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When a picture speaks a thousand words: 2016 in photography2 min read

January 1, 2017 2 min read


When a picture speaks a thousand words: 2016 in photography2 min read

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With the right frame, photography often becomes an instrument of change. Here is a look back at iconic photographs from 2016 that shaped the world.

Straight Outa Europe…in 2 years.
June 25 2016

Gerry Hann holds up the front cover of a newspaper in Liverpool Street train station in London the day after Britain voted to leave the EU, on June 24, 2016. “I think we’re doomed and the country is only going to go backwards,” Hann said.

“We’re Out” reads the cover of a newsaper the day after Britain votes to leave the European Union on June 24 of this year (Carolyn Drake- Magnum Photos)


Dangal in Rio
17 August 2016

2016 Rio Olympics – Wrestling – Final – Women’s Freestyle 58 kg Bronze – Carioca Arena 2 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 17/08/2016. Sakshi Malik (IND) of India celebrates with her coach after winning the bronze medal. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Indian freestyle wrestler Sakshi Malik clinched a bronze medal in the event. Her win came after a series of alleged incidents of doping among the alleged participants. (Ruben Spirch- Reuters)

October 1 2016

A Syrian rescue worker breaks down in tears after rescuing a baby girl after an air strike in rebel-held Idlib city (

November 9 2016

Staff listens as President Barack Obama speaks about the election results in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, on Nov. 9, 2016.

The White House staff listens as United States presedient Barack Obama speaks about the election results on November 9. Republican candidate Donald Trump was named the President-elect just the previous day. (Susan Walsh- AP)

The old man and the queue
December 14 2016

An elderly man breaks down in tears after losing his place in a bank queue. On 8 November, prime minister Narendra Modi announced the discontinuation of all 500 and 1000 rupee notes in an effort to fight corruption. The toll on the common man was quickly seen in the days that followed. (Praveen Kumar- Hindustan Times)