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2015 Year in Review from Facebook on Vimeo.

Wow, what a ride. Facebook has posted a video and accompanying lists encapsulating the year that was 2015.

To say that this past year was riddled with tragedies is an understatement: Natural disasters, shootings, refugees and protests dominate the roundup.

Photo via Facebook/2015 Year in Review
Photo via Facebook/2015 Year in Review

However, there were some major triumphs, including the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage, flying by Pluto and finding water on Mars.

In the post, Facebook writes: “We’re taking a look back on the moments in 2015 that moved us and inspired us to take action.”

To make the “Year in Review top 10 lists,” Facebook measured how frequently a topic was mentioned between Jan. 1 and Dec. 1, 2015.

Here are the 10 “most talked-about global topics” on Facebook:

1. U.S. presidential election
2. Nov. 13 attacks in Paris
3. Syrian Civil War and refugee crisis
4. Nepal earthquakes
5. Greek debt crisis
6. Marriage equality
7. Fight against ISIS
8. Charlie Hebdo attack
9. Baltimore protests
10. Charleston shooting and flag debate

View other top 10 lists gleaned from Facebook data on movies, TV shows, athletes, entertainers and more here.


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