2014 Year in Pictures

bA man is doused with milk and sprayed with mist after being hit by an eye irritant from security forces trying to disperse demonstrators protesting against the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 20. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)


Protesters march in the street as lightning flashes in the distance in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 20. On Aug. 9, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old, in the St. Louis suburb. (Jeff Roberson/Associated Press)


A full moon as seen from West Orange, New Jersey, rises over the skyline of Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center (left) in New York on May 6. (Gary Hershorn/Reuters)


An African migrant sits on top of a border fence covered in razor wire between Morocco and Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla, during a latest attempt to cross into Spanish territory on June 14. (Jesus Blasco de Avellaneda/Reuters)


Smoke rises from Tuffah neighborhood after Israeli air strikes in the east of Gaza City on July 29. Violence escalated overnight, as Israel renewed intense airstrikes on Gaza in response to barrages of Palestinian rockets after an attempted unofficial truce for the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday crumbled. (Mohammed Saber/EPA)


Zhiliang, whose fiancee was onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which disappeared on March 8 at the empty house which he had planned to decorate with her for their marriage on Aug. 26. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)


A man carries a young girl who was injured in a reported barrel-bomb attack by government forces on June 3 in Kallaseh district in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria. Some 2,000 civilians, including more than 500 children, have been killed in regime air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo since January, many of them in barrel bomb attacks. (Baraa Al-Halabi/AFP/Getty Images)


A woman cries inside the Trade Union building as people are let inside, in the South-Ukrainian city of Odessa, Ukraine, on May 4. At least 31 people died in a fire that broke out during clashes between pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian protesters at the Trade Union building in Odessa. (Alexey Furman/EPA)


Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys climb down a wall near the scene of a suspected attack in Jerusalem on Aug, 4. (Ammar Awad/Reuters)


An Afghan election commission worker waits prior to the opening of the seals to a box containing ballot papers for an audit of the presidential run-off votes at a counting center in Kabul on July 17. Afghanistan began a massive audit of 8.1 million ballots cast in the run-off round of its controversial presidential vote, hours after a brazen Taliban raid on Kabul’s airport. The audit is aimed at reversing a destabilising political crisis that has threatened to widen the country’s ethnic fissures as NATO winds down its deployment after more than a decade of war. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)


Visitors run away as waves caused by a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province Aug. 13. (Reuters)


A Kosovar Bosnian woman Arleta Sahiti poses after her face was painted by a woman during a presentation of the traditional wedding ceremony of Bosnian women from Zhupa region at the Ethnological Museum in Pristina on July 2. As part of the tradition, old ladies prepare young brides, painting their faces in many layers of colors. The golden circles symbolize the cycles of life. (Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images)


Alec Martinez (27) of the Los Angeles Kings and the Kings celebrate after Martinez scores the game-winning goal in double overtime against the New York Rangers to win 3-2 in Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 13 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


Brazil’s defender David Luiz celebrates scoring during the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4. (Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)


Nigerian teenager Deborah Peters, the sole survivor of a Boko Haram attack on her family in 2011, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 21. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

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