It has been a turbulent year for Great Britain, after 52% of the country's population voted to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016, causing turmoil among UK residents, stock markets and worldwide politics.
While advocates for the "Leave" campaign celebrated, 48% or more (many "Leavers" later claimed to regret their decision) of the country did not. Protests were staged throughout Britain's streets, David Cameron stepped down as Prime Minister, paving the way for Theresa May who took up the position to see the country through Brexit talks. Meanwhile, the Labour Party saw mass resignations from Jeremy Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet in the wake of the shocking vote, and the sterling became unsteady.
In this gallery,
IBTimesUK presents the best photos that document British politics before and after Brexit:
A pro-Brexit campaigner smiles at a public meeting by pro-Brexit campaigners central London on 19 February 2016 Niklas Halle'n/AFP Nigel Farage, Britain's UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader takes part in a plenary session at the European Parliament on the outcome of the "Brexit" summit in Brussels on 24 February 2016 Yves Herman/Reuters The word 'BREXIT' on a campaigner's plaster cast as London Mayor and Conservative MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, Boris Johnson addresses campaigners during a rally for the 'Vote Leave' campaign, in Manchester on 15 April 2016 Oli Scarff/Getty Images US President Barack Obama answers questions from members of the audience at an event in London on 23 April 2016. Obama warned Britain against leaving the European Union, undercutting a key argument of eurosceptics by saying London would be 'at the back of the queue' for a post-Brexit trade deal Jim Watson/AFP Conservative MP Boris Johnson visits Bristol as part of the Vote Leave campaign during a tour of the South West of England on 14 May 2016 Matt Cardy/Getty Images Nigel Farage, leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, speaks to media outside Europe House in Westminster after unveiling a tour bus as part of their campaign for the EU referendum on 20 May 2016 Jack Taylor/Getty Images Justice Secretary Michael Gove attends a Vote Leave rally on 4 June 2016 in London Carl Court/Getty Images Boris Johnson visits the DCS Group, (DCS supply soap and hand wash) as part of the 'Vote Leave' campaign in Stratford-upon-Avon on 6 June 2016 Andrew Parsons/Getty Images UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage poses for photographers as he leaves a polling station in south London on 23 June 2016 Ben Stansall/AFP Voters make their way towards a polling station to vote in the EU referendum in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on 23 June 2016 Charles McQuillan/Getty Images Nuns leave after casting their votes at a polling station in London, as Britain holds a referendum on whether to stay or leave the European Union (EU) on 23 June 2016 Justin Tallis/AFP Ukip leader Nigel Farage reacts at the Leave.EU referendum party at Millbank Tower in London, as results indicate that it looks likely the UK will leave the European Union on 24 June 2016 Geoff Caddick/AFP Traders from BGC, a global brokerage company in London's Canary Wharf financial centre react as European stock markets open after Britain voted to leave the European Union on 24 June 2016 Russell Boyce/Reuters Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness pictured as gives his reaction to the EU Referendum vote at a press conference outside Stormont Castl in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 24 June 2016 Charles McQuillan/Getty Images Michael Gove and Boris Johnson hold a press conference following the results of the EU referendum at Westminster Tower on 24 June 2016 Stefan Rousseau/Getty Images A sticker reading 'I'm in' is left in the mud at Glastonbury Festival on 24 June, 2016 Stoyan Nenov/Reuters Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn after delivering a speech during Momentum's 'Keep Corbyn' rally outside the Houses of Parliament, after seeing mass resignations from the Shadow Cabinet in the wake of the UK Vote for Brexit on 27 June 2016 Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives to address a gathering of supporters demonstrating in Parliament Square, in London on 27 June 2016 Toby Melville/ Reuters Demonstrators take part in a protest aimed at showing London's solidarity with the European Union on 28 June 2016 Dylan Martinez/ Reuters Protesters gather against the EU referendum result in Trafalgar Square in London on 28 June 2016 Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Britain's Prime Minister Cameron addresses a news conference after the EU Summit in Brussels, Belgium on 28 June 2016 Phil Noble/ Reuters United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage reacts as he meets European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of a plenary session at the EU headquarters in Brussels on 28 June 2016 John Thys/AFP A man holds up a banner outside the home of former London Mayor, Boris Johnson, in London on 30 June 2016 Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images People hold banners during a demonstration against Britain's decision to leave the European Union in London on 2 July 2016 Paul Hackett/Reuters Prime Minister-in-waiting, Theresa May, reacts to photographers after walking to the wrong car after attending a Cabinet meeting at Downing Street on 12 July 2016 in London Carl Court/ Getty Images Britain's new Conservative Party leader Theresa May, who will lead Britain into Brexit talks speaks to members of the media at The St Stephen's entrance to the Palace of Westminster in London on 11 July 2016. Theresa May will become the prime minister who leads Britain's into Brexit talks on 13 July 2016 Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images Outgoing British prime minister David Cameron speaks beside (L-R) his daughter Nancy, daughter Florence, his wife Samantha and son Arthur outside 10 Downing Street before going to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to the Queen on 13 July 2016 Oli Scarff/AFP A UKIP activist holds a placard of outgoing anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage at the UKIP Autumn Conference in Bournemouth on 16 September 2016 Daniel Leal-Olivas/ Getty Images British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn reacts after being announced as the winner of the party's leadership contest at the Labour Party Leadership Conference in Liverpool on 24 September 2016 Oli Scarff/Getty Images United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) interim leader Nigel Farage embraces newly elected leader Paul Nuttall in London on 28 November 2016. Toby Melville/ Reuters A woman burns an EU flag while a man holds an anti-Brexit placard outside the Supreme Court on the second day of a hearing into whether Parliament's consent is required before the Brexit process can begin, on 6 December 2016 Leon Neal/Getty Images Businesswoman Gina Miller arrives at the Supreme Court for the final day of a four day hearing into whether Parliament's consent is required before the Brexit process can begin on 8 December 2016 Dan Kitwood/Getty Images