Year behind and year ahead summed up in 2 words

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Posted: Dec 31, 2015 10:45 PM
Year behind and year ahead summed up in 2 words

Asked to sum up 2015 in two words, and to do the same for their expectations for the coming year, people around the world have this to say:

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THAILAND

2015: "A mess."

2016: "Fresh start."

— Korawut Lam, college student

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CHINA

2015: "Smog, corruption."

2016: "Lower prices, safe Internet."

— Chen Chen, hairdresser

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BRAZIL

2015: "Economic crisis."

2016: "Olympic crisis."

— Meire Gomes, jewelry seller

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NEW YORK

2015: "Lousy economy."

2016: "More money."

— Ronnie Boyd, who sells knickknacks and scarves on Times Square

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WISCONSIN

2015: "Less money."

2016: "More money."

— Lucy Valhmu, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee nursing professor who lives in Madison

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OKLAHOMA

2015: "Over quickly."

2016: "New beginnings."

— Michael Barnett, a chef at an Oklahoma City pizza kitchen

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NEVADA

2015: "Very busy."

2016: "very busy."

Johnny Avello, Wynn Las Vegas sports book director

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MALAYSIA

2015: "Tough life."

2016: "Better economy."

— Tony Wong, businessman

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PHILIPPINES

2015: "Move on."

2016: "New house."

— Jojo Moro, Typhoon Haiyan survivor

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FRANCE

2015: "Danger everywhere."

2016: "Solidarity."

— Sylvie Marchal, communication expert in Paris