US gun laws, Thai cave divers, and the price of beer around the world: What 2018 looked like in maps

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Maps can tell us a lot about what happened in 2018 — from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding to the results of the Midterm elections

The Graphics Insider team compiled 56 of the maps we created this year that visualize the many ups and downs of 2018.

Follow along through 2018 in maps, from wildfires and baby name trends, to the cost of products around the world and Trump’s tariff war.

Andy Kiersz contributed to this article. 

In January 2018, the Trump administration proposed auctioning off nearly all US coastal waters for offshore drilling. The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management estimated the new plan would make „more than 98%“ of the waters off the US available for oil and gas leasing over the next five years.

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On February 9, the 2018 Winter Olympics began in Pyeongchang, South Korea. More than 200 athletes on the roster for the US Olympic team competed. Even though they tend to live where the training is best, they were born all over the country.

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In March, there was a string of deadly bombings in Austin, Texas, at seven locations in total. Two people were killed, and seven were injured.

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