This photo sums up how much the world has changed in 2016


We can all agree that 2016 was the year anti-establishment politics became mainstream in the West, sending shockwaves across traditional political parties. 

One photo taken in April at the G5 in Hanover pretty much sums up this sentiment. 

It shows Angela Merkel surrounded by Matteo Renzi, Francois Hollande, Barack Obama and David Cameron — the then-leaders of Europe’s four largest economies and the United States. 

The photo re-surfaced on Twitter after Renzi’s shock resignation on Sunday night, following a crushing defeat in Italy’s constitutional referendum:  Read more…

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