17 Memes That Perfectly Sum Up How 2016 Was The Worst Year Ever

Following the shocking US presidential election, terrorist attacks, viruses and attacks on wildlife, we're officially holding up the white flag and surrendering to 2016

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Brexit, the US election, Prince, Zika virus, clowns, Toblerone, the Nice attack, the sale of BHS, Donald Trump, the Dallas shootings, Harambe the gorilla, the Brussels attack, David Bowie, Donald Trump.

Yes, we know we've written Trump twice but he's that bad, okay?

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It's safe to say whoever planned 2016 dropped the motherload of negative, shameful and down-right depressing baloney all over the world.

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We officially want a refund on 2016. A do-over, please.

Fortunately – and we say this with some trepidation given that the state of international politics doesn't appear to be improving any time soon – 2017 is just around the corner so, at least, we will soon be rid of this hellhole of a year.

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But, in memory of the past 12 months and to bid it a very week-earned 'adieu' here are some memes that succinctly describe how we've felt about this year:

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Can't wait to start this new chapter of my life. Thank you in advance for the support

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Stress level: Kevin McAllister finding out his family ate his entire cheese pizza. #homealone

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2016 IS HARAMBES REVENGE (@leogoldman33 Twitter)

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Okay, so yes, 2016 was a rubbish year but not everything was bad.

Just take a look at our list of inspiring, ground-breaking and motivational things that happened this year too and, slowly but surely, you'll feel your hope in humanity rebuild itself. Kind of.

Bring on 2017.

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