The most triumphant moments of 2016
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Daniel Ochefu #23 of the Villanova Wildcats (C) hoists the trophy after the Villanova Wildcats defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels 77-74 to win the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Photo by: Streeter Lecka
The most triumphant moments of 2016
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 03 : Kenyan runner Cybrian Kotut celebrates as he comes first in the race during 40th Paris Marathon in Paris, France on April 03, 2016. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)Photo by: Anadolu Agency
The most triumphant moments of 2016
CANNON BALL, ND - DECEMBER 04: Native American and other activists celebrate after learning an easement had been denied for the Dakota Access Pipeline at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 4, 2016 outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. The US Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will not grant an easement to the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under a lake on the Sioux Tribes Standing Rock reservation, ending a months-long standoff. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)Photo by: Scott Olson
The most triumphant moments of 2016
ZHEZKAZGAN, KAZAKHSTAN - MARCH 2: Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA rest in a chair outside of the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft just minutes after he and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos landed in a remote area on March 2, 2016 near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. Kelly and Kornienko completed an International Space Station record year-long mission to collect valuable data on the effect of long duration weightlessness on the human body that will be used to formulate a human mission to Mars. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)Photo by: Bill Ingalls/NASA
The most triumphant moments of 2016
DANCING WITH THE STARS - "Episodes 2210A" - It's the closest race ever with some of the best dancing celebrities have ever pulled off. Ginger Zee and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd, and Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas have one last night of competitive dancing, vying to win the judges' and America's votes to be crowned the "Dancing with the Stars" champion, culminating an incredible season, announced live TUESDAY, MAY 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) Photo by: Eric McCandless
The most triumphant moments of 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Gold medalist Michael Phelps of the United States celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)Photo by: Adam Pretty
The most triumphant moments of 2016
SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 12: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with the Stanley Cup after their 3-1 victory to win the Stanley Cup against the San Jose Sharks in Game Six of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 12, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)Photo by: Bruce Bennett
The most triumphant moments of 2016
SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after defeating the Carolina Panthers during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The Broncos defeated the Panthers 24-10. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Photo by: Ezra Shaw
The most triumphant moments of 2016
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: Singer Britney Spears performs onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/BBMA2016/FilmMagic)Photo by: Jeff Kravitz/BBMA2016
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Belgian Mathias Willemijns poses with his winning atlantic giant pumpkin after the weight-off at the Giant Pumpkin European Championship in Ludwigsburg, southwestern Germany, on October 9, 2016. Willemjins' pumpkin has the new world record weight of 1.190,5 kg. / AFP / THOMAS KIENZLE (Photo credit should read THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)Photo by: THOMAS KIENZLE
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: The cast of "Hamilton" performs onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)Photo by: Theo Wargo
The most triumphant moments of 2016
CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 02: The Chicago Cubs celebrate after winning 8-7 in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Photo by: Ezra Shaw
The most triumphant moments of 2016
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 19: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers holds the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy and the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award after defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 19, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Photo by: Ronald Martinez
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 17: Fans of Brazil cheer on their team during the Women's Quarterfinal match between China and Brazil on day 11 of the Rio 2106 Olympic Games at the Maracanazinho on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)Photo by: David Ramos
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gives a speech during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. Republican presidential elect Donald Trump stunned America and the world November 9, riding a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)Photo by: JIM WATSON
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates at championship point during the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)Photo by: Julian Finney
The most triumphant moments of 2016
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: (L-R) Producers Steve Golin, Blye Pagon Faust, Nicole Rocklin and Michael Sugar, winners of the Best Picture award for 'Spotlight,' pose in the press room during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)Photo by: Steve Granitz
The most triumphant moments of 2016
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates at championship point during the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)Photo by: Julian Finney
The most triumphant moments of 2016
DENVER, CO - APRIL 20: Fast Eddy Aki'a of Hawaii smokes a joint as thousands gathered to celebrate the state's medicinal marijuana laws and collectively light up at 4:20 p.m. in Civic Center Park April 20, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. Colorado goes to the polls November 6 to vote on a controversial ballot initiative that would permit possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for those 21 and older. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)Photo by: Marc Piscotty