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:

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