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A year of living dangerously

  • Tributes lie beneath a mural of singer David Bowie by artist Jimmy C in Brixton, South London, the United Kingdom, on Jan. 12. Bowie, the
other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona, and who created Ziggy Stardust, died at age 69 on Jan. 10.

    Tributes lie beneath a mural of singer David Bowie by artist Jimmy C in Brixton, South London, the United Kingdom, on Jan. 12. Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona, and who created Ziggy Stardust, died at age 69 on Jan. 10.

  • Feb. 12, 2016 file photo shows two-week-old Sophia, diagnosed with microcephaly, during a physical therapy session at the Pedro I hospital in Campina Grande, Brazil. The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus and its suspected link to birth defects an international public health emergency.

    Feb. 12, 2016 file photo shows two-week-old Sophia, diagnosed with microcephaly, during a physical therapy session at the Pedro I hospital in Campina Grande, Brazil. The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus and its suspected link to birth defects an international public health emergency.

  • In this Friday, June 24, 2016 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha walk back into 10 Downing Street, London, after he said he would be resigning in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign. So-called Brexit was one of the biggest business stories in 2016 prompting volatility in financial markets, including a sharp drop in the value of the British pound.

    In this Friday, June 24, 2016 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha walk back into 10 Downing Street, London, after he said he would be resigning in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign. So-called Brexit was one of the biggest business stories in 2016 prompting volatility in financial markets, including a sharp drop in the value of the British pound.

  • Free Syrian Army fighters run away after attacking a Syrian Army tank during fighting in the Izaa district in Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.

    Free Syrian Army fighters run away after attacking a Syrian Army tank during fighting in the Izaa district in Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.

  • A man cries while holding the body of his son, killed by the Syrian Army, near Dar El Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria, Oct. 3, 2012.

    A man cries while holding the body of his son, killed by the Syrian Army, near Dar El Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria, Oct. 3, 2012.

  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, on Oct. 9, 2016.

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, on Oct. 9, 2016.

  • A small coffin covered by a Cuban flag with the ashes of the late Fidel Castro are carried on a trailer during a funeral procession that retraces the path of Castro's triumphant march into Havana nearly six decades ago, in La Esperanza, Cuba, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Castro's ashes have begun a four-day journey across Cuba from Havana to their final resting place in the eastern city of Santiago.

    A small coffin covered by a Cuban flag with the ashes of the late Fidel Castro are carried on a trailer during a funeral procession that retraces the path of Castro's triumphant march into Havana nearly six decades ago, in La Esperanza, Cuba, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Castro's ashes have begun a four-day journey across Cuba from Havana to their final resting place in the eastern city of Santiago.

  • Mevlut Mert Altintas, an off -duty police offi cer, shouts after shooting Andrei Karlov [right], the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art gallery in Ankara on Dec. 19. Turkey’s president implicated a United States-based Muslim cleric in the killing of Russia’s envoy to Turkey, saying the policeman who carried out the attack was a member of his “terror organization”.

    Mevlut Mert Altintas, an off -duty police offi cer, shouts after shooting Andrei Karlov [right], the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art gallery in Ankara on Dec. 19. Turkey’s president implicated a United States-based Muslim cleric in the killing of Russia’s envoy to Turkey, saying the policeman who carried out the attack was a member of his “terror organization”.

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