AP Selects Photos of the Year 2014

News agency published 150 photos of the major events of 2014.

Today, after the annual roundup of the year, the news agency the Associated Press published 150 images which reflect the main events of 2014. Photos from different countries were selected by the head of the agency, Santiago Lyon, and deputy head Denis Pakvin. Among the selected pictures are shots from the Winter Olympics, war conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, the lasts images of Robin Williams and Christopher Rivera, photos from the Spanish Flower Festival and Human Tower Competition, portraits of Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama.

{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ap_06.jpg”, “text”: “Barack Obama makes a face as he reads Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, April 21, 2014. Photo by Carolyn Kaster.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ap_01.jpg”, “text”: “Thick smoke and flames from an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition rise in Kobani, Syria. October 20, 2014. Photo by Lefteris Pitarakis.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ap_02.jpg”, “text”: “Palestinian medics treat a wounded girl at the emergency room of the Shifa hospital in Gaza Strip, July 18, 2014. Photo by Khalil Hamra.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ap_03.jpg”, “text”: “Nine-year-old Nowa Paye is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of the Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, not far from Monrovia, Liberia. September 30, 2014. Photo by Jerome Delay.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ap_04.jpg”, “text”: “Sub-Saharan migrants scale a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, early in the morning on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Photo by Santi Palacios.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ap_05.jpg”, “text”: “Vladimir Putin attends a parade marking the Victory Day in Sevastopol, Crimea, May 9, 2014. Photo by Ivan Sekretarev.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ap_07.jpg”, “text”: “Protesters march in the street as lightning flashes in the distance in Ferguson (USA) on August 20, 2014. Photo by Jeff Roberson.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ap_08.jpg”, “text”: “Members of the Castellers Joves Xiquets de Valls try to complete their human tower during the 25th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain, on October 5, 2014. Photo by Emilio Morenatti.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ap_09.jpg”, “text”: “The body of boxer Christopher Rivera, who was shot to death on Sunday, is propped up in a fake boxing ring during his wake in San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 31, 2014. Photo by Ricardo Arduengo.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ap_10.jpg”, “text”: “An employee of the Russian Space Training Center (Noginsk) hangs out space suits to dry. July 2, 2014. Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ap_11.jpg”, “text”: “Switzerland’s Fanny Smith, from left, Sweden’s Anna Holmlund, Austria’s Katrin Ofner and Canada’s Kelsey Serwa compete during their ski cross race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Photo by Matthias Schrader.” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ap_12.jpg”, “text”: “An elderly Syrian Kurdish refugee woman warms up by a fire at a camp on the Turkey-Syria border November 10, 2014. Photo by Vadim Ghirda.” }

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