From the deaths of many great talents like David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Muhammad Ali, through the wars and catastrophes, to Brexit and the rise of Trump: these influential photographs show how long and difficult this year was. Let’s hope for a better tomorrow.
1. Italian Earthquake
In August, a powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake rocked central Italy, killing 292 people and making entire villages disappear. The initial earthquake was followed by 2,500 aftershocks, which were felt from Rimini to Naples including Rome. In addition to the loss of human life, widespread destruction of cultural heritage is also reported.