We have selected the best photos from 2014 events. Some of them heartbreaking, some of them happy moments. We have to remember those years as it was.
1. People running away from waves caused by a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province Aug. 13.
2. The Holi Festival of Colours In Barcelona, Spain where special colored powders are thrown in the air, April 6, 2014.
3. Umbrellas are opened as tens of thousands come to the main protest site one month after the Hong Kong police used tear gas to disperse protesters on October 28.
4. Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys climb down a wall near the scene of a suspected attack in Jerusalem on August 4, 2014.
5. The world’s shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, greets the tallest living man, Sultan Kosen, to mark Guinness World Records Day in London, November 13.
7. Students play in their school yard as Mount Sinabung erupts in Sukandebi, North Sumatra, Indonesia January 16, 2014.
9. Separated Family Reunion Meeting at Diamond Mountain in North Korea, February 25, 2014 . The farewell after the first reunion of North and South Koreans in more than three years.
10. Protesters are taken away by police officers after hundreds of them staged peaceful sit-ins overnight on a street in the financial district in Hong Kong on July 2.
11. Pro-democracy demonstrators clash with police officers in riot gear during a rally near the Hong Kong government headquarters on Sept. 28.
12. Nairobi, Kenya, on May 20. Hundreds of university students faced with a riot police as they protested against proposed increase in school fee in downtown Nairobi.
13. Mount Sinabung spews hot lava and volcanic ash as it is seen from Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, October 9. The 2,460-metre volcano had been dormant for 400 years before it erupted in August 2010.
14. Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson, offers communion to people on the Mexican side of the international border, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Nogales, Ariz to bring awareness to immigration reform and to remember those who have died trying to cross the border in years past.
17. Men rescue a boy after activists said forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad dropped explosive barrels in Aleppo on April 6.
18. Members of the Castellers Joves Xiquets de Valls try to complete their human tower during the 25th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain on October 5.
19. Local women watch armed men, believed to be Russian soldiers, assemble near a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoe on March 5, 2014.
20. At least 100 villages across the Kashmir valley flooded by overflowing lakes and rivers in Srinagar, India, September 4.
21. January 31, 2014, Residents of the besieged Palestinian camp of Yarmouk, queuing to receive food supplies, in Damascus, Syria.
22. The Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine during clashes between anti-government protesters, Interior Ministry members, and riot police on February 19.
24. Firefighters battling the King Fire watch as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California,September 16.
25. Ferguson, Missouri, on November 25 during demonstrations a day after violent protests and looting following the grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of a 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown.
26. 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 October 16.
27. 9 July FIFA World Cup, Brazilian Fan cries after Germany defeats Brazil in the semi-finals, score 7:1. Named “the saddest man in Brazil”, Clovis Acosta Fernandez gave the World Cup replica to a German fan.
28. A flag, put up by volunteers helping search the area, stands in the ruins of a home left at the end of a deadly mudslide from the now-barren hillside seen about a mile behind, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Oso, Wash.
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