From the rise of the far-right in the US and across Europe, powerful natural disasters, and the #metoo movement, to the Rohingya refugee crisis, 2017 has witnessed it all. We take a look back at the year in pictures.

Hanida Begum, a Rohingya Muslim woman, fled her her home in Myanmar to journey to Bangladesh. She kisses her infant son, Abdul Mashood, for the last time. He tragically died on the boat they travelled on when it capsized before reaching the shore of the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip.
Hanida Begum, a Rohingya Muslim woman, fled her her home in Myanmar to journey to Bangladesh. She kisses her infant son, Abdul Mashood, for the last time. He tragically died on the boat they travelled on when it capsized before reaching the shore of the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip. (AP)

US President Donald Trump's inauguration

Pictures comparing the number of attendees at US President Donald Trump’s inauguration to former President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2008.
Pictures comparing the number of attendees at US President Donald Trump’s inauguration to former President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2008. (AA)

Muslim ban

A young girl dances with the American flag in the baggage-claim area at an airport, while women pray during a protest over US President Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban.
A young girl dances with the American flag in the baggage-claim area at an airport, while women pray during a protest over US President Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban. (Reuters)

Mosul under attack

A man cries as he carries his daughter to safety while walking from the Daesh-controlled part of Mosul, months before the city was reclaimed.
A man cries as he carries his daughter to safety while walking from the Daesh-controlled part of Mosul, months before the city was reclaimed. (Reuters)

Illuminated globe

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud and US President Donald Trump place their hands on an illuminated globe during the inauguration ceremony of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud and US President Donald Trump place their hands on an illuminated globe during the inauguration ceremony of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh. (AA)

Grenfell Tower fire

Seventy-one  people died after a fire tore through the Grenfell Tower apartment block in West London.
Seventy-one people died after a fire tore through the Grenfell Tower apartment block in West London. (Reuters)

London Bridge memorial 

People observe a minute’s silence in St. Ann’s Square in Manchester to honour the London Bridge terror attack victims.
People observe a minute’s silence in St. Ann’s Square in Manchester to honour the London Bridge terror attack victims. (AP)

Manchester benefit concert

A crowd cheers,
A crowd cheers, "We Are Manchester," at a benefit show months after the horrific Manchester terror attack left 22 people dead. (AP)

Turkish coup anniversary march 

Turkish people unite to march at the July 15 Martyrs Bridge on the first anniversary of the defeated coup that left 249 people dead and more than 2,000 others injured.
Turkish people unite to march at the July 15 Martyrs Bridge on the first anniversary of the defeated coup that left 249 people dead and more than 2,000 others injured. (AA)

Climate change

A photograph of an emaciated polar bear in Canada reveals the direct results of climate change on wildlife.
A photograph of an emaciated polar bear in Canada reveals the direct results of climate change on wildlife. (Caters News)

Hurricane Harvey

In the US city of Houston, George Cochrum and Caroline Wheeler walk down the flooded roads of Interstate 610 in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
In the US city of Houston, George Cochrum and Caroline Wheeler walk down the flooded roads of Interstate 610 in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. (AP)

Las Vegas mass shooting

People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, where Stephen Paddock shot and killed 58 people in America’s deadliest shooting to date.
People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, where Stephen Paddock shot and killed 58 people in America’s deadliest shooting to date. (Getty Images)

Mexico earthquake

An altar of the Virgin of Guadalupe is covered with the wreckage and remnants of an earthquake that rocked Mexico, killing more than 300 people.
An altar of the Virgin of Guadalupe is covered with the wreckage and remnants of an earthquake that rocked Mexico, killing more than 300 people. (AP)

Rohingya Muslims displaced

Hanida Begum, a Rohingya Muslim woman, fled her home in Myanmar for Bangladesh. She kisses her infant son, Abdul Mashood, for the last time. He died on the boat they travelled on when it capsized before reaching the shore of the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip.
Hanida Begum, a Rohingya Muslim woman, fled her home in Myanmar for Bangladesh. She kisses her infant son, Abdul Mashood, for the last time. He died on the boat they travelled on when it capsized before reaching the shore of the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip. (AP)

#TakeAKnee

Eric Reid, a former teammate of Colin Kaepernick, takes a knee as a number of protests across the NFL follow US President Donald Trump’s comments about Kaepernick’s #TakeAKnee stance.
Eric Reid, a former teammate of Colin Kaepernick, takes a knee as a number of protests across the NFL follow US President Donald Trump’s comments about Kaepernick’s #TakeAKnee stance. (AP)

North Korea missile tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches as he launches the Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo released by the North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches as he launches the Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo released by the North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). (Reuters)

Catalonia independence 

People in Barcelona react as they watch a session of the Catalonian regional parliament at a pro-independence rally.
People in Barcelona react as they watch a session of the Catalonian regional parliament at a pro-independence rally. (Reuters)

Hurricane Maria

A Puerto Rican family stands amidst the remains of its destroyed home after devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.
A Puerto Rican family stands amidst the remains of its destroyed home after devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. (AP)

Mogadishu truck bombing

Somalis walk through the wreckage as they rebuild, following the country’s deadliest terror attack in history that left more than 300 people dead.
Somalis walk through the wreckage as they rebuild, following the country’s deadliest terror attack in history that left more than 300 people dead. (AP)

#MeToo

One of the leaders of the #metoo movement, actress Rose McGowan, speaks at the inaugural Women's Convention in the US city of Detroit.
One of the leaders of the #metoo movement, actress Rose McGowan, speaks at the inaugural Women's Convention in the US city of Detroit. (AP)

Egypt mosque attack

Egyptians take part in a candlelight vigil for the victims of a mosque attack that left 305 people dead.
Egyptians take part in a candlelight vigil for the victims of a mosque attack that left 305 people dead. (AP)

Venezuelan protests 

Venezuelan anti-government protesters work in unison to aim a giant slingshot holding a glass of fecal matter at security forces blocking their march from reaching the Supreme Court in the country’s capital, Caracas.
Venezuelan anti-government protesters work in unison to aim a giant slingshot holding a glass of fecal matter at security forces blocking their march from reaching the Supreme Court in the country’s capital, Caracas. (AP)

Trump's Jerusalem speech

Palestinian men in a Jerusalem cafe watch US President Donald Trump’s address, where he recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Palestinian men in a Jerusalem cafe watch US President Donald Trump’s address, where he recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. (AFP)
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