December 10, 2015 7:07 AM EST

JULY 5

U.S. midfielder Carli Lloyd celebrates with teammates after scoring against Japan during the FIFA Women’s World Cup final; the U.S. won 5-2

JAN. 6

John Boehner, former Republican House Speaker, kisses his Democratic predecessor, Nancy Pelosi, after being re-elected Speaker; he resigned the position in October

NOVEMBER

Princess Charlotte, the newest member of the British royal family, plays at the Sandringham Estate in England; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, snapped the photo of her second child

JUNE 26

Ann Sorrell, 78, and Marge Eide, 77, exchange vows in Michigan after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide; the couple had been together for 43 years

MARCH 12

U.S. astronaut Barry Wilmore and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova return to Earth after nearly six months

NOV. 29

Pope Francis visits a refugee camp after arriving as a “pilgrim of peace” in Bangui, Central African Republic

This appears in the December 21, 2015 issue of TIME.

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