What to read next All our best photographs of the year: From the murder of the French president to the new royal wedding, from the Paris attacks to the assassination of a French president, from Beyoncé to the London Bridge terrorist attacks.
1 of 17 Full Screen Autoplay Close Skip Ad × The best photos from 2016: The year in pictures View Photos The year began with the shooting of Osama bin Laden and ended with the death of Michael Jackson, the death penalty overturned, and the resignation of the United States president.
Here are some of the most notable photographs.
Caption The year started with the killing of Osama Bin Laden and concluded with the assassination, prosecution and resignation of former President Barack Obama.
The Associated Press/File A man walks past a photograph of the New York City skyline during a protest in the wake of the shooting death of Osama Laden.
The photo was taken by AP photographer Chris Arnade on the day of the murder.
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