Year in Photos 2014, The Wall Street Journal


Shaun White of the U.S. in the snowboard men’s halfpipe finals of the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia on Feb. 11. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images


Wrestlers practiced at a traditional Indian wrestling center in Mumbai on March 4. Kushti, or mud wrestling, is a traditional sport in India. Danish Siddiqui/Reuters


Cross-country skiers raced over frozen Lake Silsersee during the 46th Engadin Ski Marathon near the Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz. More than 13,000 skiers participated in the race on March 9. Nicola Pitaro/European Pressphoto Agency


A brake-system failure caused Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi to wreck in the first corner at the start of the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 16. Hoch Zwei/Zuma Press


Participants paddled dragon boats amid heavy rains during a competition to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival in China’s Tongren, Guizhou, on June 2. China Daily/Reuters


San Antonio Spurs fans taunted the Miami Heat’s LeBron James during Game 2 of the NBA finals on June 8. Mike Stone/Reuters


Clint Dempsey of the U.S. celebrated after scoring the team’s first goal during a World Cup soccer match against Ghana in Natal, Brazil, on June 16. The U.S. defeated Ghana 2-1. Toru Hanai/Reuters


Mexico coach Miguel Herrera celebrated after Andres Guardado scored their second goal. Mexico defeated Croatia 3-1 in the June 23 World Cup soccer match in Brazil. Paul Childs/Action Images/Zuma Press


A Brazil soccer fan cried as Germany scored against her team in a semifinal World Cup match on July 8. She watched the game on a live telecast in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Bruno Magalhaes/Associated Press


Marie-Julie Malboeuf of Canada lifted during the women’s 58kg weightlifting competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on July 26. Phil Noble/Reuters


Nathan Thorley of Wales, in blue, lost his mouth guard after taking a punch from Kennedy St. Pierre, of Mauritius, during their boxing match on Aug. 1 at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Mr. St. Pierre won the match. Jim Young/Reuters


A man practiced at a traditional-wrestling center in Allahabad, India, on Sept. 12. Ravi Prakash/Pacific Press/Zuma Press


A member of Japan’s synchronized swimming team performed a somersault during the team’s free routine final at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, on Sept. 22. Martin Bureau/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images


South Korea’s Lee Nakyung performed during the women’s rhythmic gymnastics team event of the 2014 Asian Games at the Seonhak Gymnasium in Incheon on Oct. 1. Indranil Mukherjee/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images


South Korea’s Shin Alam, left, competed against China’s Xu Anqi during their women’s epee team fencing competition final at Goyang Gymnasium during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. Issei Kato/Reuters


A boy arrived for the annual buffalo race festival east of Bangkok on Oct. 7. Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

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