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Yearender 2014 – The Year in Pictures

To illustrate the most important developments in 2014 epa offers you a selection of its professionally edited service. Just click on the images below to find the collection for the respective month.


US actors Bryan Cranston (R), Anna Gunn (C) and Aaron Paul (L) hold awards at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, USA, 18 January 2014. Cranston won the award for 'Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series' and for 'Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series' both for 'Breaking Bad'. EPA/PAUL BUCK A multiple exposure picture of Meryl Davis and Charlie White of USA performing during the Ice Dance Free Dance of the Figure Skating team event at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Sochi, Russia, 09 February 2014. EPA/HOW WEE YOUNG A Protester wearing a Putin mask holds an apple during a rally in protest against the Russian military actions in Crimea, in St. Petersburg, Russia, 08 March 2014. The USA and European Union threatened sanctions against Moscow over the military standoff in the strategic Crimean peninsula, and urged Russia to pull back its forces in the region and allow in international observers and human rights monitors. Crimea, which has a majority ethnic Russian population, is strategically important to Russia as the home port of its Black Sea Fleet. EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV
January February March
Egyptian relatives react outside a court during the trial of supporters of toppled president Mohamed Morsi, in Minya, Egypt, 28 April 2014. An Egyptian court sentenced to death 683 supporters of toppled president Mohammed Morsi, including Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie, a lawyer said. They were convicted for storming a police station in al-Idwa city, in southern Minya province, and killing a police officer. Only 70 of the accused are in custody, according to lawyers. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI Sophie Marceau arrives for the screening of 'Gu Lai' (Coming Home) during the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 20 May 2014. EPA/JULIEN WARNAND Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates after scoring the 2-1 goal during the FIFA World Cup 2014 group D preliminary round match between Uruguay and England at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 19 June 2014. EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL
April May June
Smoke rises from Tuffah neighbourhood after Israeli air strikes in the east of Gaza City, 29 July 2014. Violence escalated overnight, as Israel renewed intense airstrikes on Gaza in response to barrages of Palestinian rockets after an attempted unofficial truce for the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday crumbled. EPA/MOHAMMED SABERy Liberian nurses prepare to carry the body of an Ebola victim for burial in the Banjor Community on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, 06 August 2014. Following a two-day meeting in their headquarters in Geneva the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now an international health emergency. Liberia's president has declared a state of emergency in an attempt to stop the Ebola outbreak which continues to spread across West Africa according to local newspaper reports. EPA/AHMED JALLANZO A Syrian refugee family waits near the Turkish-Syrian border after fleeing Syria, near Sanliurfa, Turkey, 22 September 2014. Nearly 100,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing the Islamic State militant group have crossed into Turkey in the past three days, a UN official said. Turkish authorities and the United Nations are preparing for the possibility that hundreds of thousands of Syrian Kurds will flee to Turkey in the coming days, UN said. EPA/ULAS YUNUS TOSUN
July August September
Hong Kong police officers arrest a pro-democracy protester carrying a 'Captain America' shield, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, 24 October 2014. In an interview with foreign media on 20 October 2014, Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung suggested that 'foreign forces' were active in Hong Kong's pro-democracy and Occupy Central movements, but declined to disclose further details. EPA/ALEX HOFFORD A protester covered in a US flag stands in front of Ferguson Police Department as the snow falls, in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, 26 November 2014. Hundreds of protesters returned to the streets to protest over the controversial verdict in the police shooting case. According to St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, the Grand jury decided not to press charges against Ferguson police Officer, Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown. Darren submitted his resignation from the Ferguson, Missouri police department on 29 November. EPA/ALEXEY FURMAN A broken window of a class room of Army Public School that was attacked by the Taliban militants in Peshawar, Pakistan, 17 December 2014. Pakistan began three days of mourning on 17 December for the 132 children and nine school staff killed in the deadliest ever attack by the Taliban. Seven Taliban insurgents stormed an army-run school in the north-western city of Peshawar on 16 December and went on an eight-hour killing spree that claimed at least 141 lives. EPA/BILAWAL ARBAB
October November December


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