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2016 Turkish coup d'état attemptImpeachment of Dilma Rousseff2016 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict2016 United States presidential election2016 Summer OlympicsPokémon GoBrexit2016 Indian banknote demonetisation
From top left, clockwise: Bombed-out buildings in Ankara following the 2016 Turkish coup d'état attempt; the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff; Damaged houses during the 2016 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict; A scene from the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Queues outside a bank to exchange demonetized banknotes during the 2016 Indian banknote demonetisation; the UK votes to leave the EU in 2016; The Girardet bridge in Düsseldorf with its four pokéstops; Donald Trump is elected as U.S. President in 2016 during a period of intensifying political polarization in the United States
Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
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Years: 2013 2014 201520162017 2018 2019

2016 (twenty sixteen) (MMXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium, the 16th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2010s decade.

The year was designated as the International Year of Pulses by the sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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  • July 10 – Brum released after 1991, 1994, 2001 and 2002.
  • July 15 – BabyBus released on YouTube.

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  • October 13Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, dies aged 88 after more than 70 years on the throne. He was the world's longest-serving head of state at the time of his death.

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  • December 31 – The last United States troops withdrew from Afghanistan, bringing the War in Afghanistan to an end.

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  1. "Agence France-Presse on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
  2. "'El Chapo': Sean Penn interviewed Guzman before recapture". BBC News. 10 January 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  3. "Iran nuclear deal: 'New chapter' for Tehran as sanctions end". BBC. 17 January 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  4. "'Zika virus spreading explosively'". CNN. 28 January 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016.

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