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This year in images includes people in hazmat suits both in the U.S. and in West Africa, protests in Ukraine, Ferguson and Hong Kong, the Sochi Olympics, the World Cup in Brazil, wars, death and selfies. The Associated Press and Time have released their choices for photos of the year, and if you’d like to take part in that choosing, Getty Images lets you vote in their current search for the most moving images.
Here are a few from the AP:
Nine-year-old Nowa Paye is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of the Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia,Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
Pope Francis, center, flanked by Israel’s President Shimon Peres, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, pray for peace in the Vatican gardens, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Pope Francis waded head-first into Mideast peace-making, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
A local youth takes a selfie photograph in front of Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to St George’s indoor market on in Belfast Tuesday June 24, 2014. The Queen is on a 3 day visit to Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Peter Macdiarmid, File Pool)
Time’s 12 picks include the massive celebrity selfie Ellen DeGeneres orchestrated at the Oscars:
And Getty’s images, sorted by news, entertainment, sports and remembrance, including wreckage from the crash of the Air Malaysia flight and Ferguson: