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2016: The Year In Photos

Violence shook the Middle East, migrants made dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean and Europe, and voting in the United Kingdom and the United States produced shock results. These photographs tell some of the stories.

These photographs tell some of the stories that defined 2016. (40 PHOTOS)
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A boy looks through an icy bus window in Minsk, Belarus, on January 5, 2016. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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A boy looks through an icy bus window in Minsk, Belarus, on January 5, 2016. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of the Russian activist art group Pussy Riot, performs during the filming of their new music video in Moscow on January 13. The song, "Chaika," makes reference to Yury Chaika, Russia's prosecutor general. (epa/Denis Sinyakov)
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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of the Russian activist art group Pussy Riot, performs during the filming of their new music video in Moscow on January 13. The song, "Chaika," makes reference to Yury Chaika, Russia's prosecutor general. (epa/Denis Sinyakov)

A picture of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hangs outside a house in West Des Moines, Iowa, on January 15. (Reuters/Jim Young)
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A picture of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hangs outside a house in West Des Moines, Iowa, on January 15. (Reuters/Jim Young)

A woman and her children stand in the ruins of a battle-damaged house in the Kurdish town of Silopi, southeastern Turkey, near the border with Iraq on January 19. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
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A woman and her children stand in the ruins of a battle-damaged house in the Kurdish town of Silopi, southeastern Turkey, near the border with Iraq on January 19. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)

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