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AP Photos of the Year 2014

AP Year End 2014

Associated Press Best Photos of 2014

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FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Thick smoke and flames from an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition rise in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

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YE Argentina Tennis
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Fabio Fognini of Italy bites his racket during the final match of the Buenos Aires' Copa Claro tennis Open against David Ferrer of Spain in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)

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YE Netherlands Motorcycling Moto3
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Luca Grunwald of Germany, crashes and falls on his Kalex KTM, right, colliding with Alessandro Tonucci of Italy on his Mahindra, left, and Juanfran Guevara on his Kalex KTM, centre, during the Moto3 Race of the Dutch Grand Prix, in Assen, northern Netherlands, Saturday June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Jannink, File)

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Michael Phelps

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YE Phelps Comeback Swimming
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Michael Phelps warms up prior to a 50-meter freestyle preliminary heat at the Arena Grand Prix swim event, Friday, April 25, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz. It is Phelps' second competitive event after a nearly two-year retirement. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

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YE Angels Indians Baseball
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - A fan falls out of the stands as Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Freese (6) tries for a pop foul by Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana in the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Cleveland. The Angels won 9-3. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

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YE Mideast Israel Palestinians
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Israeli soldiers, family and friends morn over the grave of Sergeant Sagi Erez, an infantry soldier training to be a squad commander, during his funeral at the military cemetery in Haifa, northern Israel, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Erez, 19, was killed in combat after Gaza militants used a tunnel to sneak into Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

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YE Mideast Israel Palestinians
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Palestinians take cover as an Israeli strike on a building causes a ball of fire and smoke to rise in the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali, File)

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YE Mideast Israel Palestinians
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Israeli soldiers mourn over the grave of Sergeant Sagi Erez, an infantry soldier training to be a squad commander, during his funeral at the military cemetery in Haifa, northern Israel, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Erez, 19, was killed in combat after Gaza militants used a tunnel to sneak into Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel must be ready for a "prolonged" military operation in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

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YE Mideast Pope
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Pope Francis prays in front of the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, May 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

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YE Mideast Israel Palestinians
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - An Israeli woman takes cover as siren alarming sounds warning of rocket attacks by Palestinians militants from Gaza Strip in Ashkelon, southern Israel, Monday, July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

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YE Border Catholic Leaders
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson, offers communion to people on the Mexican side of the international border, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Nogales, Ariz. Kicanas and Boston Archdiocese Cardinal Sean O'Malley, along with several Bishops who serve along the U.S./Mexico border, were visiting the border town to bring awareness to immigration reform and to remember those who have died trying to cross the border in years past. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

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YE Police Shooting Missouri Funeral
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Michael Brown Sr. yells out as the casket is lowered during the funeral service for his son Michael Brown in Normandy, Mo., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Hundreds of people gathered to say goodbye to Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot and killed Aug. 9 in a confrontation with a police officer that fueled almost two weeks of street protests. (AP Photo/New York Times, Richard Perry, File Pool)

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YE Mideast Israel Palestinians
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa, File)

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YE Vatican Mideast
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Pope Francis, center, flanked by Israel's President Shimon Peres, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, pray for peace in the Vatican gardens, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Pope Francis waded head-first into Mideast peace-making, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

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YE South Korea Ship Sinking
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - A Buddhist monk and relatives of passengers aboard a sunken ferry spray alcohols during a Buddhist ceremony to pray for speedy rescue and their safety at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014. The ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

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YE Mideast Israel Palestinians
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Palestinians carry their belongings through the heavily bombed Gaza City neighborhood of Shijaiyah, close to the Israeli border, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa, File)

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YE South Korea Ship Sinking
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Relatives of passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol sit near the sea at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Over 300 people were killed in the accident, many of them students. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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Barack Obama

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YE Vatican Pope Obama
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Pope Francis and President Barack Obama smile as they meet at the Vatican Thursday, March 27, 2014. A visibly energized President Barack Obama held a nearly hourlong audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican, expressing his great admiration for the pontiff and inviting him to visit the White House. (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys, File Pool)

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YE India Leopard Scare
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 photo, an Indian man moves out of the way of a leopard in the northern Indian city of Meerut, India. Forestry officials and police armed with tranquilizer darts searched for a leopard that injured six people in the northern Indian city, creating panic and driving people indoors, police said Tuesday. (AP Photo/File)

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YE Spain Holi Festival
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Visitors of the Holi Festival of Colours throw special colored powders in the air in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, April 6, 2014. The festival is fashioned after the Hindu spring festival Holi, which is mainly celebrated in the north and east of India. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

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Michelle Obama

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YE China Michelle Obama
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama practices tai chi with students at Chengdu No.7 High School in Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan province Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

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YE Mideast Iraq Islamic State
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - In this photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. (AP Photo/File)

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YE Malaysia Missing Plane
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - An office building is illuminated with LED lights displaying "Pray for MH370" next to Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin, File)

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YE Peru Fujimori Trial
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Jailed former President Alberto Fujimori, center, photographed through a security window, arrives in a courtroom at a police base on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Friday, May 9, 2014. Fujimori, who is already serving 25 years following previous convictions, is now being tried for allegedly diverting government funds to finance newspapers that backed his successful run for a third term. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

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