WORLD FOCUS: The year in pictures

Grief, loss & resilience

Record-breaking hurricanes brought death and destruction to the Caribbean and the US, while North Korea-US tensions soared. ISIS suffered military defeat but inspired terror attacks across the globe. Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe was brought down, while hundreds of thousands of Thais finally laid a beloved king to rest. Here is a wrap of some of the year's major events.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 19, 2017, with the headline 'Grief, loss & resilience'. Print Edition | Subscribe