2014: International Year in Photos

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The second of two galleries featuring the best photos of 2014 from around the globe.

German pianist Stefan Aaron hovers about the Munich airport Franz-Josef-Strauss, southern Germany, on July 23, 2014. Stefan Aaron is seated in front of his piano on an aluminum structure that is reminiscent of a flying carpet and attached to a helicopter.

German pianist Stefan Aaron hovers about the Munich airport Franz-Josef-Strauss, southern Germany, on July 23, 2014. Stefan Aaron is seated in front of his piano on an aluminum structure that is reminiscent of a flying carpet and attached to a helicopter. CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian woman pauses amid destroyed buildings in the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip during an humanitarian truce on July 26, 2014. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian woman pauses amid destroyed buildings in the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip during an humanitarian truce on July 26, 2014. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

An Ukrainian girl cries as she stands on the road with her luggage after she left her home near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), some 80km east of Donetsk on August 2, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

An Ukrainian girl cries as she stands on the road with her luggage after she left her home near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), some 80km east of Donetsk on August 2, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

A girls suspected of being infected with the Ebola virus has her temperature checked at the government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on August 16, 2014. CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images

A girls suspected of being infected with the Ebola virus has her temperature checked at the government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on August 16, 2014. CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators protest against the August 9 police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by holding their hands up while gathered on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri late on August 16, 2014. Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators protest against the August 9 police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by holding their hands up while gathered on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri late on August 16, 2014. Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images

Lukas Michul, a member of the ‘dream walker’ group jumps from atop the rugged rocks overlooking the azure waters of Navagio beach, one of the Greece’s most renowned leisure spots on the popular tourist island of Zakynthos on June 23, 2014. LOUISA GOULIAMA

Lukas Michul, a member of the ‘dream walker’ group jumps from atop the rugged rocks overlooking the azure waters of Navagio beach, one of the Greece’s most renowned leisure spots on the popular tourist island of Zakynthos on June 23, 2014. LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

Leng Yuting, 26, posing underwater for her wedding pictures at a photo studio in Shanghai, ahead of her wedding next year. Her fiance Riyang said they had their wedding photographs taken underwater because ‘its romantic and beautiful’. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP

Leng Yuting, 26, posing underwater for her wedding pictures at a photo studio in Shanghai, ahead of her wedding next year. Her fiance Riyang said they had their wedding photographs taken underwater because ‘its romantic and beautiful’. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

A man infected with the Ebola virus lies unconscious in his house on September 4, 2014 at the small city of Banjor, 30 kilometers of Monrovia. DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images

A man infected with the Ebola virus lies unconscious in his house on September 4, 2014 at the small city of Banjor, 30 kilometers of Monrovia. DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images

An aerial picture taken on September 14, 2014 shows a plane flying over the Bardarbunga volcano spewing lava and smoke in southeast Iceland. ABERNARD MERIC/AFP/Getty Images

An aerial picture taken on September 14, 2014 shows a plane flying over the Bardarbunga volcano spewing lava and smoke in southeast Iceland. ABERNARD MERIC/AFP/Getty Images

A Syrian Kurdish woman crosses the border between Syria and Turkey at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on September 23, 2014. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

A Syrian Kurdish woman crosses the border between Syria and Turkey at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on September 23, 2014. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

An injured boy looks on as he is being treated at a makeshift hospital in the besieged rebel bastion of Douma, northeast of the Syrian capital Damascus, on September 24, 2014, following reported airstrikes by government forces. ABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Image

An injured boy looks on as he is being treated at a makeshift hospital in the besieged rebel bastion of Douma, northeast of the Syrian capital Damascus, on September 24, 2014, following reported airstrikes by government forces. ABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images

Protestors and student demonstrators hold up their cellphones in a display of solidarity during a protest outside the headquarters of Legislative Council in Hong Kong on September 29, 2014. XAUME OLLEROS/AFP/Getty Images

Protestors and student demonstrators hold up their cellphones in a display of solidarity during a protest outside the headquarters of Legislative Council in Hong Kong on September 29, 2014. XAUME OLLEROS/AFP/Getty Images

A local Hong Kong journalist collapses in agony after being hit in the face with pepper spray by police in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong on October 17, 2014. Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images

A local Hong Kong journalist collapses in agony after being hit in the face with pepper spray by police in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong on October 17, 2014. Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images

A medic stitches the head of a wounded Syrian boy at a makeshift clinic after a mortar reportedly fired by Syrian government forces fell in the besieged rebel town of Douma, 13 kilometres (eight miles) northeast of Damascus, on November 11, 2014. ABD DOUM

A medic stitches the head of a wounded Syrian boy at a makeshift clinic after a mortar reportedly fired by Syrian government forces fell in the besieged rebel town of Douma, 13 kilometres (eight miles) northeast of Damascus, on November 11, 2014. ABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images

A protestor throws a molotov cocktail at riot police in the centre of Kiev on January 22, 2014. Ukrainian police today stormed protesters’ barricades in Kiev as violent clashes erupted and activists said that one person had been shot dead by the security

A protestor throws a molotov cocktail at riot police in the centre of Kiev on January 22, 2014. Ukrainian police today stormed protesters’ barricades in Kiev as violent clashes erupted and activists said that one person had been shot dead by the security forces. VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images

South Sudanese children from the Dinka ethnic group pose at cattle camp in the town of Yirol, in central South Sudan on February 12, 2014. UN leader Ban Ki-moon condemned on February 12 what he said was the use of cluster bombs in the war in South Sudan,

South Sudanese children from the Dinka ethnic group pose at cattle camp in the town of Yirol, in central South Sudan on February 12, 2014. UN leader Ban Ki-moon condemned on February 12 what he said was the use of cluster bombs in the war in South Sudan, a day after the opening of peace talks between South Sudan’s government and rebels. FABIO BUCCIARELLI/AFP/Getty Images

A protester holds an Ukranian national flag from a burned building during a face-off against police on February 20, 2014 in Kiev. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

A protester holds an Ukranian national flag from a burned building during a face-off against police on February 20, 2014 in Kiev. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

An alleged sniper (C) and member of the pro-government forces is beaten by anti-government protestors in Kiev on February 22, 2014. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

An alleged sniper (C) and member of the pro-government forces is beaten by anti-government protestors in Kiev on February 22, 2014. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

People carry a coffin of a man who was killed during recent clashes, as they gather at Independence Square on February 22, 2014. Newly freed Ukrainian opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko received a rapturous welcome on Independence Square on February 22, 201

People carry a coffin of a man who was killed during recent clashes, as they gather at Independence Square on February 22, 2014. Newly freed Ukrainian opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko received a rapturous welcome on Independence Square on February 22, 2014, declaring “You are heroes, you are the best of Ukraine” to the 50,000-strong crowd before breaking down in tears. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

Australian journalist Peter Greste (3rd R) of Al-Jazeera and his colleagues stand inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood at Cairo’s Tora prison on March 5, 2014. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

Australian journalist Peter Greste (3rd R) of Al-Jazeera and his colleagues stand inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood at Cairo’s Tora prison on March 5, 2014. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

US Secretary of State John Kerry kicks around a soccer ball while talking on his cellphone during an airplane refueling stop at Sal Island, Cape Verde, enroute to Washington, DC, May 5, 2014. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

US Secretary of State John Kerry kicks around a soccer ball while talking on his cellphone during an airplane refueling stop at Sal Island, Cape Verde, enroute to Washington, DC, May 5, 2014. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Members of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service search for bodies in a field near the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabove), in Donetsk region on July 26, 2014. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

Members of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service search for bodies in a field near the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabove), in Donetsk region on July 26, 2014. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

Heavy smoke billows following an Israeli military strike in Gaza City on July 29, 2014. ashraf amra/AFP/Getty Images

Heavy smoke billows following an Israeli military strike in Gaza City on July 29, 2014. ashraf amra/AFP/Getty Images

US actor George Clooney and British lawyer Amal Alamuddin leave the palazzo Ca Farsetti on a taxi boat on September 29, 2014 in Venice, after a civil ceremony to officialise their wedding. PIERRE TEYSSOT/AFP/Getty Images

US actor George Clooney and British lawyer Amal Alamuddin leave the palazzo Ca Farsetti on a taxi boat on September 29, 2014 in Venice, after a civil ceremony to officialise their wedding. PIERRE TEYSSOT/AFP/Getty Images

Adel (R) and Mohammed (L) spend the afternoon in the only room of their home that was not totally destroyed in an apartment building that was hit by an Israeli missile during fighting between Israel and Hamas in the neighbourhood of Al-Shaas, in the north

Adel (R) and Mohammed (L) spend the afternoon in the only room of their home that was not totally destroyed in an apartment building that was hit by an Israeli missile during fighting between Israel and Hamas in the neighbourhood of Al-Shaas, in the north of the Gaza Strip, on August 16, 2014. ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

Tarek al-Rifi (C), the father of one of the three children from the Al-Rifi family killed in an Israeli military strike, reacts at Gaza city’s Al-Shifa hospital on August 21, 2014. Israeli air strikes killed at least six Palestinians, four of them childre

Tarek al-Rifi (C), the father of one of the three children from the Al-Rifi family killed in an Israeli military strike, reacts at Gaza city’s Al-Shifa hospital on August 21, 2014. Israeli air strikes killed at least six Palestinians, four of them children, in the Gaza Strip, the spokesman for the emergency services said. ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

The body of boxer Christopher Rivera, who was shot to death on Sunday, is propped up in a fake boxing ring during his wake at the community recreation center within the public housing project where he lived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.

The body of boxer Christopher Rivera, who was shot to death on Sunday, is propped up in a fake boxing ring during his wake at the community recreation center within the public housing project where he lived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.(AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

Michael Brown Sr. yells out as the casket is lowered during the funeral service for his son Michael Brown in Normandy, Mo., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/New York Times, Richard Perry)

Michael Brown Sr. yells out as the casket is lowered during the funeral service for his son Michael Brown in Normandy, Mo., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/New York Times, Richard Perry)

President Barack Obama makes a face as he reads “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak, during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House is Washington, Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama makes a face as he reads “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak, during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House is Washington, Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry stands with his prosthetic hand over his heart, wearing his Medal of Honor during the “Pledge of Allegiance” at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, during a ceremony to honor him a

Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry stands with his prosthetic hand over his heart, wearing his Medal of Honor during the “Pledge of Allegiance” at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, during a ceremony to honor him and other recipients of the Medal of Honor from Washington state. Petry lost his hand in 2008 when an enemy grenade he was throwing away from fellow soldiers detonated while in combat in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Fatima, 13, weeps as she kisses her injured father, Ahmad al-Messmar, 40, who was wounded when a deadly car bomb blew up near a gas station, in the predominately Shiite town of Hermel, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the Syrian border in northeast Leb

Fatima, 13, weeps as she kisses her injured father, Ahmad al-Messmar, 40, who was wounded when a deadly car bomb blew up near a gas station, in the predominately Shiite town of Hermel, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the Syrian border in northeast Lebanon, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Pope Francis prays in front of the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, Monday, May 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Pope Francis prays in front of the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, Monday, May 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Sub-Saharan migrants scale a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, early in the morning on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Several hundred African migrants charged the barbed-wire border fence in SpainÃs North African enclave of

Sub-Saharan migrants scale a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, early in the morning on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Several hundred African migrants charged the barbed-wire border fence in SpainÃs North African enclave of Melilla with many managing to get across while dozens of others were beaten back by Moroccan and Spanish police. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

Nine-year-old Nowa Paye is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of the Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia,Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Nine-year-old Nowa Paye is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of the Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia,Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Palestinian medics treat a wounded girl at the emergency room of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Palestinian medics treat a wounded girl at the emergency room of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)


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