Despite series of mass shootings, natural disasters and countless sexual harassment stories, 2017 has proven to be a busy year for celebrities on Instagram.

In February, Beyoncé set a new record for likes on the social media platform after she announced her pregnancy.

The post got more than 11 million likes, surpassing the record at the time: a shot of Selena Gomez drinking Coca-Cola, which earned more than six million likes.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo had the second most liked photo of the year – a picture celebrating the birth of his twins.

Here are the most-liked posts of 2017:

1. Beyonce’s pregnancy photo

2. The birth of Cristiano Ronaldo’s twins

A Alana Martina acaba de nascer! Tanto a Geo como a Alana estão muito bem! Estamos todos muito felizes! ❤️

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3. Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant surgery

I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith

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4. Beyonce’s unveiling of her twins

Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today. 🙏🏽❤️👨🏽👩🏽👧🏽👶🏾👶🏾

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5. Cristiano Ronaldo’s unveiling of his twins

So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life 🙏❤

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6. Selena Gomez and TheWeeknd’s hot romance

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7. Selena Gomez and TheWeeknd

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8. Cristiano Ronaldo with his family

Family mood ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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9. Selena Gomez’s Vogue feature

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Selena Gomez’s 25th birthday



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