2016: The 10 most powerful photos from around the world

2016 is nearly over, and it's been quite a year, It has been a year like no other. From the U.S. campaign trail to the refugee crisis and the Olympics. As we approach 2017, let's see the top 10 most powerful photos from around the world in 2016:


Omran Daqneesh, 5, was rescued after an airstrike in the Syrian city of Aleppo, became a haunting symbol of the violence engulfing Syria.Within hours, this photo of his dust- and blood-covered face captured the world's attention.



Latin America and the Caribbean saw some of the most momentous events in their recent history in 2016, with Barack Obama becoming the first sitting US president to visit Cuba in 88 years.This iconic photo shows Air Force One touching in to land in Cuba for the first time ever.



President Barack Obama wipes away tears from his eyes as he recalled the 20 first-graders killed in 2013 at Sandy Hook Elementary Scho while speaking in the East Room of the White House in Washington.



Turkish military guard the Taksim Square as civilians wave the Turkish flag in Istanbul.An attempted military coup by a faction within the Turkish armed forces calling itself the "Peace at Home Council" was stifled in less than 24 hours, after Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on his supporters to take to the streets and repel the uprising.



Winners are grinners...This photo of Usain Bolt shared around the world.Bolt went on to win gold in the men's final, finishing the 100m sprint in 9.81 seconds.



Britain's PM David Cameron, his wife Samantha and their children Nancy, Elwen and Florence, hug on the steps of 10 Downing Street just minutes after Cameron resigned following a shock defeat in the EU referendum.



Barack Obama and Angela Merkel met for the last time in an official capacity in Berlin in November. The pair formed a close bond during Obama's eight-year presidency.



Courageous Reshma Quereshi, 19, walked down the catwalk to promote a ban on the sale of corrosive substances used to maim thousands of women and children each year.This is the inspirational moment an Indian model left terribly scarred in an acid attack strutted down the runway at New York Fashion Week.



 Football fans gather in the club's stadium in Chapećo, Brazil, to hold a candlelit vigil for the players that died in a tragic plane crash on their way to play Medellin's Atletico National in the Copa Sudamericana.



2016 will probably rank as the greatest day of Chinese diver He Zi’s life.Fresh from winning a silver medal in the women’s 3m springboard, the 25-year-old was shocked to see her partner Qin Kai brandishing a diamond ring on poolside.