2015 In Pictures


A woman waits for a friend while climbing the Cerro de Saraja, a mountain of sand, in Ica, Peru, on Aug. 7.


A Cal Fire firefighter is silhouetted by his headlamp as he monitors a backfire while battling the Rocky Fire on Aug. 3, near Clearlake, California. q


Children cry as migrants waiting on the Greek side of the border break through a cordon of Macedonian special police forces to cross into Macedonia, near the southern city of Gevgelija, Macedonia, on Aug. 21.


Dollar bills flutter around the head of FIFA President Sepp Blatter as he arrives for a news conference at FIFA headquarters in Zurich on July 20.


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after his rally at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Aug. 21 in Mobile, Alabama.


Britain’s Prince George peek into the pram of his sister, Princess Charlotte, as he and his parents, Prince William and Kate the Duchess of Cambridge, leave after Charlotte’s Christening at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, on July 5.


Palestinians fight to free a boy held by an Israeli soldier during clashes between Israeli security forces and protesters on Aug. 28 in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah.


Several wild horses escape as a helicopter is used to herd them into a trap along Highway 21 near the Sulphur Herd Management Area south of Garrison, Utah, on Feb. 26.


Clementa Pinckney, Emanuel AME Church pastor and South Carolina state senator, lies in state at the South Carolina State House in Columbia on June 24.


Malana Pinckney, daughter of Reverend Clementa Pinckney, is hugged by her mother Jennifer at the start of her father’s funeral at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 26.


Crumpled containers are scattered at the site of explosions at the port in Tianjin, China, on Aug. 16.


Four-month-old Sonit Awal is held up by rescuers after being trapped for 20 hours in the rubble of his house in Bhaktapur, Nepal on April 26.


Demonstrators climb on a destroyed Baltimore Police car during protests following the funeral of Freddie Gray on April 27.


An Orioles runner, wearing white, races towards home plate during a game against the Chicago White Sox in Baltimore on April 29.


Ballerinas look at their devices during a break in a dress rehearsal for “Giselle” on May 6 in Johannesburg, as the St. Petersburg Ballet Theater kicked off the South African leg of the global season.


A Russian-backed rebel rests as a dog eats from a can in Debaltseve, Ukraine, on Feb. 20.


A “Maya” girl sits in an altar during the traditional celebration of “Las Mayas” on the streets in Colmenar Viejo, near Madrid, Spain, on May 2.


Desert surrounds properties in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on April 3.


A migrant holds his child during a clash with Hungarian riot police at the Horgos border crossing in Serbia on Sept. 16.


Musa, a 25-year-old Kurdish marksman, stands atop a building as he looks at the destroyed Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, on Jan. 30.


Italo Ferreira of Brazil flies through the air after pulling out of a wave as his opponent Kelly Slater of the United States of America paddles past at a World Surf League competition off Tavarua island, Fiji, on June 15.


Protesters lay down on West Florissant Ave. in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer.


Fran Collings, 82, sits in the remains of her destroyed home in Tokai, Cape Town, South Africa, on March 4.


The coffin of cartoonist Bernard Verlhac, who drew under the name Tignous, is carried out of the city hall of Montreuil, France, after a funeral service on Jan. 15.


Pope Francis is welcomed to the Speaker’s Balcony at the U.S. Capitol by members of Congress on Sept. 24.


A shark fin looms behind Australian surfer Mick Fanning during the final of South Africa’s J-Bay Open on July 19.


TransAsia turboprop plane clips an elevated motorway and hits a taxi before crashing into the Keelung river outside Taiwan’s capital Taipei on Feb. 4


A woman and child examine a vehicle swept away during a flash flood on Sept. 15 in Hilldale, Utah.


German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with President Barack Obama during the G-7 summit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on June 8.


Swirls of pollen surround sailing boats in Lake Starnberg, southern Germany, on May 8.

Police officers salute as the coffin of officer Robert Wilson III arrives before a funeral procession on March 14 in Philadelphia.


Ukrainian coal miner waits for a bus after helping in the search for colleagues following an explosion in Donetsk on March 4.

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