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The year 2014 was marked by a number of protests, unexpected disasters and mishaps occuring all over the world. Here are some powerful images describing the eventful year of 2014.
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Protesters posing with a police shield outside the parliament in Ouagadougou on October 30, 2014.
Lightning strikes the right hand of the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 16, 2014.
Children play around a man dressed as Batman at the Favela do Metro slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A Palestinian woman pauses amid destroyed buildings in Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip during an humanitarian armistice on July 26, 2014.
Protestors lit the light of their phones, chanting "CY Leung, step down!"
This picture was taken on July 25, 2014. People are cooling off in a water park in southwest China's Sichuan province. Meteorological departments issued an orange alert for high temperature as a heat wave embraced the province.
Stefan Aaron seated in front of his piano on an aluminum flying carpet and is attached to a helicopter.
People playing football at Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 9, 2014.
Policemen rest following pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on September 29, 2014
An aerial picture showing a plane flying over the Bardarbunga volcano expelling lava and smoke in southeast Iceland taken on September 14, 2014.
A woman reacts after her husband is suspected of dying from the Ebola virus in Liberia.
The car of Caterham-Renault swings off the track during an accident at the start of the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 16, 2014
World Champion Christian Sprenger of Australia swims during a swimming session for children with special needs on the rooftop pool of the Marina Bay Sands resort hotel,Singapore.
David LuizÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s celebrating after his spectacular free-kick against Colombia leading to BrazilÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s quarter-final victory in Fortaleza.