Year in Photos 2014, The Wall Street Journal

A girl collected grass in Islamabad, Pakistan, on March 12. Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

A man wearing a traditional turban cast his vote inside a polling station in Ajmer district in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan on April 17. Ahmad Masood/Reuters

Queen Elizabeth II walked through a field of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London on Oct. 16. The poppies were part of an installation called ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red,’ which marked the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press

A boy held a handmade umbrella while running on the embankment of an irrigation canal on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India, on March 13. Biswaranjan Rout/Associated Press

An Indian villager walked through flood water to collect drinking water from a hand pump in Burhaburhi village in India on Aug. 25. Anupam Nath/Associated Press

A girl smiled as other girls applied colored paint on her face during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, on March 16. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. Babu/Reuters

A child looked for recyclable material as greater adjutant storks sat on a mound of garbage at a landfill site in Gauhati, India, on Aug. 27. Anupam Nath/Associated Press

Afghan tribal elders listened to a speech by Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah during his visit to the Yahya Khail district in Paktika province on Nov. 24. Shah Marai/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

Indian Hindu students from the Swaminarayan Gurukul participated in the ‘Magh Snan’ or ‘Holy Bath’ in Ahmedabad, India, on Jan. 16. Sam Panthaky/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

A woman looked out a window on May 6 in the village of Babaj Boks, in western Kosovo, where sheep were slaughtered for the traditional feast of St. George’s Day, which is observed by various Christian churches around the world. Visar Kryeziu/Associated Press

Hindu worshipers at the Chhath Puja festival, a celebration of the sun god Surya, in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna in New Delhi on Oct. 30. Ahmad Masood/Reuters

Russell Norris, 15, of Tylertown, Miss., dove into the Swift River at Coos Canyon in Byron, Maine, on July 17. The canyon is considered one of the premier swimming holes in the U.S. Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press

A child collected water lilies from a lake in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sept. 8. Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Zuma Press

Daily laborers piled up bricks in Gazipur, Bangladesh, on Feb. 11. Many daily laborers migrate from different parts of the country to work in the capital. Probal Rashid/Zuma Press

A visitor walked inside the installation by Doug Wheeler during a preview of the new exhibition at Palazzo Grassi on April 11 in Venice. The Illusion of Light and Irving Penn exhibitions opened on April 13 and will run until the end of December. Marco Secchi/Getty Images

Children stood outside in the rain in front of Saint Michel Catholic church in the town of Boda, Central African Republic, on April 14.Goran Tomasevic/Reuters Goran Tomasevic/Reuter


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