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2014 Yearend Review

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From the spread of the deadly Ebola virus to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and the rise of Sunni militant group Islamic State, here are 10 pictures illustrating the big talking points of 2014.
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December 18, 2014
RNPS: YEAREND REVIEW 2014 - HEADLINE MAKERS

A school official takes a pupil's temperature using an...
Lagos, Nigeria
RNPS: YEAREND REVIEW 2014 - HEADLINE MAKERS
RNPS: YEAREND REVIEW 2014 - HEADLINE MAKERS

A school official takes a pupil's temperature using an infrared digital laser thermometer in front of the school premises, at the resumption of private schools, in Lagos in this September 22, 2014 file photo. The world's worst outbreak of Ebola on record has killed more than 6,000 people in West Africa's Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since March, and infected more than 18,000, according to the World Health Organization. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: EDUCATION HEALTH DISASTER SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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December 18, 2014
RNPS: YEAREND REVIEW 2014 - HEADLINE MAKERS

An archive picture shows a French officer standing near...
SAINT JEAN SUR TOURBE, France
RNPS: YEAREND REVIEW 2014 - HEADLINE MAKERS
RNPS: YEAREND REVIEW 2014 - HEADLINE MAKERS

An archive picture shows a French officer standing near a cemetery with recent graves of soldiers killed on the front lines of World War One (WWI), at Saint-Jean-sur-Tourbe on the Champagne front, eastern France in this December 19, 1916 file picture. 2014 marked the 100th anniversary since the beginning of World War One, the so-called "war to end all wars," which ravaged much of Europe and killed some 17 million people from countries across the globe.
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June 10, 2014
A boy sits on a bench in front of posters with caricatures of (L-R) President of the Brazilian Football...
Brasilia, Brazil
Boy sits in front of posters with caricatures of personalities linked to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil...
A boy sits on a bench in front of posters with caricatures of (L-R) President of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) Jose Maria Marin, former FIFA president Joao Havelange and current FIFA president Sepp Blatter, in Brasilia June 10, 2014. FIFA has been plagued by a wave of scandals and controversy, ranging from allegations of corruption in the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding process to a row over $25,000 (15,954 pounds) watches gifted to executive committee members at the World Cup in Brazil. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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January 10, 2012
A derelict cottage is seen at the side of the A9 near Blackford,Scotland January 10, 2012. -- Scotland...
BLACKFORD, United Kingdom
A derelict cottage is seen at the side of the A9 near Blackford,Scotland
A derelict cottage is seen at the side of the A9 near Blackford,Scotland January 10, 2012. -- Scotland held a referendum on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or declare independence to break the 307-year-old union in a finely balanced vote with potentially global consequences. In the end the people voted to stay. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS)
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December 18, 2014
RNPS: YEAREND REVIEW 2014 - HEADLINE MAKERS

A combination picture shows (clockwise from top L) file...
London, United Kingdom
RNPS: YEAREND REVIEW 2014 - HEADLINE MAKERS
RNPS: YEAREND REVIEW 2014 - HEADLINE MAKERS

A combination picture shows (clockwise from top L) file pictures of Peaches Geldof, Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman and L'Wren Scott. The deaths of the four popular celebrities in one year by suicide or drug overdose riveted the world and raised questions about substance abuse and mental illness. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Eric Thayer/Max Rossi/Danny Moloshok/Files (HEADSHOT ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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December 18, 2014
RNPS: YEAREND REVIEW 2014 - HEADLINE MAKERS

An African migrant is lit by a helicopter spotlight as...
Melilla, Spain
RNPS: YEAREND REVIEW 2014 - HEADLINE MAKERS
RNPS: YEAREND REVIEW 2014 - HEADLINE MAKERS

An African migrant is lit by a helicopter spotlight as he sits on top of a border fence between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Melilla, during an attempt to cross into Spanish territory, in this June 14, 2014 file photo. Europe witnessed growing anti-immigrant and anti-EU populist movements in 2014, but heavyweight European leaders have set out starkly contrasting approaches to immigration, struggling to agree on any reform of European Union policy. REUTERS/Jesus Blasco de Avellaneda (SPAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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December 18, 2014
RNPS: YEAREND REVIEW 2014 - HEADLINE MAKERS

European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Jean-Jacques...
Darmstadt, Germany
RNPS: YEAREND REVIEW 2014 - HEADLINE MAKERS
RNPS: YEAREND REVIEW 2014 - HEADLINE MAKERS

European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain (L) and European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) Director General Thomas Reiter react after ESA's satellite Rosetta resent a signal to ESOC in Darmstadt in this January 20, 2014 file photo. In August, European spacecraft Rosetta became the first ever to catch up with a comet, a landmark stage in a decade-long space mission that scientists hope will help unlock some of the secrets of the solar system. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski (GERMANY - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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July 25, 2014
A boy watches a plane on the runway on the morning of the final MH17 flight arriving at Kuala Lumpur...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Boy watches a plane on the runway on the morning of the final MH17 flight arriving at Kuala Lumpur International...
A boy watches a plane on the runway on the morning of the final MH17 flight arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Airport July 25, 2014. The unexplained disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 carrying 227 passengers en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March and the shooting down of Flight MH17 over Ukraine in July which killed alled 298 people on board riveted the world for months. REUTERS/Olivia Harris(MALAYSIA - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
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