Year 2016 at a glance: The most memorable news events in pictures

IBTimes Singapore looks back at the most memorable news incidents that happened this year.

Most memorable events of 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump waves with his daughter Ivanka (L), his son Eric's wife Lara Yunaska (2nd R) and his wife Melania (R) at his side after speaking at a campaign victory party after rival candidate Senator Ted Cruz dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination following the results of the Indiana state primary, at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 3, 2016. Reuters

The year 2016 was tumultuous and eventful across much of the world. Be it the EU referendum, the US election, the migrant crisis, the terror attacks in Nice and Brussels and the battles for Sirte, Aleppo and Mosul, it has showed all possible sorts of highs and lows. There were a few seismic shifts in politics, with the resignation of prime ministers David Cameron of Britain and Matteo Renzi of Italy.

Hundreds of people were killed in deadly attacks in Brussels, Istanbul, Nice and Bangladesh carried out by the Islamic State (Isis/Daesh), while hundreds more died in a failed coup attempt in Turkey, the repercussions of which continue to be felt five months later.

Double earthquakes shook Italy, destroying churches and historic buildings and leaving nearly 300 people dead. Apart from Italy, Indonesia, New Zealand and a few other places also witnessed catastrophe caused by several earthquakes. IBTimes Singapore looks back at the most memorable news incidents that happened this year.

Most memorable events of 2016
Supporters of Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump high five after Trump was projected by television networks as the winner of the South Carolina primary, at his primary night rally in Spartanburg, South Carolina February 20, 2016. Reuters
Goodbye Barack Obama! Best quotes from the Former US President
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters with U.S. President Barack Obama on stage during a campaign event for in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 7, 2016 Reuters
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 4, 2016. Reuters
In Pictures: Heartwarming images of Aceh earthquake that killed more than 100
Rescue teams use heavy equipment to dig through a collapsed building following a strong earthquake in Meureudu market, Pidie Jaya, Aceh province, Indonesia. Reuters
Fidel castro
Fidel Castro passed away Reuters
Philippines deadly drug war continues
The body of Gilbert Beguelme, who according to relatives was a drug user, lies dead on a jeepney after he was gunned down by unidentified men riding on a motorcycle, in Manila. Reuters
Chapecoense plane crash: A tribute to Brazil's most loved soccer team
A flower is pictured over a Chapecoense soccer team logo in tribute to their players in front of the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil Reuters
Italy earthquake
A man walks amidst rubble following an earthquake in Pescara del Tronto Reuters
Syria: An injured boy is seen sitting in an ambulance after an airstrike
A still image taken on August 18, 2016 from a video posted on social media said to be shot in Aleppo on August 17, 2016, shows a boy with bloodied face sitting in an ambulance, after an airstrike, Syria Reuters
November Supermoon: Striking visuals of the closest full moon until 2014
A man walks on the top span of the Sydney Harbour Bridge as the supermoon enters its final phase in Sydney, Australia, November 15, 2016. Reuters
The Royal Romance: Heartwarming images of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh as they celebrate 69 years of marriage
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh walk at Broadlands in Romsey, southern Englandin 2007. After a year long courtship, the Queen and Prince Philip wed in November 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey. Reuters
Heartwarming images of Iraqi people escaping from Islamic State-controlled village of Abu Jarboa
Kurdish Peshmerga fighter takes his position during battle with Islamic State near Abu Jarboa village, Iraq. Reuters
50 dead in Orlando nightclub attack, worst mass shooting in US history
Police forensic investigators work at the crime scene of a mass shooting at the Pulse gay night club in Orlando, Florida, U.S. June 12, 201 Reuters
Rio Olympics 2016: Schooling wins first gold for Singapore
Joseph Schooling celebrates after winning the gold medal Reuters
Most memorable events of 2016
Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius walks across the courtroom without his prosthetic legs during the third day of his resentencing hearing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa June 15, 2016. Reuters
Most memorable events of 2016
Ieshia Evans is detained by law enforcement as she protests the shooting death of Alton Sterling near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Louisiana, U.S. July 9, 2016. Reuters
Most memorable events of 2016
A body is seen on the ground in Nice, France July 15, 2016, after the Bastille Day truck attack on July 14 Reuters
Most memorable events of 2016
Samantha Cameron watches as her husband David resigns as Prime Minister outside 10 Downing Street after Britain voted to leave the European Union, 24 June 2016 Reuters
Bangladesh police arrests two people over deadly Dhaka cafe siege
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the attack at Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Dhaka Reuters
Most memorable events of 2016
Surrendered Turkish soldiers who were involved in the coup are beaten by a civilian on Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul, July 2016 Reuters
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the Queen Elizabeth II delivery office in Windsor with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on April 20, 2016 in Windsor, Britain, a day before her 90th birthday. Reuters/Chris Jackson