2014 was full of powerful moments both spectacular and devastating. We cheered for our countries in the Sochi Olympics and World Cup, came together as horrific weather conditions struck every part of the world, watched Ebola claim countless lives, and witnessed what felt like an endless stream of riots and protests both abroad and in our neighborhoods. We hope that this gallery of the most powerful photos of 2014 will help you remember all of the incredible, heartbreaking, life-changing and moving events that took place in the world this past year:

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Kiri Picone
Bay Area transplant Kiri Picone is a writer and marketer who loves bizarre news and the color purple.
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