THIS YEAR HAS been a tumultuous one for news.
From Nice to Syria, from Trump to Brexit, from the migrant crisis to the general election, 2016 was a year of upheaval across the world.
Here, in no particular order, are the most striking images from this year.
Note: be aware that some of these photographs contain graphic depictions of violence.
Two men look out from a swimming pool at a wildfire burning nearby in Benitachel, Spain in October.
Donald Trump speaks to an overflow crowd during a campaign rally in North Carolina in September.
Robbie Brady celebrates after scoring for Ireland in the crucial match against Italy at Euro 2016 in June.
Migrants, most of whom are from Eritrea, jump into the water as they are rescued from a crowded boat off the coast of Libya in August.
The gunman gestures after shooting dead Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at a photo gallery in December.
A car bomb explodes next to an Iraqi special forces armored vehicle as they advance towards Islamic State-controlled territory in Mosul in November.
A woman looks at a participant in the Pride parade in Madrid in July.
The remains of Eddie Hutch are brought into Our Lady of Lourdes church in Dublin city centre. Hutch, a taxi driver who was the brother of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch, was shot dead at his home in February.
The Northern Lights appear in the sky over a lighthouse in Northumberland, England in September.
Debris flies into the air as foreign fishing boats are blown up by the Indonesian Navy in February.
Two horses and jockeys collide during a race at Fakenham racecourse in February.
A police officer stops a driver in Dallas in July after five police officers were shot and killed in the US city.
White House staff listen as Barack Obama talks about Donald Trump’s victory in the US election.
Syrian doctors try to save the life of a boy shot by a sniper at a hospital in Aleppo in October.
Katie Taylor reacts at losing to Yana Alexseevna in an Olympic qualification event in Turkey in April.
A migrant child can be seen through a plastic tent in a makeshift camp in the Greek town of Idomeni in March.
Young people lay wreaths during a service to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the battle of the Somme in July.
A drilling rig is seen at the Isle of Lewis off the coast of Scotland after it ran aground in August.
Demonstrators throw back teargas canisters to French riot police officers during clashes at The Jungle in Calais on 22 October.
Iranians lie beside Urmia Lake with their bodies covered in salt in August.
Embers from a wildfire smolder alongside a major road in California in August.
St George’s Hall in Liverpool shows its support for the families of the Hillsborough victims and survivors in April.
Omran, a 4-year-old Syrian boy, sits in an ambulance after being rescued from the rubble of a building in Aleppo in August.
A rough sea off the north-east coast of England earlier this year.
Flowers are left outside a polling station in England after Labour MP Jo Cox was killed on the street just days before the Brexit referendum.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is given the bumps as his side celebrates victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final.
Donald Trump holding two babies during a campaign rally in July.