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Smiling protester faces down EDL

In one of the most viral photos of the year, counter-protester Saffiyah Khan is shown smiling in defiance at a raging English Defence League (EDL) demonstrator in Birmingham. The protest was a response to the Westminster terror attack earlier in the year. (PA)

30 of the most memorable pictures of 2017

The last 12 months has been typically turbulent in Britain and all over the world – from Brexit fall-out to another general election, Trump in the White House and several tragic terror attacks.

These 30 images illustrate some of the most talked-about and defining moments from 2017, whether it was News, Sport or issues from across the world.

  • Strictly pro slammed for Vick Hope's elimination
    News
    Digital Spy

    Strictly pro slammed for Vick Hope's elimination

    Are Graziano Di Prima's routines to blame?

  • British couple from High Wycombe named as pensioners who died after driving caravan wrong way down motorway
    News
    The Telegraph

    British couple from High Wycombe named as pensioners who died after driving caravan wrong way down motorway

    An elderly couple killed while towing a caravan the wrong way along a motorway were "lovely, gentle people", neighbours said last night.

  • News
    Reuters

    EU eyes Brexit customs deal to break Irish deadlock - sources

    European Union negotiators are looking at ways to promise Britain a customs deal that could stretch Brussels' Brexit red lines but might break a deadlock over the Irish border, EU sources close to the talks have told Reuters. Accounts of how British and EU negotiators came close to a deal on Oct. 13 focus on how Prime Minister Theresa May balked at an EU demand for a "backstop" clause. This could put Northern Ireland in a special relationship with the EU that might distance it from the British mainland to avoid putting up customs posts on Britain's only EU land border, with Ireland.

  • What are the Brexit terms that have been agreed so far?
    News
    Sky News

    What are the Brexit terms that have been agreed so far?

    Theresa May will tell MPs "95%" of the UK's divorce deal with the EU has been agreed. The prime minister will deliver a bullish message to the House of Commons later on Monday, when she will state "the shape of the deal across the vast majority of the withdrawal agreement is now clear". Last week, the EU ruled "not enough progress" has been achieved in Brexit talks and so shelved plans for a special summit next month to sign off on a UK divorce deal.

  • Fleetwood Mac tour 2019: How to get tickets
    News
    The Independent

    Fleetwood Mac tour 2019: How to get tickets

    Fleetwood Mac have announced a European tour for June 2019, with three exclusive performances currently revealed for London, Dublin and Berlin. The tour will feature the new line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn – following the departure of Lindsey Buckingham.

  • Sponges from Mars? Study suggests water on the red planet could support life
    News
    The Conversation

    Sponges from Mars? Study suggests water on the red planet could support life

    There's enough dissolved oxygen in the salty lake below Mars' surface to support simple lifeforms such as sponges. Here's what that means for space exploration.

  • Brexiteers accused of using firearms debate for 'proxy row' over EU withdrawal
    News
    The Independent

    Brexiteers accused of using firearms debate for 'proxy row' over EU withdrawal

    Prominent Brexiteers have been accused of attempting to hijack a firearms debate in parliament in a "proxy row" over Britain's departure from the European Union. It comes after MPs from both the Conservative and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) - hostile to Theresa May's Brexit plans - tabled an amendment to a government bill aimed at reclassifying certain firearms. The proposed change has the support of dozens of Conservative MPs and aims at preventing a government-imposed ban on high-energy rifles, "over 13,600 joules at the muzzle".

  • News
    Sky News

    Michael Stirling pleads guilty to murdering midwife Samantha Eastwood after affair

    A man has admitted murdering midwife Samantha Eastwood after a "longstanding" affair. Michael Stirling, 32, was accused of killing the Royal Stoke Hospital worker at some point between 26 July and 5 August at Baddeley Green, a residential area of Stoke-on-Trent. Stirling - the brother-in-law of Ms Eastwood's ex-fiance - pleaded guilty at Northampton Crown Court on Monday.

  • Best grammar schools in 2018 according to GCSE league tables
    News
    The Telegraph

    Best grammar schools in 2018 according to GCSE league tables

    The Tiffin Girls' School in Kingston upon Thames is at the top of the tree when it comes to GCSE performance among grammar schools.

  • Thomas Markle found out about Meghan's baby news on the radio
    News
    Yahoo News UK

    Thomas Markle found out about Meghan's baby news on the radio

    Meghan's estranged father reminisced about her birth.

  • How popular is Donald Trump? Latest polls, approval ratings and impeachment odds
    News
    The Telegraph

    How popular is Donald Trump? Latest polls, approval ratings and impeachment odds

    Donald Trump's approval ratings are at relatively healthy levels in the month before the mid-terms according Telegraph's poll tracker.

  • Britain's highest paying degrees, according to graduate salary
    News
    The Telegraph

    Britain's highest paying degrees, according to graduate salary

    Asked which degree you should take for the highest graduate salary, you may well think of Oxbridge excellence in law or economics.

  • Uber, Ola drivers strike in India, demanding higher fares
    News
    Business Insider UK

    Uber, Ola drivers strike in India, demanding higher fares

    Hundreds of drivers for ride-hailing giant Uber and its local rival Ola went on strike in the two biggest Indian cities, Delhi and Mumbai, on Monday, demanding higher fares to meet rising fuel costs that are eating away at their incomes. Fuel prices in India have risen more than 20 percent since the start of the year but drivers say fares have not grown at the same rate, making it difficult for them to meet expenses despite working longer hours. "The companies don't understand the issues drivers face ... they have reduced fares when they should be paying a higher rate," said Sunil Borkar, secretary at Mumbai taxi drivers' union Maharashtra Rajya Rashtriya Kamgar Sangh.

  • Tourist Trap: Has David Brent gone to Wales? Welcome to another world of soundbites (and toy sheep)
    News
    Evening Standard

    Tourist Trap: Has David Brent gone to Wales? Welcome to another world of soundbites (and toy sheep)

    Was it a mild mutation of Stockholm syndrome? The Office, Alan Partridge and W1A were compulsive viewing because they were so painfully relatable, with familiar colleagues and observations of daily minutiae and catchphrases writ large. Sally Phillips carries the show as Elaine Gibbons, CEO of Wow! Wales.

  • World's longest sea bridge opens as 34-mile, £14bn crossing is finished
    Yahoo News UK

    World's longest sea bridge opens as 34-mile, £14bn crossing is finished

    The world’s longest sea-crossing bridge has opened in south-east China, stretching 34 miles and costing £14billion. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, the sixth longest bridge on earth, opened to traffic nine years after building first began. It consists of three cable-stayed bridges and one undersea tunnel, and is 14 miles longer than the most narrow width of the English Channel. The bridge was originally meant to be opened in October 2016, but has been beset by delays following legal challenges and a number of injuries and even deaths to workers. Further controversy surrounded its construction when a number of contractors were arrested for falsifying concrete safety test results. However, the sprawling structure is now complete and is expected to be opened by Chinese President Xi Jinping on October 23. The bridge will connect Hong Kong and Macau to Zhuhai as part of China’s plan for a ‘Greater Bay Area’ covering 56,000 sq km across 11 cities in south China.

  • These adorable royal children have just dressed up for Halloween
    News
    Hello!

    These adorable royal children have just dressed up for Halloween

    The doting mum took to Instagram to share a cute photo of children Princess Leonore, four, and Prince Nicolas, three, wearing witch and wizard hats during a trip to a pumpkin patch in Miami, Florida, where the family relocated to earlier in the year. Meanwhile, Madeleine's husband, Chris O'Neill, was at home with the couple's baby daughter, Princess Adrienne, who arrived in March.

  • News
    Business Insider UK

    Rising rates, slowing home sales expected to hurt remodelers

    General contractors and other small businesses in the home remodeling industry can expect revenue to slow in 2019, the result of rising mortgage rates and sluggish home sales. Typical monthly payments are up 15.4 percent higher from a year ago, according to real estate data company Zillow, which calculates that it now costs about $118 a month more to buy the same house today than it did this time in 2017.

  • Cameroon's Paul Biya wins seventh term in poll marred by low turnout
    France 24 Videos

    Cameroon's Paul Biya wins seventh term in poll marred by low turnout

    Cameroon's President Paul Biya is set for another seven-year term as his election victory is confirmed by the constitutional court. His rivals still question the transparency of the October 7 poll. Also, Ethiopia signs a peace deal with ethnic Somali separatists. The deal with the ONLF is the latest reconciliation project of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. And in DR Congo, communities around Beni in north Kivu tackle the aftermath of more violence from suspected militia.

  • French academic and convicted Holocaust denier dies in Vichy
    News
    France 24

    French academic and convicted Holocaust denier dies in Vichy

    Robert Faurisson, a former French academic who was convicted several times for claiming there was no systematic mass killings of Jews by Nazi Germany, has died aged 89 in his hometown of Vichy, central France, his sister and his editor said Monday. British-born Faurisson was also a staunch defender of Marshal Philippe Petain, the Vichy French leader who collaborated with Nazi occupiers of the country during World War II. A former professor of French literature at the University of Lyon, Faurisson maintained that the gas chambers in Auschwitz were the "biggest lie of the 20th century", saying deported Jews died instead of disease and malnutrition.

  • Jeremy Hunt: UK condemns killing of Saudi journalist Khashoggi
    Press Association video

    Jeremy Hunt: UK condemns killing of Saudi journalist Khashoggi

    The UK has condemned the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and promised a "thoughtful and considered" response to the "appalling brutality".

  • Amazon's second headquarters could push home prices up by nearly 30% in its host city — here's why renters should be worried
    News
    Business Insider UK

    Amazon's second headquarters could push home prices up by nearly 30% in its host city — here's why renters should be worried

    A recent analysis found that Amazon's second North American headquarters, HQ2, could drive up home prices in its chosen city by nearly 30%. The longtime frontrunner, Washington, DC, would see only a 4% increase in home prices. Amazon is just steps away from deciding the location of its second North American headquarters, known as HQ2.

  • Crocs' popularity is skyrocketing among teens as ugly fashion takes over
    News
    Business Insider UK

    Crocs' popularity is skyrocketing among teens as ugly fashion takes over

    Crocs' popularity is skyrocketing among teens, according to Piper Jaffray's biannual survey. Crocs' surge in popularity can be attributed to the rise of "ugly" aesthetics and teens' growing preference for brands over fashion. Crocs are experiencing a teenage renaissance.

  • Social worker killed by roller garage door after asking friend if she had ever tried hanging on to one before
    News
    The Telegraph

    Social worker killed by roller garage door after asking friend if she had ever tried hanging on to one before

    A social worker died of multiple injuries when she grabbed hold of a garage's roller shutter door which pulled her upwards and crushed her, an inquest heard. 

  • Man 'stoned to death by monkeys' in India
    News
    The Independent

    Man 'stoned to death by monkeys' in India

    A man in India has died after a group of monkeys reportedly pelted him with bricks from a tree. Dharampal Singh was collecting pieces of dry wood in Tikri, Uttar Pradesh, when he was struck by the bricks, which hit his head and chest. The animals had collected the bricks from a dilapidated building nearby, according to The Times of India.

  • Stray ember may have led to family's death in Welsh farmhouse fire
    News
    The Guardian

    Stray ember may have led to family's death in Welsh farmhouse fire

    A floral tribute left outside the farmhouse in Llangammarch Wells, Powys. A fire at a farmhouse in which a father and five of his children aged four to 11 died may have been caused by a stray ember from a log burner or by an electrical problem, an inquest has heard. Dave Cuthbertson, 68, died in the fire alongside his children Just Raine, 11, Reef Raine, 10, Misty Raine, nine, Patch Raine, six, and Gypsy Grey Raine, four.