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Dec 10, 2015

Best Pictures Of 2015

Best Pictures Of 2015

In 2015 the world, if you live in Western Europe or North America, became a little more frightening. The violence which has plagued the Middle East for decades came to the European shores by way of terrorist attacks in Paris.
Violence was not the only thing which came to the EU shores. Hundreds of thousands of refugees came to escape the violence, seek a better future, or simply to try their luck at a more financially rewarding life.
However, as can be seen from these images from around the world taken in 2015, the violence and the refugees that came with it were not the only stories to grab the headlines.

Check out our past selections.
2014 part 1, 2014 part 2

2013 part 1, 2013 part 2

2012 part 1, 2012 part 2

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London Mayor Boris Johnson, seen as a rival to Chancellor George Osborne for Britain's Conservative Party leadership, has said he will stand down as mayor in 2016 after being elected as an MP this year. Pictured in Tokyo, October 15, 2015. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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Yanis Varoufakis was appointed Greece's finance minister in January in the newly elected government of Alexis Tsipras, which promised to renegotiate Greece's debt and attempt to curtail austerity measures. Varoufakis resigned his post seven months later when the government agreed to the third Greek bailout agreement over the objections of Varoufakis. Pictured in Athens, March 27, 2015. ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/RETUERS

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Actor Charlie Sheen revealed that he is HIV positive during a TV interview in November, saying he was diagnosed with HIV about four years ago. Pictured on the set of the NBC Today show New York, November 17, 2015. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Inigo Munoz Elorza of Spain and Stefan Dobrovolny of Austria (R) take stone samples during a simulated Mars mission on Tyrolean glaciers in Kaunertal, Austria, August 7, 2015. DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS

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A prototype of Google's own self-driving vehicle is seen during a media preview of Google's current autonomous vehicles in Mountain View, California September 29, 2015. ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/REUTERS

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Belgian chocolatier Dominique Persoone snorts cocoa powder off his Chocolate Shooter in his factory in Bruges, February 3, 2015. FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, January 20, 2015. MIKE BROWN/REUTERS

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A flamingo and flamingo chicks are seen in a corral before being fitted with identity rings at dawn at a lagoon in the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra, near Malaga, southern Spain, August 8, 2015. JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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A keeper feeds a four-week-old jaguar at a zoo in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 14, 2015. STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS

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A male baboon (Papio Hamadryas) is seen at the Safari Zoo in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, Israel, September 9, 2015. BAZ RATNER/REUTERS

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Cats crowd the harbour on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan, 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

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A seal pup rests on a rocky point along the shoreline in La Jolla, California, United States, January 20, 2015. MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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Bearded Collies sit on their grooming tables during the second day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, Britain, March 6, 2015. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

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A flamingo, which had its leg amputated, is pictured with its new prosthesis at Sorocaba Zoo in Sorocaba, Brazil, July 1, 2015. The Chilean flamingo was given a specially made prosthesis after a fracture in the left leg resulted in the bottom portion of the leg needing to be amputated to prevent an infection. PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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A polar bear, which arrived from Russia last December, is pictured at Sao Paulo Aquarium, Brazil April 14, 2015. JOSE PATRICIO/REUTERS

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A grey crowned crane looks at visitors from its enclosure at the Olmense Zoo in Olmen, Belgium, September 2, 2015. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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A Western Lowland Gorilla baby named Mjukuu, rides on the back of its mother Mbeli in their enclosure at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, May 19, 2015. DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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A hyena eyes a herd of zebra at Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya, August 19, 2015. JOE PENNEY/REUTERS

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Sparrows fly around a bird feeder in Putgarten, Germany, September 29, 2015. HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/REUTERS

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Swans gather on a partially ice-covered lake, with the air temperature at about minus 35 degrees Celsius (minus 31 degrees Fahrenheit), near the village of Urozhainy, Sovetsky district of Altai region in Russia, January 26, 2015. ANDREI KASPRISHIN/REUTERS

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Pelicans wait for food at a market at Pescadores beach in the Chorrillos district of Lima, Peru, October 27, 2015. MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS

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A newborn Asian elephant is helped by his mother Farina (R) to stand up at Pairi Daiza wildlife park, a zoo and botanical garden, in Brugelette, Belgium, May 25, 2015. FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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Lemurs eat at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, Shandong province, China, January 27, 2015. CHINA DAILY/REUTERS

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A purebred Spanish horse is pictured during the Sicab International Pre Horse Fair in the Andalusian capital of Seville, Spain, November 17, 2015. MARCELO DEL POZO/REUTERS

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A man cries as he walks on the street while passing through a damaged statue of Lord Buddha a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt, Chile April 22, 2015. STRINGER/CHILE/REUTERS

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Robert Hooper, exhausted after several days with little sleep, is overcome with emotion while surveying his property that was burnt by the so-called Valley Fire near Middleton, California September 14, 2015. DAVID RYDER/REUTERS

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Rescue workers search for victims at the Bento Rodrigues district that was covered with mud after a dam, owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd, burst in Mariana, Brazil, November 8, 2015. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

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Residents cross a swelling dam, due to rising waters brought about by Typhoon Koppu, in Las Pinas city, metro Manila, Philippines October 19, 2015. EZRA ACAYAN/REUTERS

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An excavator removes a dead bear at the zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia, June 17, 2015. Tigers, lions, bears and wolves were among more than 30 animals that escaped from a Georgian zoo and onto the streets of the capital Tbilisi during floods that killed at least 12 people. DAVID MDZINARISHVILI/REUTERS

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Residents with faces covered in ash ride on a motorcycle as Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, in Sukandebi village in Karo Regency, Indonesia's North Sumatra province, Indonesia June 13, 2015, in this photo taken by Antara Foto. ANTARA FOTO/REUTERS

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Afghan survivors of an avalanche run to get relief goods distributed by an Afghan army helicopter in the Paryan district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan March 1, 2015. OMAR SOBHANI/REUTERS

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Waves break in front of the South Pier on Blackpool Promenade, Britain, November 13, 2015. PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Tourists walk on dried mud at the Lapindo mud field in Sidoarjo, October 11, 2015. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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A lunar eclipse coincides with a supermoon in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England, September 28, 2015. STRINGER/UK/REUTERS

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An Mi-17 helicopter carries water to be dumped on a burning forest at Ogan Komering Ulu area in Indonesia's south Sumatra province, September 10, 2015. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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An aerial view shows people at a beach on the shores of the Silbersee lake on a hot summer day in Haltern, Germany, July 4, 2015. INA FASSBENDER/REUTERS

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A meteor streaks across the sky over Leeberg hill during the Perseid meteor shower near Grossmugl in the early morning of August 13, 2015. HEINZ-PETER BADER/REUTERS

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A young girl covers herself from the rain with a banana leaf next to a man in the sea on the outskirts of Colon City, October 17, 2015. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

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An aerial view of flower fields is seen near the Keukenhof park, also known as the Garden of Europe, in Lisse, the Netherlands, April 15, 2015. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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A field of dead almond trees is seen in Coalinga in the Central Valley, California, United States May 6, 2015. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

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Local girls Bella (L) and Daisy run through a forest covered in bluebells near Marlborough in southern England, May 4, 2015. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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An aerial view of Sargassum algae in Cancun, August 13, 2015. EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS

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A general view shows solar panels to produce renewable energy at the photovoltaic park in Les Mees, in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, southern France, March 31, 2015. JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER/REUTERS

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A woman takes advantage of warm spring weather temperatures on the beach in Nice, March 31, 2015. ERIC GAILLARD/REUTERS

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Tourists stand in front of huts that form part of the Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort in Queensland, Australia, June 9, 2015. DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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A macaw flies over buildings with the Avila mountain behind in Caracas March 31, 2015. JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Buffalos escape a fire, which is spreading on a patch of land by the Yamuna river, on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India, June 9, 2015 ANINDITO MUKHERJEE/REUTERS

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An albino Southern right whale, known in Spanish as ballena franca austral, swims in the waters of the Atlantic Sea in Argentina's Patagonia region, June 9, 2015. STRINGER/ARGENTINA/REUTERS

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Madeleine Klonoski, 2, sits on her father's leg at a kite festival in Redondo Beach, California, United States, March 8, 2015. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

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Kambeba Indian, Dream Braga, 18, aims his arrow in a jungle near the village Tres Unidos, Amazon state, Brazil May 9, 2015 BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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A boy carries a dog as he stands after a Peruvian police operation to destroy illegal gold mining camps in a zone known as Mega 14, in the southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios, Peru July 14, 2015. STRINGER/REUTERS

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Hot lava flows from Mount Sinabung volcano during its eruption as seen from Tiga Serangkai village in Karo Regency, North Sumatra province, Indonesia June 25, 2015. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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French fire brigade members aid an injured man near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris, France, November 13, 2015. CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/REUTERS

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An injured man hugs an injured woman after an explosion during a peace march in Ankara, Turkey, October 10, 2015 STRINGER/REUTERS

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A woman from Syria looks on as she waits to cross the border with Croatia near the village of Berkasovo, Serbia, October 21, 2015. MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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A mounted policeman leads a group of migrants near Dobova, Slovenia October 20, 2015. SRDJAN ZIVULOVIC/REUTERS

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A flashlight illuminates a judicial worker as he shines a torch into an area of the tunnel connected to the Altiplano Federal Penitentiary and used by drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to escape, in Almoloya de Juarez, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido SEARCH - PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2015 - FOR ALL IMAGES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS

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A man gives medical assistance to an injured man as two wounded children wait nearby at a field hospital after what activists said was an air strike by forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria February 2, 2015. MOHAMMED BADRA/REUTERS

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Ukraininan President Petro Poroshenko (L) looks back, followed by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) after a meeting in Minsk, Belarus February 11, 2015. GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS

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The reconstructed wreckage of the MH17 airplane is seen after the presentation of the final report into the crash of July 2014 of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, in Gilze Rijen, the Netherlands, October 13, 2015. MICHAEL KOOREN/REUTERS

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Debris is pictured in Bento Rodigues district which was covered with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst, in Mariana, Brazil, November 10, 2015. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

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A refugee keeps warm by an open fire at a makeshift camp close to a registration centre on the Greek island of Lesbos November 18, 2015 YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS

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A Palestinian (R) posing as a journalist runs after a wounded Israeli soldier to continue stabbing him before being shot dead near the West Bank city of Hebron October 16, 2015. STRINGER/REUTERS

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People observe a minute of silence at the Trocadero in front the Eiffel Tower to pay tribute to the victims of the series of deadly attacks in Paris, France, November 16, 2015. PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

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A child's shoe is seen in front of debris from a Russian airliner which crashed in the Hassana area in Arish city, Egypt, November 1, 2015. MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/REUTERS

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Civilians walk near upright buses barricading a street, which serve as protection from snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo's rebel-controlled Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood, Syria March 21, 2015. AMMAR ABDULLAH/REUTERS

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Cows are seen in this aerial view on a deforested plot of the Amazon rainforest near Rio Pardo, in the district of Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 3, 2015. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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A man holds a giant pencil as he takes part in a solidarity march in the streets of Paris, France January 11, 2015. STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS

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A Syrian refugee girl stands behind a door at a makeshift settlement in the village of Ketermaya, south of Beirut, Lebanon January 8, 2015. ALI HASHISHO/Reuters

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Jadwiga Bogucka (maiden name Regulska), 89, registered with camp number 86356, holds a picture of herself from 1944 in Warsaw, Poland January 12, 2015. KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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A child jokes in a street flooded by the rising Rio Solimoes, one of the two main branches of the Amazon River, in Anama, Amazonas state, Brazil June 3, 2015. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Comedian Bill Cosby performs at The Temple Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado, United States January 17, 2015. STRINGER/REUTERS

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Mauricio Macri (C), presidential candidate for the Cambiemos (Let's Change) alliance, kisses his wife Juliana Awada as Argentina's ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli watches in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 15, 2015. MARCOS BRINDICCI/REUTERS

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The body of a woman killed by recent shelling lies on a street in the residential sector in the town of Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine February 10, 2015. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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Jordan's King Abdullah (L) offers his condolences to Safi al-Kasaesbeh, the father of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, at the headquarters of the family's clan in the city of Karak, Jordan February 5, 2015. PETRA/REUTERS

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A law enforcement officer uses pepper spray to disperse the crowd at the intersection of North and Pennsylvania Avenues in Baltimore, United States May 4, 2015. SAIT SERKAN GURBUZ/REUTERS

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Anti-gay protesters attack a gay rights activist during an LGBT community rally in central Moscow, Russia, May 30, 2015. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hugs a U.S. flag as he takes the stage for a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire, United States August 19, 2015. BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS

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Four German police cars set on fire by anti-capitalist protesters burn near the European Central Bank (ECB) building hours before the official opening of its new headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany March 18, 2015. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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A demonstrator looks up after being sprayed with pepper spray during clashes in Baltimore, Maryland, United States April 27, 2015. SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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A couple, affected by tear gas used by riot police to disperse demonstrators, reacts in central Istanbul, Turkey, July 20, 2015. HUSEYIN ALDEMIR/REUTERS

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A Syrian refugee kisses his daughter as he walks through a rainstorm towards Greece's border with Macedonia, near the Greek village of Idomeni, September 10, 2015. YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS

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Singer Madonna falls during her performance at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, Britain February 25, 2015. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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Moe Kyaw Than, 45, a volunteer with the Myanmar Red Cross Society reacts after he was wounded when the convoy he was in was fired upon by the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), according to the Myanmar army, between the capital of Kokang, Laukkai, and Chinshwehaw, Myanmar February 17, 2015. SOE ZEYA TUN/REUTERS

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Actor Eddie Redmayne reacts as he takes the stage to accept the Oscar for best actor for his role in "The Theory of Everything" during the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, United States February 22, 2015 MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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Relatives of a worker Dmitri Aleksandrov, killed by a blast at the Zasyadko coal mine, mourn next to his coffin during a funeral ceremony in Donetsk, Ukraine March 6, 2015. MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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Mourners pay their respects at the casket of the late South Carolina State Senator Clementa Pinckney as he lies in state inside the rotunda of the State Capitol in Columbia, South Carolina, United States June 24, 2015. BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS

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(L-R) Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 25, 2015. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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Migrants and refugees beg Macedonian policemen to allow passage to cross the border from Greece into Macedonia during a rainstorm, near the Greek village of Idomeni, September 10, 2015. YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS

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A female Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighter stands near a security position in Sinjar, Iraq March 13, 2015. ASMAA WAGUIH/REUTERS

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth boards her carriage as she travels on the new Scottish Borders railway line, in Scotland, Britain September 9, 2015. POOL/REUTERS

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie share a moment during Remembrance Day ceremonies at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada November 11, 2015. CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS

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A local man helps a Syrian refugee who jumped off board from a dinghy as he swims exhausted at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos September 17, 2015. YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS

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Sandstone sculpted by water and wind erosion is seen in a slot canyon, one of hundreds that surround Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, United States May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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Yasmine, a 6-year-old migrant from Deir Al Zour in war-torn Syria, cries at the beach after arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos September 11, 2015. ZOHRA BENSEMRA/REUTERS

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) and his wife Sara (R) attend the Mimona ceremony in the Israeli town of Or Akiva near Caesarea April 11, 2015. REUTERS/Amir Cohen SEARCH - PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2015 - FOR ALL IMAGES AMIR COHEN/REUTERS

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A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany April 15, 2015. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio of Brazil (C) walks through the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival with friends, in Indio, California, United States April 12, 2015. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

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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, Syria April 7, 2015. STRINGER/REUTERS

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A member of the Iraqi security forces beats an Islamic State insurgent, who was captured in Tikrit, Iraq April 1, 2015. ALAA AL-MARJANI/REUTERS

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Wreckage of the Airbus A320 is seen at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-Alpes, in the French Alps, France, March 26, 2015. EMMANUEL FOUDROT/REUTERS

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Supporters of the presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressive Congress hits another supporter with a motorbike during celebrations in Kano, Nigeria March 31, 2015. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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The White House is illuminated in rainbow colors after a historic Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage in Washington, United States June 26, 2015. GARY CAMERON/REUTERS

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Protesters gesture as a riot police vehicle sprays a jet of water to disperse them during a rally against a decision to raise public electricity prices in Yerevan, Armenia, June 23, 2015. STRINGER/REUTERS

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A hippopotamus walks across a flooded street in Tbilisi, Georgia, June 14, 2015. STRINGER/REUTERS

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Police lead suspected shooter Dylann Roof, 21, into the courthouse in Shelby, North Carolina, United States June 18, 2015. JASON MICZEK/REUTERS

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama outside the Elmau castle in Kruen near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, June 8, 2015. POOL/REUTERS

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A stuntman flies through the air following an explosion during the filming of the Koldo Serra directed feature film Gernika in the Basque town of Guernica, northern Spain June 17, 2015. VINCENT WEST/REUTERS

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Migrants, who were found at sea on a boat, collect rainwater during a heavy rainfall at a temporary refuge camp near Kanyin Chaung jetty, outside Maungdaw township, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar June 4, 2015. SOE ZEYA TUN/REUTERS

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Cast member Gerard Depardieu (L) tries to kiss cast member Isabelle Huppert as they pose during a photocall for the film "Valley of Love" in competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 22, 2015. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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Gordon Satterly, 61, from Michigan (L) kisses his husband Richard Brand, 53, from Texas, at the International Gay Rodeo Association's Rodeo In the Rock party in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States April 24, 2015. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

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Skyscrapers Shanghai World Financial Center (R) and Jin Mao Tower are seen during heavy rain in the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai May 15, 2015. ALY SONG/REUTERS

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Kurdish Syrian immigrant Sahin Serko cries next to his 7 year-old daughter Ariana minutes after crossing the border into Macedonia, along with another 45 Syrian immigrants, near the Greek village of Idomeni in Kilkis prefecture May 14, 2015. YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS

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Residents, with their belongings, return to their villages on a pickup truck after Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters said that they retook control of the area from Islamic State in the southern countryside of Ras al-Ain, Syria May 13, 2015. RODI SAID/REUTERS

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U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani of Bahrain at the White House in Washington, United States May 13, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst SEARCH - PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2015 - FOR ALL IMAGES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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A protester wears grass around his face to obscure his identity during a protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term, in Bujumbura, Burundi, May 11, 2015. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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Singer Rihanna arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015 celebrating the opening of "China: Through the Looking Glass" in Manhattan, New York, United States May 4, 2015. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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Ghazal, 4, (L) and Judy, 7, carrying 8-month-old Suhair, react after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad near the Syrian Arab Red Crescent center in the Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria May 6, 2015. BASSAM KHABIEH/REUTERS

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Los Padres National Forest firefighter Jameson Springer watches a controlled burn on the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California, United States August 21, 2015. MAX WHITTAKER/REUTERS

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Four-year-old Rashida from Kobani, Syria, part of a new group of more than a thousand immigrants, sleeps as they wait on the border between Macedonia and Greece to enter Macedonia near Gevgelija railway station August 20, 2015. OGNEN TEOFILOVSKI/REUTERS

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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets Louie Dixon as she campaigns at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, August 15, 2015. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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Experts investigate the Erawan shrine at the site of a deadly blast in central Bangkok, Thailand, August 18, 2015. ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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A dinghy overcrowded with Syrian refugees drifts in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos, August 11, 2015. YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS

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A grouse sits on Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's head as he visits a facility of the Forest and Water Management Ministry in Rize, Turkey, August 14, 2015. STRINGER/REUTERS

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Syrian refugees carry their children as they jump off a dinghy overcrowded with Syrian refugees upon arriving on a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from Turkey, August 9, 2015. YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS

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A man pours water over himself while washing a horse in order to cool it down as part of measures taken to ease the effect of a heatwave at the Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon August 4, 2015. MOHAMED AZAKIR/REUTERS

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People disarm an Orthodox Jewish assailant shortly after he stabbed participants at the annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem July 30, 2015 AMIR COHEN/REUTERS

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A woman cries near coffins containing the body of newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre at the Memorial Center in Potocari, near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina July 10, 2015. STOYAN NENOV/REUTERS

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A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a group picture during the Iran nuclear talks at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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A pensioner argues with an official as he tries to enter a National Bank branch to receive part of his pension in Athens, Greece, July 6, 2015. CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/REUTERS

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Britain's Prince George looks into the pram of his sister Princess Charlotte after her christening at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Britain July 5, 2015. POOL/REUTERS

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Women pray near bouquets of flowers laid on the beach of the Imperial Marhaba resort, which was attacked by a gunman, in Sousse, Tunisia, June 28, 2015. ZOHRA BENSEMRA/REUTERS

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech at an anti-austerity rally in Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, July 3, 2015. YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS

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Water bottles are gathered to be recycled near a statue in Martyrs' Square in Beirut, Lebanon August 25, 2015. JAMAL SAIDI/REUTERS

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) stands with Pope Francis during an arrival ceremony for the pope at the White House in Washington, United States September 23, 2015. JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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A girl cries after crossing Greece's border into Macedonia near Gevgelija, Macedonia, August 22, 2015. OGNEN TEOFILOVSKI/REUTERS

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Pope Francis shakes hands with an inmate as he meets with prisoners at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia, United States September 27, 2015. JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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A migrant carrying a child falls after tripping on TV camerawoman (R) Petra Laszlo while trying to escape from a collection point in Roszke village, Hungary, September 8, 2015. MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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Policemen get hit by eggs as farmers and dairy farmers from all over Europe take part in a demonstration outside a European Union farm ministers' emergency meeting at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium September 7, 2015. ERIC VIDAL/REUTERS

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Hungarian policemen stand by the family of migrants as they want to run away at the railway station in the town of Bicske, Hungary, September 3, 2015. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Russian President Vladimir Putin exercises in a gym at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi, Russia, August 30, 2015. RIA Novosti/REUTERS

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An injured national guard officer is carried away by comrades outside the parliament building in Kiev, Ukraine, August 31, 2015. VALENTYN OGIRENKO/REUTERS

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Palestinians scuffle with an Israeli soldier as they try to prevent him from detaining a boy during a protest against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah August 28, 2015. MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS

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A Thai veterinarian takes a picture of a 2-year-old orangutan during a health examination at Kao Pratubchang Conservation Centre in Ratchaburi, Thailand, August 27, 2015. ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Chris Hurst (R), a journalist at the station and boyfriend of slain journalist Alison Parker, pauses for a moment as Jeff Marks (L), general manager for WDBJ7, looks on while they speak with NBC's Today Show outside of the offices for WDBJ7, where slain journalists Parker and Adam Ward worked in Roanoke, Virginia, United States August 27, 2015. CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS

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British comedian known as Lee Nelson (unseen) throws banknotes at FIFA President Sepp Blatter as he arrives for a news conference after the Extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee Meeting at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland July 20, 2015. ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS

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U.S. President Barack Obama extends his hand to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 28, 2015. KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS

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Dark, narrow, 100 meter-long streaks on Mars inferred to have been formed by contemporary flowing water are seen in an image produced by NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the University of Arizona. Scientists have found the first evidence that briny water may flow on the surface of Mars during the planet's summer months, a paper published on Monday showed. NASA/REUTERS

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Law enforcement officers stand, with some turning their backs, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks on a monitor outside the funeral for NYPD officer Wenjian Liu in the Brooklyn borough of New York Shannon Stapleton/REUTERS

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