2015: The Year in Photos ( 1 )

A man rescues an migrant from the Aegean sea, in the eastern island of Rhodes, Monday, April 20, 2015. Greek authorities said that at least three people have died, including a child, after a wooden boat carrying tens of migrants ran aground off the island of Rhodes. (Argiris Mantikos/Eurokinissi via AP) GREECE OUT

A man rescues a migrant from the Aegean Sea, in the eastern island of Rhodes, Greece, on April 20, 2015. Greek authorities said that at least three people died, including a child, after a wooden boat carrying tens of migrants ran aground off the island of Rhodes. Argiris Mantikos / AP

Lemurs eat at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, Shandong province, China, on January 27, 2015. China Daily / Reuters

ESA’s comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft made this four-image mosaic of images taken from a distance of 28 kilometers from the center of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on January 31, 2015. European Space Agency – ESA

A passenger without pants waits for the subway train during “The No Pants Subway Ride” in Mexico City on January 11, 2015. The event, the fifth organized in Mexico, is an annual flash mob and occurs in different cities around the world, according to its organizers. Edgard Garrido / Reuters

Ebola survivor and nurse’s aid Benetha Coleman comforts an infant girl with Ebola symptoms in the high-risk area of the Doctors Without Borders, Ebola Treatment Unit, on January 26, 2015, in Paynesville, Liberia. Ebola survivors have immunity to the strain of the disease which infected them. The baby’s blood test later came out as negative. John Moore / Getty

Cats crowd the harbor on Aoshima Island in the Ehime Prefecture in southern Japan on February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Thomas Peter / Reuters

A man carries the body of his mother after what activists said were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Marj Al Sultan, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria, on February 27, 2015. Amer Almohibany / Reuters

A Kosovo man carries his baby as he crosses illegally the Hungarian-Serbian border near the village of Asotthalom on February 6, 2015. The European Union is experiencing a steep rise in the number of Kosovo citizens smuggling themselves into the affluent bloc, with 10,000 filing for asylum in Hungary in just one month this year compared to 6,000 for the whole of 2013. It follows a relaxation of travel rules allowing Kosovars to reach EU borders via Serbia and has coincided with political turmoil and street unrest in Kosovo fueled by poverty, high unemployment, and economically debilitating corruption. Laszlo Balogh / Reuters

A Russia-backed rebel rests as a dog eats from a can in Debaltseve, Ukraine, on February 20, 2015. After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell to Russian-backed separatists, who hoisted a flag in triumph over the town. The Ukrainian president confirmed that he had ordered troops to pull out and the rebels reported taking hundreds of soldiers captive. Vadim Ghirda / AP

Thai Buddhist monks pray and gather at Wat Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province to participate in Makha Bucha Day ceremonies on March 4, 2015. Makha Bucha, a religious holiday that marks the anniversary of Lord Buddha’s mass sermon to the first 1,250 newly ordained monks 2,558 years ago. Sakchai Lalit / AP

A Russian-backed female rebel fighter watches as colleagues perform during a beauty contest involving women from the main separatist battalions in Donetsk, Ukraine, on March 7, 2015. Self-proclaimed authorities in the rebel-held Donetsk held the beauty pageant on the eve of March 8, a women’s day widely celebrated throughout the former Soviet Union. Vadim Ghirda / AP

Linebacker Taiwan Jones prepares to run a drill during Michigan State NFL football pro-day in East Lansing, Michigan, on March 18, 2015. Paul Sancya / AP

National Hot Rod Association top fuel dragster driver Larry Dixon crashes after his car broke in half during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway on March 14, 2015, in Gainesville, Florida. Dixon walked away from the incident. Mark J. Rebilas / USA Today Sports / Reuters

A Syrian Kurdish boy sits on a destroyed tank in the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, on March 27, 2015. ISIS fighters were driven out of Kobane on January 26 by Kurdish and allied forces. Yasin Akgul / AFP / Getty

Models showcase designs during the Maticevski Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2015 at Carriageworks in Sydney, Australia, on April 14, 2015. Ryan Pierse / Getty

A young boy walks past a makeshift barricade made of wrecked buses to obstruct the view of regime snipers and to keep people safe, on March 14, 2015, in the rebel-held side of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Syria’s conflict entered its fifth year on March 15, 2015. Karam Al-Masri / AFP / Getty

A “nail house,” the last building in the area, sits in the middle of a road under construction in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, on April 10, 2015. According to local media, the owner of the house didn’t reach an agreement with the local authority about compensation of the demolition. Reuters

Nepalese army personnel and a sniffer dog search for victims amidst the rubble of collapsed houses after Saturday’s earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on April 27, 2015. Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

Girls who survived what activists said was a ground-to-ground missile attack by forces of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, hold hands at Aleppo’s Bab al-Hadeed district on April 7, 2015. Abdalrhman Ismail / Reuters

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