Every year has its ups and downs, but many people were counting down the days until the end of 2016, hoping for a brighter year ahead. Yet for every act of violence or hate, there's a positive story to balance things out, even in the worst of times. Take our quiz to see how much you remember about the best and worst of 2016.
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