Apocalypse Now A Year of Crises, Shocks and Fears of Terror

Ansbach, Munich, Würzburg, Nice, Brussels -- in light of the many horrific news stories, many are asking: What's the matter with 2016?
Munich, July 22, 2016: Police escort people out of the city's Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping center.

Munich, July 22, 2016: Police escort people out of the city's Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping center.

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July 18, 2016: A 17-year-old from Afghanistan attacked people with an ax and knife.

July 18, 2016: A 17-year-old from Afghanistan attacked people with an ax and knife.

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July 18, 2016: An Erdogan supporter in Ankara. The Turkish government is now considering reimposing the death penalty.

July 18, 2016: An Erdogan supporter in Ankara. The Turkish government is now considering reimposing the death penalty.

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July 15, 2016: A woman mourns the dead in Nice after dozens were killed in a terrorist attack.

July 15, 2016: A woman mourns the dead in Nice after dozens were killed in a terrorist attack.

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In June, the citizens of Britain made the shocking decision to leave the European Union in a national referendum.

In June, the citizens of Britain made the shocking decision to leave the European Union in a national referendum.

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Mathieu von Rohr is DER SPIEGEL's deputy foreign editor.