2016: The Year in Photos, May-August

As the year comes to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2016. Among the events covered in this essay (the second of a three-part photo summary of the year): the Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the U.S. Republican and Democratic national conventions, the Brexit campaign and vote in the U.K., the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, and much more. See also, the Top 25 News Photos of 2016, and the Year in Photos Part 1, and Part 3. The series comprises 120 images in all. Warning: some of the photos may contain graphic or objectionable content.

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