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15 Moments That Made 2016 Unforgettable


Protests rocked Ukraine after President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to reject a trade deal with the European Union. [January] 

Kiev Square before and during the revolution.
Sean Azzariti, a veteran of the Iraq war, makes the first legal recreational marijuana purchase in Colorado. [January]
Christopher Schaeffer became the first Pastafarian politician sworn into office, while wearing a colander on is head. The atheist Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster opposes the teaching of intelligent design and creationism in public schools. [January]
Protesters take to the streets against Government corruption in Thailand. The unrest eventually led to the downfall of the Prime Minister and a coup d'├ętat by the military. [February]
With former President Yanukovych fleeing the country and the installation of a transitional Government, the Ukrainian public seize the former President's multi-million dollar mansion. [February]

The Winter Olympics hosted in Sochi, Russia, wow the world despite a few early issues. [February]

After Guinea reported the first case of Ebola, the disease quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Though these three countries are the worst affected, Ebola has also entered the United States, Spain, Mali, Senegal and Nigeria. So far, nearly 8,000 people have died. [March]
A Ukrainian soldier, trapped in his base during the Russian annexation of Crimea is visited by his daughter. [March]

A distraught relative waits by a wall of condolences for news on missing flight MH370, after Malaysia's prime minister announced there was no hope of finding the passengers alive. The search continues. [March]
Following the abduction of 276 girls from a school in Nigeria by militant group Boko Haram, the 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign went global. [April]


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