The most interesting people we met this year

From a camel cowboy to a woman living in a laundromat, 2016 was full of surprises.

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Michael Pasikov practices his craft for hours each day. Michael Pasikov practices his craft for hours each day. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)

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Michael Pasikov

When Michael Pasikov was holed up battling cancer at Hadassah Hospital in Israel, the 55-year-old made a promise to himself. If he survives this, the former concert pianist was going to give back by performing 100 concerts for charity. "Life is every day moving forward and enjoying the day and the gift that you're given," he told us. "Every day is a life on its own. That's my attitude. That's my philosophy. It's not just that life is a certain span of years, but every day has a beginning, middle, end, and it's a complete life in itself." Very much like a symphony.

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