There were many shocking, surprising, hysterical and saddening moments that happened in 2016.

From gut-wrenching moments that made us cringe, to triumphant moments that made us cry, to serendipitous moments that simply made us smile, this year has been filled with iconic and thought-provoking photographs.

Check out this roundup of some of the images that defined 2016. Hover over each image to view the caption. 

Note: Some images may contain disturbing content.