Reuters Pictures of the Year 2014, Part 5

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Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces take up positions during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the city of Ramadi, in this June 19, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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Editor of the state-run Sunday Mail newspaper Edmund Kudzayi gets out of a police vehicle as he arrives at the Harare Magistrates court, where he was charged with attempted terrorism, insurgency and banditry, in this June 21, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters)

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England’s Wayne Rooney (L) fights for the ball with Costa Rica’s Junior Diaz during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, in this June 24, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

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Uruguay’s Luis Suarez reacts after clashing with Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal, in this June 24, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Tony Gentile/Reuters)

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Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War I, in Ypres, in this June 26, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Pascal Rossignol/Reuters)

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Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province, in this June 30, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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A Jewish woman prays during the joint funeral of the three Israeli teens who were abducted and killed in the occupied West Bank, in the Israeli city of Modi’in, in this July 1, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters)

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Syrian migrant Assaf, 44, who was head of security for a government minister, covers his face to hide his identity as he poses for a photograph at an asylum camp outside Stockholm, in this June 8, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

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A Bible placed by gunmen is seen on the back of the slain body of a man after an attack in Hindi village, near Kenya’s coastal town of Lamu, in this July 6, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Abdalla Barghash/Reuters)

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A jet aircraft takes off as lightning strikes across the sky during a monsoon storm at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, in this July 7, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Reuters)

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Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah take down a large portrait of Afghan President Hamid Karzai before a gathering in Kabul, in this July 8, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Omar Sobhani/Reuters)

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Interior designer Zahra Afridi (R) kicks a punching bag during a kickboxing training session at her home in Islamabad, in this February 10, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)

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Actors Sean Penn (L) and Charlize Theron sit together prior to the French fashion house Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 fashion show by Belgian designer Raf Simons in Paris, in this July 7, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Philippe Wojazer/Reuters)

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A youth dives into a crater filled with water in Aleppo’s al-Shaar district, in this July 10, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Hosam Katan/Reuters)

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Brazil’s David Luiz cries after his team lost to Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-final at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, in this July 8, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Reuters)

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Spain’s Andres Iniesta walks on the pitch during the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, in this June 18, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)

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Germany’s players lift the World Cup trophy as they celebrate their 2014 World Cup final win against Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, in this July 13, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Darren Staples/Reuters)

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A new volunteer of the Ukrainian “Azov” self-defence battalion embraces his girlfriend after a ceremony where he took an oath of allegiance to the country, in Kiev, in this July 16, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

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Israelis take cover on the side of a road as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets outside the northern Gaza Strip, in this July 15, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters)

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An Afghan resident points his weapon at the dead body of an unidentified militant, as a way of showing his hatred for insurgents, at a building where three other militants were located, after an attack in Kabul, in this July 17, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Omar Sobhani/Reuters)

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A rose lies on a plastic sheet covering a victim of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 plane which was downed on Thursday near the village of Rozsypne, in the Donetsk region, in this July 18, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters)

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A man works at putting out a fire at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash in the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, in this July 17, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters)

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A flamingo and flamingo chicks are seen in a corral before being tagged at dawn at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, near Malaga, southern Spain, in this July 19, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)

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Williams Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil crashes with his car in the first corner after the start of the German F1 Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit, in this July 20, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

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People sunbathe as the Costa Concordia cruise liner is seen during its refloating operation at Giglio harbour, in this July 21, 2014 file photo. (Photo by Giampiero Sposito/Reuters)

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