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2014 - The Year in Photos
03 December 2014
A look at the best news photos from around the world.
German pianist Stefan Aaron plays an orange piano on a "flying carpet" platform suspended from a helicopter, over the Munich airport, July 23, 2014.
The crash site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a field near the village of Grabove in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, July 23, 2014.
An injured man walks after an earthquake hit Ludian county, Yunnan province, Aug. 4, 2014. A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck southwestern China, killing more than 400 people in a remote area of Yunnan province, and causing thousands of buildings, including a school, to collapse, Xinhua News Agency reported.
A child, cuddling a cat, rests under a shelter at the earthquake zone in Ludian county, Zhaotong, Yunnan province, China, Aug. 5, 2014.
Visitors run away as waves caused by a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, Aug. 13, 2014.
Displaced Yazidis, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State group, head toward the Syrian border on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate, Aug. 11, 2014.
Workers hang outside the clock face as they clean the Big Ben clock tower of the Houses of Parliament in London, Aug. 18, 2014.
A squirrel monkey peers into a photographer's lens during a photocall at London Zoo in central London, Aug. 21, 2014.
Leng Yuting, 26, posing underwater for her wedding pictures at a photo studio in Shanghai, China, Sep. 3, 2014, ahead of her wedding next year.
Kashmiri residents wade through floodwaters in Srinagar, India, Sept. 4, 2014.
Participants climb over a wall at the "Tough Mudder" endurance event series in Arnsberg, Germany, Sept. 6, 2014.
Pro-democracy demonstrators gather for the third night in Hong Kong, Sept. 30, 2014. The demonstrators have demanded full universal suffrage after Beijing said it would allow elections for the semi-autonomous city's next leader in 2017 but would vet vet the candidates -- a decision branded a "fake democracy".
A woman reacts after her husband is suspected of dying from the Ebola virus, in the Liberian capital Monrovia, Oct. 4, 2014.
Members of the "Colla Vella Xiquets de Valls" human tower team form a "castell" during the XXV human towers, or castells, competetion in Tarragona, Spain, Oct. 5, 2014.
A resident of Karo district uses a lawnmower to remove ash from his vegetable fields in North Sumatra, Oct. 9, 2014, after an eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano.
Models present a creation of Ukrainian fashion designer Aleksey Zalevskiy on the opening day of "Seasons of the fashion - 2014" in Kyiv, Oct. 15, 2014.
Thick smoke and flames from an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition rise in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Oct. 20, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters.
An woman uses a magnifying glass to read her ballot while voting at home in the village of Gornostaypol, some 80 km north of Kyiv, during Ukraine's parliamentary elections, Oct. 26, 2014.
A man suffering from Ebola virus lies on the floor outside a house in Port Loko Community, situated on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Oct. 21, 2014.
This photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava that has pushed through a fence marking a property boundary above the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii, Oct. 28, 2014.
Indian soldiers take part in a demonstration of 'fire breathing' at the start of Operation Hand in Hand - a joint training exercise between Indian and Chinese troops - at Aundh Military Camp in Pune, Nov. 18, 2014.
A vehicle, with a large chunk of snow on its top, drives along Route 20 after a massive snow fall in Lancaster, New York, Nov. 19, 2014.
Australian Aboriginal hunter Roy Gaykamangu of the Yolngu people carries a crocodile he has just shot dead along the edge of a billabong near the 'out station' of Yathalamarra, located on the outksirts of the community of Ramingining in East Arnhem Land, Nov. 22, 2014.
A demonstrator sits in front of a street fire during a demonstration in Oakland, California, USA, following the grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown, Nov. 25, 2014. The grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer over the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
A monkey cowers as its trainer Qi Defang approaches during training for a circus in Suzhou, Anhui province, China, Nov. 29, 2014.
2014 - The Year in Photos
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