The Most Powerful News Photos of 2014

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A Doctors Without Borders (MSF) worker in protective clothing holds a child suspected of having Ebola at a treatment center in Paynesville, Liberia, on Oct. 5. John Moore / Getty Images 2

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth walks through a field of ceramic poppies that form part of the art installation “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” in London on Oct. 16. Luke MacGregor / Reuters 3

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A demonstrator throws a tear gas container back at police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 13. Robert Cohen / MCT / St. Louis Post-Dispatch 4

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In this Sept. 6, 2014 photo, Rev. Linda Hunsaker presides over the wedding of Vivian Boyack (left) and Alice Dubes (center), in Davenport, Iowa. More than seven decades after beginning their relationship, Boyack, 91, and Dubes, 90, finally got married. Thomas Geyer/ ZUMAPRESS 5

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Beyonce performs onstage at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Aug. 24, in Inglewood, California. Jason LaVeris / FilmMagic 6

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Protesters open their umbrellas, symbols of pro-democracy movement, as they mark one month since they took to the streets in Hong Kong’s financial district on Oct. 28. Damir Sagolj / Reuters 7

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Men rescue a boy after activists said forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad dropped explosive barrels in Aleppo on April 6. Hosam Katan / Reuters 8

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A high wave hits the bank of Qiantang River in China’s Hangzhou, Zhejiang, province on Aug. 13. Xu Kangping/EPA 9

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Flowers were placed on Robin Williams’ Hollywood Walk of Fame star on Aug. 12 in Los Angeles, California. Valerie Macon / Getty Images 10

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Laura Youngblood weeps over the grave of her husband, Travis L. Youngblood, during Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on May 26. Pete Marovich/EPA 11

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A Balinese man throws a burned coconut husk during the “Mesabatan Api” ritual ahead of Nyepi Day on March 30, in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. Agung Parameswara / Getty Images 12

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Smoke rises from Tuffah neighborhood after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City on July 29. Mohammed Saber/EPA 13

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A leopard leaps across an under-construction structure near a furniture market in the Degumpur residential area as a bystander moves out of the way in Meerut on Feb. 23. Stringer /AFP / Getty Images 14

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Indian Hindu devotees gesture before attempting to form a human pyramid during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival, marking the birth of Hindu god Lord Krishna, in Mumbai, on Aug. 18. Indranil Mukher /AFP / Getty Images 15

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Competitors take part in the Tough Mudder London South on Oct. 25, in Winchester, England. Justin Setterfield / Getty Images 16

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An orphaned baby elephant basks in a mud puddle at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi National Park on Oct. 15. Goran Tomasevic / Reuters 17

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A man is doused with milk and sprayed with mist after being hit by an eye irritant from security forces trying to disperse demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 20. Adrees Latif / Reuters 18

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Smoldering debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in a Ukraine field on July 17. Pierre Crom / Getty Images 19

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A teddy bear is found next to the wreckage at the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines 17 in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region on Sept. 9. Marko Djurica / Reuters 20

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A family member of a passenger from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 shouts at journalists at the Lido hotel in Beijing on March 24. Jason Lee / Reuters 21

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Afghan women sit in the rafters as they watch girls compete in a taekwondo match in Herat on Nov. 13. Aref Karimi /AFP / Getty Images 22

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Ruby Holt, 100, of Columbia, Tennessee, visited the beach for the first time in her life this week in at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Nov. 19. Dennis Pillon / AL.COM / Landov 23

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U.S. President Barack Obama and former U.S. President Bill Clinton speak before Obama’s speech at the Clinton Global Initiative on Sept. 23, in New York City. John Moore / Getty Images 24

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Miley Cyrus performs onstage during her Bangerz Tour at Rogers Arena on Feb. 14, in Vancouver, Canada. Kevin Mazur / WireImage 25

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Mulan Jamilah, a 6-year-old Bengal tiger, kisses caretaker Abdullah Sholeh, 33, in the garden beside their home on Jan. 20, in Malang, Indonesia. Robertus Pudyanto / Getty Images 26

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A Miura’s fighting bull horns a runner at Calle Estafeta during the ninth day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 14 in Pamplona, Spain. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images 27

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The June 27 lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano moves along he ground Oct. 28, in Pahoa, Hawaii. Molten rock from the flow is inching its way towards homes in the town of Pahoa on Hawaii’s Big Island where close to a thousand people live. Andrew Hara / Getty Images 28

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A view of Niagara Falls frozen over due to the extreme cold weather, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 9. The Polar Vortex brought record cold temperatures to United States and Canada. Anadolu Agency / Getty Images 29

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Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts as he listens to Judge Thokozile Masipa’s judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, Sept. 11. Pool New / Reuters 30

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Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, primarily known simply as Amma (“Mother”), the hugging saint, hugs a devotee and 2-year-old Elena in the event hall Arena, on Nov. 12, in Berlin, Germany. Adam Berry / Getty Images 31

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Zheng Feng, an amateur climber, takes wedding pictures with his bride on a cliff in Jinhua, Zhejiang, province, China, on Oct. 26. China Daily 32

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White smoke rising from Mount Ontake as Japan’s volcano Ontake erupts in Nagano prefecture, central Japan. Dozens of hikers were stranded on the slopes of an erupting Japanese volcano that reportedly killed one person and left 30 more seriously injured, Sept. 27. AFP / Getty Images 33

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Firefighters battling the King Fire watch as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California, on Sept. 16. Noah Berger / Reuters 34

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A Brazil soccer fan cries as Germany scores against her team at a semifinal World Cup match as she watches the game on a live telecast in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8. Bruno Magalhaes / AP 35

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Troops hold colored cards during a military parade celebrating Independence Day at the Zocalo square in downtown Mexico City, Sept. 16. Edgard Garrido / Reuters 36

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Lori Weishaar shovels snow from around her vehicle following an autumn snow storm in Buffalo, New York, Nov. 20. Aaron Lynett / Reuters 37

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Actor Shia Labeouf wears a paper bag over his head reading “I am not famous anymore” as he arrives for the screening of “Nymphomaniac Volume I” at the 64th Annual Berlin Film Festival, in Berlin, Germany, Feb. 9. JENS KALAENE/EPA 38

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Dutch artist Bart Jansen turns his dead cat into remote controlled helicopter, London, Britain - June 2014 Should be: Dutch artist Bart Jansen turns his dead cat into a remote-controlled helicopter, June in London, Britain. Rex/REX USA 39

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Jeremy Meeks makes a court appearance July 8, in Stockton, California. During his brief appearance the state agreed to let federal prosecutors take over Meeks’ case. Meeks was arrested on felony weapon charges June 18 as part of a Stockton police gang sweep. His booking photo was posted to the Stockton police Facebook page and has garnered media attention and secured him a Hollywood agent due to his model-like features. Elijah Nouvelage / Getty Images / Stockton Jail 40

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Women rally In nigeria to demand more action for 200 kidnapped girls on May 1. At midnight on April 15, 234 girls were kidnapped from their dorm room in Chibok, in northeastern Nigeria, by Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Tom Saater for BuzzFeed News 41

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Pope Francis (right) kisses a girl during a special audience with business consultants at the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Nov. 14. Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters 42

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The first out gay NFL player, Michael Sam, accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award onstage during the 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, in Los Angeles, California. Dilip Vishwanat / Getty Images 43

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The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft on board suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Oct. 28 on Wallops Island, Virginia. NASA / Getty Images 44

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NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman works outside the space station’s Quest airlock for the Expedition 41 crew aboard the International Space Station in this image released Oct. 8. NASA / Reuters 45

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Dave Seymour and son Duke ride the wall of death, a family-run “Demon Drome” stunt attraction in Cornwall, Britain, on Sept. 13. Rex/REX USA 46

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A man is pictured as he prepares for a parade to celebrate the annulment of an anti-homosexuality law by Uganda’s constitutional court in Entebbe, Aug. 9. Stringer / Reuters. Stringer . / Reuters 47

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WWII veteran Fred Holborn, from the Fleet Air Arm, salutes as he looks at British Legion Union flags carrying thank you messages planted in the sand on Gold Beach on June 5, near Asnelles, France. Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images 48

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Colleen Epstein, (right) embraces her daughter, Meaghan Epstein (left), a junior at Marysville Pilchuck High School, near the scene of a school shooting that left two dead and four wounded Friday, Oct. 24, at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash. Jordan Stead / AP 49

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Participants drive around Tokyo as Mario Kart characters for the Real Mario Kart event in Tokyo on Nov. 16, in Tokyo, Japan. Keith Tsuji / Getty Images 50

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Palestinian children hold guns as they celebrate with others what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City, Aug. 26. Suhaib Salem / Reuters 51

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Marcus Cirillo, 5, attends the funeral procession for his father, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, in Hamilton, Ontario, Oct. 28. Mark Blinch / Reuters 52

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A woman cries while praying during a candlelight vigil in Ansan, to commemorate the victims of capsized passenger ship Sewol and to wish for the safe return of missing passengers, April 23. Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters 53

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Singer Justin Bieber is photographed by police while in custody on Jan. 23, in Miami Beach, Florida. Justin Bieber was arrested for driving under the influence, resisting arrest, and driving without a valid driver’s license. Handout / Getty Images 54

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Emma Sulkowicz, a senior visual arts student at Columbia University, carries a mattress in protest of the university’s lack of action after she reported being raped during her sophomore year on Sept. 5, in New York City. Andrew Burton / Getty Images 55

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Members of the pro-government “red shirt” movement attack a Buddhist monk outside the National Anti-Corruption Commission office in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, March 24. Chaiwat Subprasom / Reuters 56

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Demonstrators confront riot police in central Brussels, Nov. 6. Tens of thousands of public and private sector workers, employees, and trade union members demonstrated over austerity measures to be taken by the new Belgian government. Yves Herman / Reuters Yves Herman / Reuters 57

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A young girl places a rose at the Berlin Wall memorial in Bernauer Strasse, during a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin, Germany, Nov. 9. Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters 58

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A section of Lake Oroville is seen nearly dry on Aug. 19, in Oroville, California. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Justin Sullivan / Getty Images 59

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These pictures show reluctant lion cubs being cajoled into jumping across a stream on Oct. 20, in Masai Mara, Kenya. Paul Goldstein/Exodus/Re/REX USA / Via exodus.co.uk 60

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A U.S. flag sticks out the window of a damaged hot rod car in a suburban area after a tornado near Vilonia, Arkansas, April 28. Carlo Allegri / Reuters 61

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A demonstrator jumps on a shield wall formed by riot police during a protest against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Feb. 12. Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reute 62

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A camel herder walks his camels at Pushkar Fair in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, Oct. 28. Stringer India / Reuters 63

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A firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire that broke out on piles of reeds at a paper factory in Changde, Hunan province, Feb. 16. China Stringer Network / Reuters 64

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The world’s shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi greets the tallest living man, Sultan Kosen, to mark the Guinness World Records Day in London, Nov. 13. Luke MacGregor / Reuters 65

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Bahraini Shiite Muslims pose for a selfie during a ceremony marking Ashura, which commemorates the 7th-century slaying of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama, on Nov. 4. MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP / Getty Images 66

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A Kurdish Syrian refugee waits for transport during a sandstorm on the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, Sept. 24. Murad Sezer / Reuters 67

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Two men pass by a crack in a highway between the localities of Iquique and Alto Hospicio, Chile, April 3. FELIPE TRUEBA/EPA 68

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The moon shines through the Four Towers Madrid skyscrapers on Aug. 11, in Madrid, Spain. Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno / Getty Images 69

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A stray dog stands in front of a destroyed home submerged in flood waters on Sept. 30, in Srinagar, India. Yawar Nazir / Getty Images 70

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A Kurdish refugee from the Syrian town of Kobani shows a victory sign as a rainbow forms over the camp in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, Oct. 16. Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters 71

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Fireworks explode near anti-government protesters during clashes with riot police at the Independence Square in Kiev, Feb. 18. Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters 72

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In Kiev Ukraine, an aerial view shows Independence Square during clashes between anti-government protesters, Interior Ministry members, and riot police on Feb. 19. Stringer . / Reuters 73

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Protesters run away after police deployed tear gas during a demonstration on Nov. 24, in Ferguson, Missouri, after a St. Louis County grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown, which sparked riots in August. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images 74

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Gabrielle Walker, 5, protests the killing of teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 17 in Ferguson, Missouri. Scott Olson / Getty Images 12/10/2014 ??? Kaohsiung Taiwan R.O.C All photos were taken from BuzzFeedy,Internet. THE END 75