The Chicago Cubs' historical World Series victory, the Americans' first Ryder Cup win since 2008, Dodgers' announcer Vin Scully's retirement after 67 seasons, and other pictures from the year in sports.
La La Land and Arrival were among the big winners at the 22nd annual Critics' Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Dec. 11, winning best picture and best sci-fi/horror movie, respectively. Other winners included Ryan Reynolds, Casey Affleck and Natalie Portman.
Week 14 of the NFL saw the San Francisco 49ers take on the New York Jets while the Dallas Cowboys headed to the snowy northeast to play the New York Giants and intrastate rivals Cincinnati Bengals went up against the Cleveland Browns.
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos attends the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony at City Hall in Oslo on December 10, 2016. Santos was awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for reaching an accord with Marxist rebels to end a 52-year civil war.
Residents of Amona have called on supporters to come and stay in the outpost to strengthen their fight against an Israeli court-ordered evacuation by December 25. Amona is built on privately owned Palestinian land.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), delivered his farewell speech to the Senate on Dec. 8 ahead of his retirement in January, marking the end of 30 years on Capitol Hill. Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell were on hand for the tribute to Reid, which included the unveiling of a portrait of Reid which will hang in the Capitol.
John Herschel Glenn, Jr., one of the most prominent astronauts in American history and a four-term U.S. senator from Ohio, died December 8, 2016 at a hospital in Columbus, his family said. He was 95. Here is a look back at Glenn's storied career from the photo archives of UPI.
Jennifer Aniston and Olivia Munn, who star in the holiday comedy Office Christmas Party, shared some laughs on the red carpet at the film's L.A. premiere. Katy Perry, Molly Sims, and Jimmy Kimmel also attended.
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling attended the premiere of their upcoming musical, La La Land, in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. Directed by Damien Chazelle La La Land follows the romance between an aspiring actress (Stone) and a jazz musician (Gosling).
Kirk Douglas, whose real name is Issur Danielovitch, will turn 100 on Dec. 9. The actor, producer, and author made his film debut in the 1946 film The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, which also starred Barbara Stanwyck. He went on to star in other films like Champion, Ace in the Hole, The Bad and the Beautiful, Act of Love, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Indian Fighter, Lust for Life, Paths of Glory, Spartacus, Lonely Are the Brave, and Seven Days in May.
In his decades-long career, Douglas -- father of actor Michael Douglas -- has earned three Academy Award nominations, an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Lady Gaga, Jared Leto, Jaden Smith, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Salma Hayek were among the stars at the annual Fashion Awards in London, held at the Royal Albert Hall on Dec. 5. Hadid won Best International Model, while Jaden Smith and his sister, Willow Smith, walked away with New Fashion Icons.
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