From Duterte's win in the Philippines to the downfall of TPP, it was an eventful year across the continent.
Vietnam's first ever gold medalist, Uzbekistan's seven-time Olympian gymnast, and many others are making history in Rio de Janeiro.
A beat up Russian Lada car parked on the streets of the 2,000 year old ancient city Bukhara, Uzbekistan on April 5, 2015. (Alex Steffler/Flickr)
"I would have never felt the need to do the work if I already had the answers," says photographer Carolyn Drake, who spent six years documenting Central Asia's borders, geography, ethnicities, and tumultuous history.
A painted teal pattern decorates a mosque in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan on June 29, 2013. (Christopher Rose/Flickr)
Two women hand-make traditional local cuisine in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on June 21, 2013. (Christopher Rose/Flickr)
In the content business, says the founder of paidContent and Skift.com, "Chaos is the new normal."