Every month leaves behind a sequence of events that bring us to where we are today. Here are some memorable moments from the first month of the year from the visual culture online magazine Bird in Flight.  

To see a more detailed report of January in pictures, visit the photo of the day rubric by Bird in Flight.

January 4 , 2017 – The First Days of New Year

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Glass recycling plant Van Tuijl Glasrecycling after Christmas and New Year celebrations in Gameren, Netherlands on January 3. 2017.

Photo: Remko De Waal / ANP / AFP / East News

January 11 , 2017 – I Will Always Love You

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First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama hugs her husband after his final speech as the President. Barack Obama spoke in Chicago, where in 1996 he was elected as senator and started his political career. During his speech, the outgoing US President started crying when he thanked his family for their support.

Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo / East News

January 13, 2017 – Will of Steel

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A robot, developed by Taiwanese engineers, plays chess with the visitors of CES, a trade show of electronics in Las Vegas. This is how its creators show its abilities to see and evaluate the situation, as well as move small objects. They think that this robot can be used in manufacturing and service industry.

Photo: Rob Lever / AFP / East News

January 16, 2017 – Turkish Cargo Plane Crashed in a Residential Area in Kyrgyzstan

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Boeing 747 cargo plane crashed today, on January 16, 2017, in a residential area near Bishkek. Avia Cargo Turkish liner rented by Turkish Airlines was going to land at Bishkek airport in thick fog. According to the current reports, the crash killed 37 people and destroyed 32 homes.

Photo: Vyacheslav Oseledko / AFP / East News

January 17, 2017 – Growing Car Sales in China

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New cars at the parking lot in Shenyang, Liaoning province in northeast China on January 16, 2017. China announced it has reached the three-year peak of growth in car sales: according to the China Association of Manufacturers, in 2016 it was 13.7%. This is attributed to the reduction of the tax for buying cars with engine capacity of less than 1.6L.

Photo: STR / AFP / East News

January 19, 2017 – Bisons in Belarus

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Bisons are running across the snowy field near Rybnitsa village 290 kilometers off Minsk, Belarus on January 19, 2017.

Photo: Sergey Gapon / AFP / East News

January 20, 2017 – Barack and Michelle Obama Greet Donald and Melania Trump at the White House

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US President Barack Obama and his First Lady Michelle Obama greet the President-elect Donald Trump with wife Melania at the White House in Washington, D.C

Photo: Jim Watson / AFP / East News

January 26, 2017 – The Mexico–United States border

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To protect the state and enforce a harsher migration policy, US President Donald Trump has signed an order to build a wall on the border with Mexico. In the photo: the view of the Mexico–United States border from Tijuana in northwest Mexico.

Photo: Guillermo Arias / AFP / East News

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