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Yearender 2016 – The Year in Pictures

To illustrate the most important developments in 2016 epa offers you a selection of its professionally edited service. Just click on the images below to find the collection for the respective month.


A candle sits in front of a painting of David Bowie at a mural of the British singer in Brixton, birth place of the late David Bowie in London, Britain, 11 January 2016. David Bowie's,69, has died on 10 January 2016 after a battle with cancer. EPA/ANDY RAIN - Yearender 2016 - Selection January Ana Beatriz, a baby girl with microcephaly, celebrates her fourth months in Lagoa do Carro, Pernambuco, Brazil, on 08 February 2016. The Zika virus has not yet officially been proven to have a relation with microcephaly and no connection to the virus was found in the case of this girl, but increasing cases of microcephaly were observed in regions where the Zika virus has been spreading. EPA/PERCIO CAMPOS - Yearender 2016 - Selection February An old car passes by a house decorated with American and Cuban flags in Havana, Cuba, 20 March 2016, as the island is preparing for the visit of US President Barack Obama, the first official visit of a sitting US president to visit since Calvin Coolidge 88 years ago, following the restoration of the normalization of diplomatic relations. EPA/ORLANDO BARRIA - Yearender 2016 - Selection March
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, wave to well-wishers during her 90th birthday celebrations in Windsor, Britain, 21 April 2016. Thousands of people turned out to wish Britain's longest serving monarch a happy birthday. EPA/ANDY RAIN - Yearender 2016 - Selection April Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (R) and Brazilian Chief of Staff Jaques Warner (L) observe the preparations for an event due to a possible suspension of Rousseff, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, 11 May 2016. The Brazilian Senate on early 12 May voted to suspend Rousseff from power as she stands an impeachment trial. EPA/Fernando Bizerra Jr. - Yearender 2016 - Selection May Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage (C) leaves a 'Leave.EU Referendum Party' in London, Britain, 23 June 2016. EPA/Hannah McKay - Yearender 2016 - Selection June
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Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shout slogans and hold flags during a demonstration, against the failed Army coup attempt, at Taksim Sqaure, in Istanbul, Turkey, 16 July 2016. Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim reportedly said that the Turkish military were involved in an attempted coup d'etat. The Turkish military meanwhile stated it had taken over control. According to news reports, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced the coup attempt as an 'act of treason' and insisted his government remains in charge. Some 104 coup plotters were killed, 90 people - 41 of them police and 47 are civilians - 'fell martrys', after an attempt to bring down the Turkish government, the acting army chief General Umit Dundar said in a televised appearance. EPA/SEDAT SUNA - Yearender 2016 - Selection July Christabel Nettey of Canada makes an attempt during the women's Long Jump Qualifying round of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 16 August 2016. EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL - Yearender 2016 - Selection August Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (3-L) and leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Rodrigo Londono Echeverri (R), alias 'Timochenko', shake hands after signing the peace agreement between Colombia's government and FARC to end over 50 years of conflict in Cartagena, Colombia, 26 September 2016. The pact is the result of nearly four years of talks in Havana and was signed at a solemn ceremony in Cartagena before more than 2,500 invited guests. EPA/Mauricio Duenas Castaneda - Yearender 2016 - Selection September
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A woman walks through the rubble after Hurricane Matthew in Playa Gelee, Haiti, 07 October 2016. The death toll in Haiti by Hurricane Matthew rose to more than 400, according to South Civil Protection. EPA/Orlando Barría EPA/Orlando Barría - Yearender 2016 - Selection October US President Barack Obama (R) and President-elect Donald Trump (L) meet in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 10 November 2016. President-elect Donald Trump and future First Lady Melania Trump are meeting with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House and are expected to discuss efforts toward a smooth transition of power. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS - Yearender 2016 - Selection November  
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