Many will rejoice as this challenging year comes to a close, but the events that took place in 2016 will have consequences that reverberate far into 2017 and beyond. It was a year with political turmoil and terrorism dominating headlines across the globe. In the US, a bitter election revealed the country’s widening cultural divide. And we lost luminaries like Carrie Fisher and Muhammad Ali, who reminded us not to accept the world as it is, but to be the change we wish to see.
For a recap of the year’s news, check out the video below, or read on to dive deeper into the stories that defined 2016.
In memoriam: Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Harper Lee, Prince, Muhammad Ali, Antonin Scalia, Fidel Castro, John Glenn, Nancy Reagan, Arnold Palmer, Gene Wilder, Elie Wiesel, Leonard Cohen, Janet Reno, George Michael, Carrie Fisher