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PHOTOS: Looking at the bright side of 2016

The International Union for Conservation of Nature announced that giant pandas are no longer 'endangered' and have been downgraded to 'vulnerable’ on the global list of species at risk of extinction. Photo from Getty Images

PHOTOS: Looking at the bright side of 2016

Although many have dubbed 2016 as “the worst” — and polls confirm the suspicion — others have expressed the opposite opinion.

Yahoo Canada News put together some of the brighter moments and cheerier perspectives on this past year.