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Yearender 2015 – The Year in Pictures

To illustrate the most important developments in 2015 epa offers you a selection of its professionally edited service. Just click on the images below to find the collection for the respective month.


People gather for a march against terrorism in Paris, France, 11 January 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people and more than 40 world leaders attended the march honouring the 17 victims killed in three days of terror, which started when gunmen invaded French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, continued with the shooting of a policewoman and ended with the siege of a Jewish supermarket. EPA/FREDRIK VON ERICHSEN Yearender 2015 January Local citizens sit in a bus as they wait to be evacuated from Debaltseve of Donetsk area, Ukraine, 03 February 2015. EPA/ANASTASIA VLASOVA - Yearender 2015 - Selection February Flowers at the air crash memorial in Le Vernet, south-eastern France, 27 March 2015. Germanwings Flight 4U 9525, carrying 144 passengers and six crew members from Barcelona, Spain to Duesseldorf, Germany, crashed 24 March in the French Alps. EPA/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO Yearender 2015 March
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A gymnast performs on the rings during a training session for the Men's European Artistic Gymnastic Championships in Montpellier, France, 14 April 2015. EPA/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO Yearender 2015 April French director Jacques Audiard poses during the Award Winners photocall after he won the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) award for 'Dheepan' at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, 24 May 2015. EPA/IAN LANGSDON Yearender 2015 May Migrants wait for a train to Serbia on the track near a train station in Demi Kapija, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 18 June 2015. Migrants from Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan have begun the favour the land route through Turkey, Greece, FYROM, Serbia and Hungary on their way to European Union countries as the EU mulls plans to stem passage across the Mediterranean. EPA/NAKE BATEV Yearender 2015 June
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FIFA president Joseph 'Sepp' Blatter reacts while banknotes thrown by British Comedian Simon Brockin hurtle through the air during a press conference following the extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, 20 July 2015. EPA/ENNIO LEANZA - Yearender 2015 - Selection July Firefighters watch as the Rocky fire burns near Clearlake, California, USA, 01 August 2015. Lower temperatures and scattered rain showers aided firefighters battling the 67,000 acre blaze after seven days. EPA/NOAH BERGER - Yearender 2015 - Selection August Washed up body of a refugee child who drowned during a failed attempt to sail to the Greek island of Kos, at the shore in the coastal town of Bodrum, Mugla city, Turkey, 02 September 2015. EPA/DOGAN NEWS AGENCY ATTENTION EDITORSgraphic content 
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A young Syrian receives first aid in a field hospital following what local activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to the al-Assad regime on a market place in the rebel-held area of Douma, outskirts of Damascus, Syria, 30 October 2015. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights at least 65 people were killed and over a hundred wounded in the attack on the busy market. EPA/MOHAMMED BADRA Yearender 2015 - Selection October A combo picture shows touristic places from all over the world lit with the colors of the French flag as a tribute after the Paris Attacks on 13 November 2015. Clockwise : San Francisco City Hall USA (epa05025915), Town hall building of Athens (epa05025757), Tower Bridge in London (epa05025398), Sydney Opera House (epa05024430), Telenor Arena in Baerum (epa05025753), Albanian President's building (epa05027024), Shanghai World Expo building (epa05025867), Jerusalem's Old City walls (epa05025831), Royal Palace in Amsterdam (epa05027349), Museum of Archeology of Macedonia and Constitutional Court (epa05025612), Ferris wheel in Budapest (epa05027180), Brandenburg Gate in Berlin (epa05026979), (CENTER) Eiffel Tower in Paris (epa05028805). EPA/VARIOUS   Yearender 2015 - Selection November A member of the '501st Legion' - Star Wars fan club in a Stormtrooper-costume looks at stormtrooper costumes at the 'Star Wars Identities' exhibition in the Museum fuer angewandte Kunst in Vienna, Austria, 17 December 2015. EPA/HANS KLAUS TECHT Yearender 2015 - Selection December
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