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    Then and now: Devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, 10 years later (22 photos)

    On the morning of Dec. 26, 2004, a magnitude-9.1 earthquake tore open a vast stretch of sea bed off Indonesia's Sumatra coast. It displaced billions of tons of water, sending waves roaring across the Indian Ocean, in some places at jetliner speeds. It killed about 230,000 people in 14 countries.…

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    Photos of the day - December 25, 2014 (16 photos)

    A boy chooses a balloon from a vendor in Belarus, the sneakers of Iman Shumpert of the New York Knicks before a game, and Santa Sam and Uncle Sam Claus show their patriotic side outside of the Sony Pictures' "The Interview" opening on Christmas Day are some of the photos of the day.…

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    Christmas around the world (31 photos)

    People gathered with friends, family and strangers to celebrate Christmas around the world. At the Vatican, Pope Francis delivered the Catholic church's traditional "Urbi et Orbi" (Latin for "to the city and to the world) Christmas message from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. Francis…

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    #7 of 10 Most Popular Galleries of 2014: Strong earthquake rocks California (55 photos)

    A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them and toppling wine bottles in vineyards around the region. Scores were injured as the temblor knocked out power to thousands,…

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  • Most popular Yahoo News Photo galleries of 2014

    The countdown of photo galleries that our Yahoo readers liked the best this year!

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  • Protesters set off explosives, throw bricks after police officer shoots, kills 18-year-old in Missouri

    Violent protests broke out at a Mobil gas station in Berkeley, Mo., where an officer fatally shot an armed man who pointed a handgun at him, police said. Four people were arrested for assaulting police officers and at least two officers were treated for injuries.

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    Photos of the day - December 24, 2014 (22 photos)

    A protester is seen wearing a stitched slogan "stop the hate" on the back of his shirt during a peaceful protest against police violence in San Francisco, an elephant dressed as Santa Claus entertain pupils and distribute presents during Christmas celebrations at a school in Thailand and people…

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    Deadly tornadoes rip through Mississippi (13 photos)

    Severe weather slamming the southern U.S. two days before Christmas killed at least four people, flipped cars, knocked out power to thousands and damaged several homes and businesses. In Mississippi, Gov. Phil Bryant declared an emergency for two southeastern counties where officials say four…

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    Violent protests break out in suburban St. Louis (16 photos)

    The mayor of the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley urged calm Wednesday after a white police officer killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him, reigniting tensions that have lingered since the death of Michael Brown in neighboring Ferguson. A crowd of about 300 people gathered at…

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    #8 of 10 Most Popular Galleries of 2014: Protesters leave Ferguson in shambles (35 photos)

    The St. Louis area braced for another day of protests on November 25, 2014 after a grand jury cleared a white police officer in the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager, sparking a night of violent and racially charged rioting. About a dozen buildings in suburban Ferguson, Missouri,…

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  • The best dog videos of 2014

    From a pup who nods “yes,” to one dog comforting another during a bad dream, to a trouble maker caught opening the refrigerator when his owners are away—2014 was a great year for doggy videos.

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    Year in pictures - 2014 (125 photos)

    Conflict, politics, jubilation, disaster and a look at the brave and the bold are among our selection of the year in pictures for 2014 from Associated Press, Reuters News Agency and Getty Images. See the most popular galleries of 2014 countdown and other year-end galleries! Find more news-related…

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  • A new way to use bronzer

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    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (20 photos)

    The streets of New York City are filled with shoppers and visitors from distant places who were here to grab a slice of the Christmas Big Apple and the holiday spirit. (Yahoo News) Photography by Gordon Donovan Find more news-related pictures on our photo galleries page and follow us on Tumblr.

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  • What's the deal with Festivus?

    “Seinfeld” fans around the world gathered to air their grievances on Tuesday in celebration of Festivus, the holiday created by Frank Costanza on the popular 1990s sitcom, which has since become a real annual tradition for thousands of people.

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  • Southwest plane clips wing after colliding with American Airlines jet at LaGuardia

    A Southwest Airlines plane’s wingtip collided with an American Airlines plane on the tarmac at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday, airline and Port Authority officials said.

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  • The weirdest political stories of 2014

    From therapy chickens to the Palin brawl to a Seth Rogen movie causing an international incident, a look back at the year that was

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