in downtown Tehran on Feb. 20. Allies of Iran’s reformist president, Hassan Rouhani, won a landslide victory in the capital.

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Opposition lawmakers release a tear gas device in the Kosovo's parliament in Pristina, March 10, 016, in the latest eruption of a long-running protest against agreements made with Serbia. 
Kosovo government reached a deal with Serbia in 2015 to grant more powers to the Serb minority. Opposition fears the plan will deepen Kosovos ethnic division and increase the influence of Serbia. / AFP / STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Opposition lawmakers release a tear gas device in Kosovo’s parliament in Pristina on March 10, in the latest eruption of a long-running protest against agreements made with Serbia to grant more powers to the Serb minority. Opposition members fear the plan will deepen Kosovo’s ethnic division and increase the influence of Serbia.

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Demonstrators take part in a protest to demand the resignation of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, on March 13, 2016 in Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo. Authorities in Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city and an opposition stronghold, said they were bracing for a million protesters. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL / AFP / Miguel Schincariol        (Photo credit should read MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL/AFP/Getty Images)

Demonstrators take part in a protest to demand the resignation of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, on March 13, in São Paulo. After a lengthy impeachment trial, Rousseff was found guilty of misconduct regarding the federal budget and removed from office on Aug. 31.

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TOPSHOT - US President Barack Obama talks to tourists and Cubans at his arrival to the Havana Cathedral, on March 20, 2016.  On Sunday, Obama became the first US president in 88 years to visit Cuba, touching down in Havana for a landmark trip aimed at ending decades of Cold War animosity.   AFP PHOTO/YAMIL LAGE / AFP / YAMIL LAGE        (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. President Barack Obama talks to tourists and Cubans at his arrival to the Havana Cathedral on March 20. He was the first U.S. president to visit Cuba in 88 years.

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An injured woman looks on as another speaks on her mobile phone following twin blasts at Brussels airport in Zaventem on March 22, 2016 as part of co-ordinated attacks claimed by Islamic State group (IS) millitants at the city's airport and in a Metro train.
Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights and European railways froze links with Brussels  after a series of bombs blasts killed around 35 people in the city's airport and a metro train, sparking a broad security response. Belgium locked down the capital, home to the headquarters of the European Union and NATO, and imposed its highest level of security alert after the explosions, which extinguished about 20 lives in the metro and another 14 in the airport, according to authorities in Brussels.
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An injured woman looks on as another speaks on her mobile phone following twin blasts at the Brussels Airport in Zaventem, Belgium, on March 22, as part of a series of coordinated attacks by Islamic State-affiliated militants at the city’s airport and in a metro station.

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TOPSHOT - Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders attend a campaign rally, March 23, 2016 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, California. / AFP / ROBYN BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders attend a campaign rally on March 23 in Los Angeles, California. Riding a wave of populist discontent, Sanders was a breakout force in the 2016 U.S. election and a serious challenger to the eventual Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.

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REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - APRIL 06:  Hundreds of protesters gather in front of the Parliament building for a third day on April 6, 2016 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson has stepped down after news broke on Sunday that he had hid his assets in an offshore shell-company whose existence was revealed by the Panama Papers. Numerous leaders around the world as well as wealthy individuals have been caught-up in the developing scandal. The island of just 320,000 people had only recently recovered from the global banking collapse in 2008.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Hundreds of protesters gather in front of Iceland’s parliament building in Reykjavik for a third day on April 6, after Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson stepped down following revelations in the Panama Papers leak that he had hidden his assets in a secret offshore shell company.

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TOPSHOT - Syrian men carry a body on a stretcher amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Qatarji in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 29, 2016.
Fresh bombardment shook Syria's second city Aleppo, severely damaging a local clinic as outrage grows over an earlier air strike that destroyed a hospital. The northern city has been battered by a week of air strikes, rocket fire, and shelling, leaving more than 200 civilians dead across the metropolis. The renewed violence has all but collapsed a fragile ceasefire deal that had brought an unprecedented lull in fighting since February 27.  / AFP / AMEER ALHALBI        (Photo credit should read AMEER ALHALBI/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian men carry a body on a stretcher amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported airstrike on a rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo, on April 29. The renewed violence collapsed a fragile cease-fire deal brokered by the United States and the United Nations that had brought an unprecedented lull in fighting since Feb. 27.

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Members of the opposition of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro clash with riot police during a demonstration in Caracas on May 11, 2016. 
With helmets, shields and bulletproof, military and Venezuelan police vests prevented Wednesday the advance of thousands of opponents who tried to reach the headquarters of the National Electoral Council (CNE), to demand accelerate the process of a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro. / AFP / FEDERICO PARRA        (Photo credit should read FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Members of Venezuela’s opposition clash with anti-riot police during a demonstration in Caracas on May 11, demanding to accelerate the process of a recall referendum of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s mandate. The country suffered this year from a plummeting currency, mass shortages of basic products and medications, and a resurgence of malaria.

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This photo taken on May 5, 2016 shows crew members of China's South Sea Fleet taking part in a drill in the Xisha Islands, or the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. 
Beijing claims sovereignty over almost the whole of the South China Sea, on the basis of a segmented line that first appeared on Chinese maps in the 1940s, pitting it against several neighbours. / AFP / STR / China OUT / TO GO WITH AFP STORY CHINA-POLITICS-MARITIME-DIPLOMACY BY BEN DOOLEY          (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Crew members of China’s South Sea Fleet take part in a drill near the Paracel Islands, known in Chinese as Xisha, in the South China Sea on May 5. Beijing claims sovereignty over almost the entire South China Sea, on the basis of a segmented line that first appeared on Chinese maps in the 1940s, pitting it against several neighbors.

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US President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016.
Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25. He urged Vietnam to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardize its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting him.

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TOPSHOT - Men who violated the 10pm liquor ban, seen drinking on public places, are temporarily detained and made to do 40 push-ups at a police headquarters in Manila on May 28, 2016.  
A police station in Manila implemeted Oplan "RODY," or Rid the streets Of Drinkers and Youths. President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will impose a nationwide curfew on children being on the streets late at night and is also considering banning the serving of alcohol after midnight, his spokesman Peter Lavina said earlier this month.  / AFP / NOEL CELIS        (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Men seen drinking in public after a 10 p.m. liquor ban are temporarily detained and made to do 40 push-ups at a police headquarters in Manila, Philippines, on May 28. Rodrigo Duterte was elected president that month on promises to root out criminality and soon after unleashed a brutal — but popular — war on drugs that killed at least 6,000 people by the end of the year.

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TOPSHOT - A woman holds flowers during a vigil in solidarity for the victims killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando in New York on June 13, 2016. 
The American gunman who launched a murderous assault on a gay nightclub in Orlando was radicalized by Islamist propaganda, officials said Monday, as they grappled with the worst terror attack on US soil since 9/11. 
 / AFP / KENA BETANCUR        (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman in New York holds flowers on June 13 during a vigil for the victims killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11. The American gunman who launched the murderous assault is said to have been radicalized by Islamist propaganda.

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LONDON, ENGLAND- JUNE 24: A young couple painted as EU flags protest on outside Downing Street against the United Kingdom's decision to leave the EU following the referendum on June 24, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. The United Kingdom has gone to the polls to decide whether or not the country wishes to remain within the European Union. After a hard fought campaign from both REMAIN and LEAVE the vote is too close to call. A result on the referendum is expected on Friday morning.  (Photo by Mary Turner/Getty Images)

A young couple painted as EU flags in support of the "Remain" campaign wait to hear the result of the Brexit referendum outside Downing Street, London, on June 24. Fifty-two percent voted to withdraw from the EU, surprising international observers and leading Prime Minister David Cameron to resign.

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Protestor Ieshia Evans is detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      SEARCH "#BLACK LIVES MATTER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. - RTSHGVW

Protestor Ieshia Evans confronts law enforcement in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during a July 9 demonstration against the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling. The protest was one of many organized by the Black Lives Matter movement, pushing police brutality into the spotlight. According to the Guardian, 1,058 people in the United States have been killed by police in 2016.

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TOPSHOT - EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Turkish solders stay with weapons at Taksim square as people protest against the military coup in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. 
Turkish military forces on July 16 opened fire on crowds gathered in Istanbul following a coup attempt, causing casualties, an AFP photographer said. The soldiers opened fire on grounds around the first bridge across the Bosphorus dividing Europe and Asia, said the photographer, who saw wounded people being taken to ambulances.

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As people protested against the attempted military coup in Istanbul on July 16, Turkish solders remained with weapons at Taksim Square and eventually opened fire on crowds. The coup attempt was quickly quashed and followed by a crackdown on people thought to be linked to the Gulenist movement, which Turkey’s government deems a terrorist organization.

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CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks while formally accepting his party's nomination on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people came to Cleveland for the event, including hundreds of protesters and thousands of members of the media. The four-day convention ran from July 18-21.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Donald Trump formally accepts his party’s nomination for president on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people came to Cleveland for the event, including hundreds of protesters and thousands of members of the media.

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TOPSHOT - Jamaica's Usain Bolt (c) competes in the Men's 4x100m Relay Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 19, 2016.   / AFP / Adrian DENNIS        (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt competes in the men’s 4-x-100 meter relay final during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 19.

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PESCARA DEL TRONTO, ITALY - AUGUST 24:  A general view of Pescara del Tronto town destroyed by the earthquake on August 24, 2016 in Pescara del Tronto, Italy. Central Italy was struck by a powerful, 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the early hours, which has killed at least thirty seven people and devastated dozens of mountain villages. Numerous buildings have collapsed in communities close to the epicenter of the quake near the town of Norcia in the region of Umbria, witnesses have told Italian media, with an increase in the death toll highly likely  (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

An aerial view of the damage at Pescara del Tronto on Aug. 24 after central Italy was struck by a powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 300 people and devastated dozens of mountain villages.

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TOPSHOT - Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) attend the opening ceremony of the September 17-23 10th National Guerrilla Conference at the camp in Llanos del Yari, Caqueta department, Colombia, on September 17, 2016.
After 52 years of armed conflict, FARC rebels open what leaders hope will be their last conference as a guerrilla army, where they are due to vote on a historic peace deal with the Colombian government. / AFP / LUIS ACOSTA        (Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) attend the opening ceremony of the 10th National Guerrilla Conference at a camp in Llanos del Yarí, Colombia, on Sept. 17. After 52 years of armed conflict, FARC rebels hoped it would be their last conference as a guerrilla army before a historic peace deal with the Colombian government. Colombian voters rejected the deal on Oct. 2, but after revisions the country’s Congress passed it in November.

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TOPSHOT - Members of the forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) guard a look-out point in the coastal city of Sirte, east of the capital Tripoli, during their military operation to clear the Islamic State group's (IS) jihadists from the city on September 19, 2016.  / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA        (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Members of forces loyal to Libya’s U.N.-backed Government of National Accord guard a lookout point in the coastal city of Sirte, east of Tripoli, during their military operation to clear Islamic State jihadis from the city on Sept. 19. With the help of U.S. airstrikes, Sirte was fully recaptured by December, though operations around the city are ongoing.

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TOPSHOT - Students from the University of the Witwatersrand are injured by a police grenade during a protest against university fee increases on September 21, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. 
South African police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse protesting students in central Johannesburg, in further outbreaks of unrest over higher tuition fees. / AFP / DAYLIN PAUL        (Photo credit should read DAYLIN PAUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Students from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa are injured by a police grenade during a protest against university fee increases on Sept. 21 in Johannesburg. Demonstrations protesting for the “decolonization” of the education system have been ongoing this year and were marked by violence.

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TOPSHOT - A wounded Syrian child looks on from inside a vehicle following a reported airstrike on Kafr Batna, in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on September 30, 2016.

Air raids on several rebel-held towns in the Eastern Ghouta region killed at least 17 people including eight children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. / AFP / AMER ALMOHIBANY        (Photo credit should read AMER ALMOHIBANY/AFP/Getty Images)

A wounded Syrian child sits inside a vehicle following a reported airstrike in the rebel-held area of eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus, on Sept. 30.

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TOPSHOT - A girl waves a black flag as people take part in a nationwide strike and demonstration to protest against a legislative proposal for a total ban of abortion on October 3, 2016 in Warsaw.
Thousands of women dressed in black protested across Poland in the "Women strike" campaign against a proposed near-total abortion ban in the devoutly Catholic country where legislation is already among the most restrictive in Europe. / AFP / JANEK SKARZYNSKI        (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman waves a black flag as thousands of people dressed in black take part in a nationwide strike and demonstration to protest against a legislative proposal for a total ban of abortion on Oct. 3, in Warsaw, Poland. After winning elections in 2015, Poland’s conservative Law and Justice party has moved to gain control over civic institutions like public media and the country’s highest court. But it walked back the draconian abortion ban after widespread outcry.

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A migrant hangs from a boat as they wait to be rescued as they drift in the Mediterranean Sea, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya, on October 4, 2016.
At least 1,800 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard announced, adding that similar operations were underway around 15 other overloaded vessels. / AFP / ARIS MESSINIS        (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

An African migrant waiting to be rescued hangs from a boat as it drifts in the Mediterranean Sea, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya, on Oct. 4.

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TOPSHOT - A girl walks past debris left by Hurricane Matthew, in Sous Roche, Les Cayes, in the southwest of Haiti, on October 9, 2016. 
Haiti began three days of mourning Sunday for hundreds killed in Hurricane Matthew as relief officials grappled with the unfolding devastation in the Caribbean country's hard-hit south.
Matthew was downgraded Sunday to a post-tropical cyclone after cutting a swath from Florida to North Carolina that left at least 17 dead.
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A girl walks past debris left by Hurricane Matthew, in Les Cayes, Haiti, on Oct. 9. The U.N. estimated that 1.4 million people were in need of humanitarian assistance after winds of 145 miles per hour slammed into the island’s southwest.

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TOPSHOT - Supporters of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej react as they pray at Siriraj Hospital, where the king is being treated, in Bangkok on October 13, 2016.
Well-wishers kept up their vigil outside a Bangkok hospital on October 13, offering prayers for ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej as Thailand faces the prospect of losing its figure of unity in a deeply polarized nation. / AFP / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN        (Photo credit should read MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Supporters of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej cry on Oct. 13 as they gathered at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, where the monarch died. He had reigned for 70 years, the longest-serving head of state in the world.

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TOPSHOT - A man takes a selfie in front of a fire from oil that has been set ablaze in the Qayyarah area, some 60 kilometres (35 miles) south of Mosul, on October 19, 2016, during an operation by Iraqi forces against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists to retake the main hub city.
In the biggest Iraqi military operation in years, forces have retaken dozens of villages, mostly south and east of Mosul, and are planning multiple assaults for October 20. / AFP / YASIN AKGUL        (Photo credit should read YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images)

A man takes a selfie in front of an oil fire in Qayyarah, south of Mosul, on Oct. 19, during an operation by Iraqi forces to retake the city from the Islamic State.

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TOPSHOT - A migrant runs next to a makeshift shelter on fire at the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais, northern France, on October 26, 2016 during a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement where 6,000-8,000 people have been living in dire conditions.
Fresh fires broke out on October 26, 2016 in the "Jungle" camp on the second day of operations to tear down the squalid settlement in northern France, sending migrants fleeing with their meagre belongings. Huge clouds of black smoke billowed over the sprawling camp near Calais where up to 4,000 migrants remain as authorities continue to evacuate residents and dismantle their makeshift dwellings.
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A migrant runs next to a makeshift shelter in flames on Oct. 26, as France conducted a massive operation to clear the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais, where up to 8,000 people had been living in squalid conditions.

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A newly displaced Iraqi woman who fled from the city of Mosul, Iraq's last major Islamic State (IS) group stronghold, kisses a child's hand as she is reunited with her relatives who came two years ago to the refugee camp in the Khazir area, near near the Kurdish checkpoint of Aksi Kalak, some 40 kilometres east of Arbil following their arrival on October 26, 2016. 
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Stephane Dujarric told reporters that almost 9,000 people are internally displaced as a result of the Mosul military operation in Iraq. Lise Grande, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, said the military operations to retake Mosul could spark the largest humanitarian crisis in 2016 as the security situation in the area restrains aid agencies' ability to deliver help. / AFP / BULENT KILIC        (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

A newly displaced Iraqi woman who fled from the city of Mosul, the country’s last major Islamic State stronghold, is reunited on Oct. 26 with relatives who fled two years before at a refugee camp near Erbil. At least 80,000 people have been internally displaced since the start of the Mosul military operation, and the U.N. is racing to prepare for a potential exodus of 700,000.

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ANTARCTICA - OCTOBER 27:  Ice is viewed near the coast of West Antarctica from a window of a NASA Operation IceBridge airplane on October 27, 2016 in-flight over Antarctica. NASA's Operation IceBridge has been studying how polar ice has evolved over the past eight years and is currently flying a set of 12-hour research flights over West Antarctica at the start of the melt season. Researchers have used the IceBridge data to observe that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may be in a state of irreversible decline directly contributing to rising sea levels. NASA and University of California, Irvine (UCI) researchers have recently detected the speediest ongoing Western Antarctica glacial retreat rates ever observed. The United Nations climate change talks begin November 7 in the Moroccan city of Marrakech.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

An aerial view of ice near the coast of West Antarctica from the window of a NASA Operation IceBridge plane on Oct. 27. Researchers have used the IceBridge data to observe that the West Antarctic ice sheet may be in a state of irreversible deterioration directly contributing to rising sea levels.

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TOPSHOT - Iraqis and Iraqi forces members bathe in a sulphur pond in the Hamam al-Alil area, about 14 kilometres from the southern outskirts of Mosul, on November 7, 2016, after recapturing it from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists during the ongoing operation to regain control of the city of Mosul from the group. / AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE        (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraqis bathe in a sulphur pond in Hamam al-Alil, south of Mosul, on Nov. 7, after recapturing it from the Islamic State during an ongoing operation to regain control of the area.

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TOPSHOT - Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reacts to early results during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016.  / AFP / Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump react to early results during election night at the New York Hilton hotel in Midtown Manhattan on Nov. 8.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09:  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, accompanied by her husband former President Bill Clinton, pauses as she concedes the presidential election at the New Yorker Hotel on November 9, 2016 in New York City. Republican candidate Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election in the early hours of the morning in a widely unforeseen upset.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, accompanied by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, pauses as she concedes the presidential election at the New Yorker Hotel on Nov. 9 in New York City. Though she ended up winning the popular vote by nearly 3 million, her defeat in key Democratic states like Wisconsin and Michigan came as a surprise to many.

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TOPSHOT - Indian villagers queue outside a bank as they wait to deposit and exchange 500 and 1000 rupee notes in Hanuman Ganj village on the outskirts of Allahabad on November 18, 2016.
India's government asked its citizens to put up with what it called the "short-term inconvenience" when it announced the move to withdraw 85 percent of currency in circulation in a bid to tackle widespread tax evasion. / AFP / SANJAY KANOJIA        (Photo credit should read SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian villagers line up outside a bank as they wait to deposit and exchange 500 and 1000 rupee notes in Hanuman Ganj village on Nov. 18. In a bid to tackle widespread tax evasion, India’s government had suddenly announced that it would move to withdraw 85 percent of currency in circulation, sparking a rush to the banks.

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Protesters hold candles and banners calling for the resignation of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye during an anti-government rally in central Seoul on November 19, 2016. 
Tens of thousands of protestors rallied in Seoul on November 19, for the fourth in a weekly series of mass protests urging President Park Geun-Hye to resign over a corruption scandal. / AFP / JUNG YEON-JE        (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Tens of thousands of protesters hold candles and banners in central Seoul on Nov. 19, calling for the resignation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal.

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TOPSHOT - Members of the Hernandez family hug each other and react as they encounter at the gate of the U.S.- Mexico border fence opened for a few minutes on November 19, 2016 in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico.
The door opening was organized by pro-migrants NGOs and local authorities in coordination with the United States Border Patrol.
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Members of a separated family hug each other at the gate of the U.S.-Mexico border fence opened for a few minutes on Nov. 19, in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico. The door opening was organized by pro-immigration nonprofits and local authorities in coordination with the U.S. Border Patrol.

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TOPSHOT - A man is pictured in his house in Havana next to a portrait of Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro, on November 28, 2016. 
A titan of the 20th century who beat the odds to endure into the 21st, Castro died late Friday after surviving 11 US administrations and hundreds of assassination attempts. No cause of death was given. Castro's ashes will go on a four-day island-wide procession starting Wednesday before being buried in the southeastern city of Santiago de Cuba on December 4. / AFP / PEDRO PARDO        (Photo credit should read PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

A man is pictured in his house in Havana next to a portrait of Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro on Nov. 28. Castro died on Nov. 25 at age 90 after surviving 11 U.S. administrations and hundreds of assassination attempts. Though reviled in the United States as a communist dictator, many Cubans still see Castro as an inspirational figure.

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TOPSHOT - A Palestinian protester throws stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank on December 9, 2016. / AFP / JAAFAR ASHTIYEH        (Photo credit should read JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP/Getty Images)

A Palestinian protester throws stones at Israeli security forces following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the occupied West Bank, on Dec. 9.

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COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 16: In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn lies in repose, under a United States Marine honor guard, in the Rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse December 16, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn, who died at age 95, was the first American to orbit the Earth. He will be honored in a memorial service at Ohio State University's Mershon Auditorium.   (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

Former astronaut and senator John Glenn’s coffin lies under a U.S. Marine honor guard in the Ohio Statehouse rotunda on Dec. 16. Glenn, who died at age 95, was the first American to orbit the Earth.

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EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A picture taken on December 19, 2016 shows Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Ankara, lying on the floor after being shot by Mevlut Mert Altintas (R) during an attack during a public event in Ankara.
A gunman crying "Aleppo" and "revenge" shot Karlov while he was visiting an art exhibition in Ankara on December 19, witnesses and media reports said. The Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency said the gunman had been "neutralised" in a police operation, without giving further details. / AFP / Sozcu daily / Yavuz Alatan / Turkey OUT        (Photo credit should read YAVUZ ALATAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The body of Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, lies on the floor after he was fatally shot by Mevlut Mert Altintas, an off-duty Turkish police officer, during a public event in Ankara on Dec. 19.

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TOPSHOT - A man wearing a mask visits a park amid heavy air pollution in Beijing on December 20, 2016. 
Beijing issued its first air pollution red alert for 2016 on December 15, with choking smog expected to cover the city and surrounding areas in north China until December 21. / AFP / WANG ZHAO        (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

A man wearing a face mask visits a park amid heavy air pollution in Beijing, China, on Dec. 20.

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TOPSHOT - A policeman walks at the Christmas market near the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church), the day after a terror attack, in central Berlin, on December 20, 2016.
German police said they were treating as "a probable terrorist attack" the killing of 12 people when the speeding lorry cut a bloody swath through the packed Berlin Christmas market. / AFP / Tobias SCHWARZ        (Photo credit should read TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

A policeman surveys the damage on Dec. 20, the day after a truck plowed into a Christmas market in central Berlin. The suspected perpetrator, a Tunisian asylum-seeker who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, was later killed in a shootout with Italian police.

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TOPSHOT - A massive explosion guts Mexico's biggest fireworks market in Tultepec, on December 20, 2016.
The explosion killed at least 31 people and injured 72, authorities said. The conflagration in the Mexico City suburb of Tultepec set off a quick-fire series of multicolored blasts that sent a vast cloud of smoke billowing over the capital. / AFP / Jose Luis TOLENTINO        (Photo credit should read JOSE LUIS TOLENTINO/AFP/Getty Images)

A massive explosion guts Mexico’s biggest fireworks market in Tultepec on Dec. 20. The explosion killed at least 31 people and injured 72, authorities said.

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