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January 1, 2017 — Fireworks explode from the Burj Khalifa, world's tallest building, at midnight to celebrate the New Year in Dubai, UAE, Jan.1, 2017. (AFP)
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January 10, 2017 — U.S. President Barack Obama, right, is joined onstage by first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia, after his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. (REUTERS)
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January 20, 2017 — US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania walk the inaugural parade route with son Barron, right, on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. (AFP)
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January 29, 2017 — People gather to pray in baggage claim during a protest against President Trump's ban on the immigration, at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas. (REUTERS)
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February 12 — This handout photo by North Korea's state-run news agency shows the test-firing of a new ballistic missile that traveled 500 kilometers (310 miles) before landing in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea. (AFP)
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February 16, 2017 — The Saudi Comic Con (SCC) event took place in Jeddah on Feb.16-18. It was the first ever Comic Con in the Kingdom
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April 16, 2017 — Fans dressed as Charlie Chaplin form a giant star in front of the Manoir de Ban to celebrate Charlie Chaplin on what would have been the actor’s 128th birthday. (AFP)
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July 7, 2017 — US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. (AFP)
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21 August — A jet plane flies by the total solar eclipse, dubbed "The Great American Eclipse" by the media, in Guernsey, Wyoming. (REUTERS)
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September 1, 2017 — A Rohingya refugee boy reacts to the camera as he sits in the mud after traveling over the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh. (REUTERS)
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September 14, 2017 — Rohingya refugees walk on a muddy path at Thaingkhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (REUTERS)
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September 16, 2017 — Kurdish people attend a rally to show their support for the September 25th independence referendum in Duhuk, Iraq. (REUTERS)
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September 16, 2017 — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile. (KCNA via REUTERS)
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September 23, 2017 — The Kingdom Tower in Riyadh was lit up against the night skies with a display of fireworks and the largest HD projection on a tower in the world. (AN photo by Munavvar Munna)
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October 1, 2017 — People react as they gather at Plaza Catalunya after voting ended for the banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain. (REUTERS)
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November 21, 2017 — Zimbabweans in Harare celebrated after President Robert Mugabe resigned, bringing an end to 37 years of rule. Emmerson Mnangagwa became president following a dramatic week in which the military took charge. (REUTERS)
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November 30, 2017 — Greek musician Yanni became the first international musician to perform in the Kingdom. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)
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December 12, 2017 — A Palestinian protester slings a rock at Israeli forces during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. (REUTERS)
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December 12, 2017 — Thomas wildfire burns above Bella Vista Drive near Romero Canyon in this social media photo by Santa Barbara County Fire Department in Montecito, California. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department via REUTERS)
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December 22, 2017 — SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off in the air, as seen from Santa Monica, California. (REUTERS)
Updated 31 December 2017

Year in pictures 2017