The Most Powerful News Photos of 2014, Part 1

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A Doctors Without Borders (MSF) worker in protective clothing holds a child suspected of having Ebola at a treatment center in Paynesville, Liberia, on Oct. 5. John Moore / Getty Images

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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 Oct. 16. Luke MacGregor / Reuters

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A demonstrator throws a tear gas container back at police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 13. Robert Cohen / MCT / St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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In this Sept. 6, 2014 photo, Rev. Linda Hunsaker presides over the wedding of Vivian Boyack (left) and Alice Dubes (center), in Davenport, Iowa. More than seven decades after beginning their relationship, Boyack, 91, and Dubes, 90, finally got married. Thomas Geyer/ ZUMAPRESS

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Beyoncé performs onstage at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Aug. 24, in Inglewood, California. Jason LaVeris / FilmMagic

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Protesters open their umbrellas, symbols of pro-democracy movement, as they mark one month since they took to the streets in Hong Kong’s financial district on Oct. 28. Damir Sagolj / Reuters

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Men rescue a boy after activists said forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad dropped explosive barrels in Aleppo on April 6. Hosam Katan / Reuters

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A high wave hits the bank of Qiantang River in China’s Hangzhou, Zhejiang, province on Aug. 13. Xu Kangping/EPA

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Flowers were placed on Robin Williams’ Hollywood Walk of Fame star on Aug. 12 in Los Angeles, California. Valerie Macon / Getty Images

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Laura Youngblood weeps over the grave of her husband, Travis L. Youngblood, during Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on May 26. Pete Marovich/EPA

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A Balinese man throws a burned coconut husk during the “Mesabatan Api” ritual ahead of Nyepi Day on March 30, in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. Agung Parameswara / Getty Images

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Smoke rises from Tuffah neighborhood after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City on July 29. Mohammed Saber/EPA

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A leopard leaps across an under-construction structure near a furniture market in the Degumpur residential area as a bystander moves out of the way in Meerut on Feb. 23. Stringer /AFP / Getty Images

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Indian Hindu devotees gesture before attempting to form a human pyramid during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival, marking the birth of Hindu god Lord Krishna, in Mumbai, on Aug. 18. Indranil Mukher /AFP / Getty Images

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Competitors take part in the Tough Mudder London South on Oct. 25, in Winchester, England. Justin Setterfield / Getty Images

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An orphaned baby elephant basks in a mud puddle at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi National Park on Oct. 15. Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

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A man is doused with milk and sprayed with mist after being hit by an eye irritant from security forces trying to disperse demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 20. Adrees Latif / Reuters

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Smoldering debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in a Ukraine field on July 17. Pierre Crom / Getty Images

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A teddy bear is found next to the wreckage at the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines 17 in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region on Sept. 9. Marko Djurica / Reuters

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A family member of a passenger from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 shouts at journalists at the Lido hotel in Beijing on March 24. Jason Lee / Reuters

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Afghan women sit in the rafters as they watch girls compete in a taekwondo match in Herat on Nov. 13. Aref Karimi /AFP / Getty Images

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Ruby Holt, 100, of Columbia, Tennessee, visited the beach for the first time in her life this week in at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Nov. 19. Dennis Pillon / AL.COM / Landov

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U.S. President Barack Obama and former U.S. President Bill Clinton speak before Obama’s speech at the Clinton Global Initiative on Sept. 23, in New York City. John Moore / Getty Images

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Miley Cyrus performs onstage during her Bangerz Tour at Rogers Arena on Feb. 14, in Vancouver, Canada. Kevin Mazur / WireImage

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Mulan Jamilah, a 6-year-old Bengal tiger, kisses caretaker Abdullah Sholeh, 33, in the garden beside their home on Jan. 20, in Malang, Indonesia. Robertus Pudyanto / Getty Images

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A Miura’s fighting bull horns a runner at Calle Estafeta during the ninth day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 14 in Pamplona, Spain. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

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The June 27 lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano moves along he ground Oct. 28, in Pahoa, Hawaii. Molten rock from the flow is inching its way towards homes in the town of Pahoa on Hawaii’s Big Island where close to a thousand people live. Andrew Hara / Getty Images

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A view of Niagara Falls frozen over due to the extreme cold weather, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 9. The Polar Vortex brought record cold temperatures to United States and Canada. Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

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Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts as he listens to Judge Thokozile Masipa’s judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, Sept. 11. Pool New / Reuters

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Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, primarily known simply as Amma (“Mother”), the hugging saint, hugs a devotee and 2-year-old Elena in the event hall Arena, on Nov. 12, in Berlin, Germany. Adam Berry / Getty Images

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Zheng Feng, an amateur climber, takes wedding pictures with his bride on a cliff in Jinhua, Zhejiang, province, China, on Oct. 26. China Daily

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White smoke rising from Mount Ontake as Japan’s volcano Ontake erupts in Nagano prefecture, central Japan. Dozens of hikers were stranded on the slopes of an erupting Japanese volcano that reportedly killed one person and left 30 more seriously injured, Sept. 27. AFP / Getty Images

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Firefighters battling the King Fire watch as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California, on Sept. 16. Noah Berger / Reuters

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A Brazil soccer fan cries as Germany scores against her team at a semifinal World Cup match as she watches the game on a live telecast in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8. Bruno Magalhaes / AP

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Troops hold colored cards during a military parade celebrating Independence Day at the Zocalo square in downtown Mexico City, Sept. 16. Edgard Garrido / Reuters

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