2014: The world in pictures

Updated On Dec 22, 2014 10:03 PM IST 14 Photos
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People look on as a woman reacts after her husband is suspected of dying from the Ebola virus, in the Liberian capital Monrovia. (AFP Photo)

People look on as a woman reacts after her husband is suspected of dying from the Ebola virus, in the Liberian capital Monrovia. (AFP Photo)

Updated on Dec 22, 2014 10:03 PM IST
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Protestors and student demonstrators hold up their cellphones in a display of solidarity during a protest outside the headquarters of Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (AFP Photo)

Protestors and student demonstrators hold up their cellphones in a display of solidarity during a protest outside the headquarters of Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (AFP Photo)

Updated on Dec 22, 2014 10:03 PM IST
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Women mourn their relative Mohammed Ali Khan, 15, a student who was killed during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School, at his house in Peshawar. (Reuters Photo)

Women mourn their relative Mohammed Ali Khan, 15, a student who was killed during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School, at his house in Peshawar. (Reuters Photo)

Updated on Dec 22, 2014 10:03 PM IST
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Protesters march in the street as lightning flashes in the distance in Ferguson. (AP Photo)

Protesters march in the street as lightning flashes in the distance in Ferguson. (AP Photo)

Updated on Dec 22, 2014 10:03 PM IST
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border. (Reuters Photo)

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border. (Reuters Photo)

Updated on Dec 22, 2014 10:03 PM IST
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An Afghan woman with a portrait of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on her scarf listens to his speech during a campaign rally at a stadium in the northwestern city of Herat. (AFP Photo)

An Afghan woman with a portrait of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on her scarf listens to his speech during a campaign rally at a stadium in the northwestern city of Herat. (AFP Photo)

Updated on Dec 22, 2014 10:03 PM IST
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Anti-government protesters chant slogans next to a line of barbed wire during a rally outside the Center for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo)

Anti-government protesters chant slogans next to a line of barbed wire during a rally outside the Center for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo)

Updated on Dec 22, 2014 10:03 PM IST
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This image released by Ellen DeGeneres shows actors front row from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong'o Jr., and, second row, from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong'o and Angelina Jolie as they pose for a "selfie" portrait on a cell phone during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre. (AP Photo/Ellen DeGeneres, File)

This image released by Ellen DeGeneres shows actors front row from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong'o Jr., and, second row, from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong'o and Angelina Jolie as they pose for a "selfie" portrait on a cell phone during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre. (AP Photo/Ellen DeGeneres, File)

Updated on Dec 22, 2014 10:03 PM IST
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Belarus' Anton Kushnir competes during the men's freestyle skiing aerials qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor. (Reuters Photo)

Belarus' Anton Kushnir competes during the men's freestyle skiing aerials qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor. (Reuters Photo)

Updated on Dec 22, 2014 10:03 PM IST
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Palestinian policemen stand near burning tyres set ablaze by demonstrators outside Jalazoun refugee camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Reuters Photo)

Palestinian policemen stand near burning tyres set ablaze by demonstrators outside Jalazoun refugee camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Reuters Photo)

Updated on Dec 22, 2014 10:03 PM IST
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Germany lifts 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. (Reuters Photo)

Germany lifts 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. (Reuters Photo)

Updated on Dec 22, 2014 10:03 PM IST
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Men rescue a boy from under the rubble after what activists said were explosive barrels were dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad in the Al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo. (Reuters Photo)

Men rescue a boy from under the rubble after what activists said were explosive barrels were dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad in the Al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo. (Reuters Photo)

Updated on Dec 22, 2014 10:03 PM IST
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Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock ahead of the second day of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. (Reuters Photo)

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock ahead of the second day of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. (Reuters Photo)

Updated on Dec 22, 2014 10:03 PM IST
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The shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3 Orion maritime search aircraft is seen on low-level clouds as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. (Reuters Photo)

The shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3 Orion maritime search aircraft is seen on low-level clouds as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. (Reuters Photo)

Updated on Dec 22, 2014 10:03 PM IST
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