2017 in review: World

A brutal ethnic cleansing by the military in Myanmar forced more than half a million Rohingya to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh. Amid stories of violence and natural disasters, US President Donald Trump turned politics on its head and Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe was forced to call it a day after 37 years in power. There were also moments of joy when UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement.

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06:00 December 31, 2017
People flee the scene in Barcelona, Spain, on August 17 after a van jumped the sidewalk in Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people.
Image by: Zarina Fernandes/ Gulf News
Compiled by: Shreeja Nair, Senior Web Editor