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1: HURRICANE IRMA: The Category 5 storm, which struck the Caribbean in September, devastated housing, power supplies and communications, leaving some small islands almost cut off from the world. 


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1: HURRICANE IRMA: The Category 5 storm, which struck the Caribbean in September, devastated housing, power supplies and communications, leaving some small islands almost cut off from the world. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

1: HURRICANE IRMA: The Category 5 storm, which struck the Caribbean in September, devastated housing, power supplies and communications, leaving some small islands almost cut off from the world. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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2: MATT LAUER: The Today show host was fired in November after a female colleague complained to NBC officials about a pattern of inappropriate sexual behavior, joining the growing ranks of powerful men in U.S. entertainment, politics and media to be felled in recent months by accusations of sexual misconduct.


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2: MATT LAUER: The Today show host was fired in November after a female colleague complained to NBC officials about a pattern of inappropriate sexual behavior, joining the growing ranks of powerful men in U.S. entertainment, politics and media to be...more

2: MATT LAUER: The Today show host was fired in November after a female colleague complained to NBC officials about a pattern of inappropriate sexual behavior, joining the growing ranks of powerful men in U.S. entertainment, politics and media to be felled in recent months by accusations of sexual misconduct. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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3: TOM PETTY: The veteran U.S. rocker, whose vibrant guitar riffs, distinctly raw, nasal vocals and slick song lyrics graced such hits as �Refugee,� �Free Fallin�� and �American Girl,� died in October following a heart attack. He was 66.


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3: TOM PETTY: The veteran U.S. rocker, whose vibrant guitar riffs, distinctly raw, nasal vocals and slick song lyrics graced such hits as �Refugee,� �Free Fallin�� and �American Girl,� died in October following a heart attack. He was...more

3: TOM PETTY: The veteran U.S. rocker, whose vibrant guitar riffs, distinctly raw, nasal vocals and slick song lyrics graced such hits as �Refugee,� �Free Fallin�� and �American Girl,� died in October following a heart attack. He was 66. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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4: SUPER BOWL: Tom Brady was named the game's most valuable player in the New England Patriots� amazing 34-28 come-from-behind, overtime win against the Atlanta Falcons.


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4: SUPER BOWL: Tom Brady was named the game's most valuable player in the New England Patriots� amazing 34-28 come-from-behind, overtime win against the Atlanta Falcons. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

4: SUPER BOWL: Tom Brady was named the game's most valuable player in the New England Patriots� amazing 34-28 come-from-behind, overtime win against the Atlanta Falcons. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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5: LAS VEGAS SHOOTING: In the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Stephen Paddock sprayed an outdoor concert with bursts of gunfire, high above from a Las Vegas hotel window, killing 58 and wounding hundreds more, before shooting himself.



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5: LAS VEGAS SHOOTING: In the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Stephen Paddock sprayed an outdoor concert with bursts of gunfire, high above from a Las Vegas hotel window, killing 58 and wounding hundreds more, before shooting...more

5: LAS VEGAS SHOOTING: In the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Stephen Paddock sprayed an outdoor concert with bursts of gunfire, high above from a Las Vegas hotel window, killing 58 and wounding hundreds more, before shooting himself. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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6: MAYWEATHER VS MCGREGOR FIGHT: A ruthless Floyd Mayweather scored a 10th round technical knockout over mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor in the August bout, the American cementing his legacy as an all-time boxing great with his 50th win in as many fights.


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6: MAYWEATHER VS MCGREGOR FIGHT: A ruthless Floyd Mayweather scored a 10th round technical knockout over mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor in the August bout, the American cementing his legacy as an all-time boxing great with his 50th win in...more

6: MAYWEATHER VS MCGREGOR FIGHT: A ruthless Floyd Mayweather scored a 10th round technical knockout over mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor in the August bout, the American cementing his legacy as an all-time boxing great with his 50th win in as many fights. USA TODAY Sports/Mark J. Rebilas
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7: SOLAR ECLIPSE: Millions of awestruck Americans cast their gaze skyward in August at the extraordinary sight of a total solar eclipse.  


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7: SOLAR ECLIPSE: Millions of awestruck Americans cast their gaze skyward in August at the extraordinary sight of a total solar eclipse. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

7: SOLAR ECLIPSE: Millions of awestruck Americans cast their gaze skyward in August at the extraordinary sight of a total solar eclipse. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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8: HURRICANE HARVEY: The storm hit Corpus Christi in southern Texas in August but took its greatest toll on Houston and areas east of the city. Harvey killed as many as 60 people, dumped more than 50 inches of rain and caused damages estimated as high as $180 billion, including to 312,000 homes along the coast.

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8: HURRICANE HARVEY: The storm hit Corpus Christi in southern Texas in August but took its greatest toll on Houston and areas east of the city. Harvey killed as many as 60 people, dumped more than 50 inches of rain and caused damages estimated as...more

8: HURRICANE HARVEY: The storm hit Corpus Christi in southern Texas in August but took its greatest toll on Houston and areas east of the city. Harvey killed as many as 60 people, dumped more than 50 inches of rain and caused damages estimated as high as $180 billion, including to 312,000 homes along the coast. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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9: AARON HERNANDEZ: The NFL vowed to vigorously fight a lawsuit filed on behalf of the former New England Patriots star�s family that claimed his severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy led to his suicide. Hernandez, 27, hung himself in April in a Massachusetts jail where he was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of an acquaintance. His death stunned his friends and fans, coming just five days after he was acquitted of a separate 2012 double homicide.


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9: AARON HERNANDEZ: The NFL vowed to vigorously fight a lawsuit filed on behalf of the former New England Patriots star�s family that claimed his severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy led to his suicide. Hernandez, 27, hung himself in April in a...more

9: AARON HERNANDEZ: The NFL vowed to vigorously fight a lawsuit filed on behalf of the former New England Patriots star�s family that claimed his severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy led to his suicide. Hernandez, 27, hung himself in April in a Massachusetts jail where he was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of an acquaintance. His death stunned his friends and fans, coming just five days after he was acquitted of a separate 2012 double homicide. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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10: FIDGET SPINNER: The spin toy, part stress-reliever, part cure for fidgetiness, swept through middle schools and offices during the peak of its craze. 

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10: FIDGET SPINNER: The spin toy, part stress-reliever, part cure for fidgetiness, swept through middle schools and offices during the peak of its craze. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

10: FIDGET SPINNER: The spin toy, part stress-reliever, part cure for fidgetiness, swept through middle schools and offices during the peak of its craze. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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