From ISIS's apparent defeat to nationalism's resurgence to women's voices finally being heard as they said "me too," the world seemed more turbulent than ever in 2017. BuzzFeed World was there.
BuzzFeed News has been reporting from the front lines of the battle for Mosul since military operations officially began in mid-October.
The fight against ISIS in Iraq is being fought primarily by two groups: Kurdish forces and Shiite militias. Photographer Ayman Oghanna captures the fracturing of the country they've been trying to save.
Hazem Abu Murad and Simone Camilli among five who died when police engineers were attempting to disarm unexploded ordnance.
Cycle of violence continues following deaths of nine Palestinian militants.
Ex-president questioned by police over alleged corruption.
They will be tasked with protecting the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, he says.
"People who are capable of carrying arms and fighting the terrorists in defense of their country … should volunteer."
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki asked parliament to declare a state of emergency.
Dozens of girls, kidnapped by the Boko Haram militant group, appear in the unconfirmed video obtained by AFP.
The tweet said world powers had "surrendered" to the Iranian nation's will.
Photographer Misha Friedman photographed gay and lesbian people in Russia's hinterlands, where life is rough and becoming rougher as the country's anti-gay campaign takes hold.
After 10 years in jail, Russia's once-richest man seemed bewildered to be free.Vladimir Putin unexpectedly pardoned him on Friday.
The NBC News correspondent did not take kindly to Swiss demands that journalists keep quiet when Russia's foreign minister walked into Geneva's Intercontinental Hotel for the latest round of talks on Iran.
The fine comes nearly one year after the pop star defended LGBT rights during a concert in St Petersburg.
But six western powers and Iran are due to meet again in 10 days to try again.
Syrian TV captures the moment when twin car bombs went off near the country's state media headquarters in Damascus. This TV guest barely flinched.
"The United States continues to support a democratic transition and oppose violence as a means of resolving differences within Egypt," state department spokesperson says.