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Twitter's highlights reel: #MomentsThatMade2016

It's been a rough year, there's no question about it.

But today tweeps have chosen to take a lighthearted perspective and remember the successes and silliness that 2016 has brought with it.

There's everything from squashed celebrity beefs, hit "distracks" and memorable Twitter rants to red-carpet event mishaps, TV plotwists, court rulings, award wins and internet sensations.

Twitter users have dug up some files from their calendars and here are some of the stand out #MomentsThatMade2016 that are sure to make you laugh.


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It's a hard knock life in your 20s, but later you'll can look back on the lessons that helped you grow, like these Twitter users.

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