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    Photos of the day - December 27, 2014 (22 photos)

    Runners clear a fence in The Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow racecourse in Wales, a man walks past a cardboard cutout of Father Christmas and Snow Maiden at a Christmas market in St. Petersburg and the sun rises over the Glendale section of Queens where a NYPD officer walks toward Christ…

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    Funeral services for NYPD officer Rafael Ramos (26 photos)

    Hundreds of officers outside the church where a funeral was held for a policeman killed along with his partner in an ambush shooting turned their backs on the mayor as he spoke during Saturday's service. The reaction from officers watching Officer Rafael Ramos' funeral on giant TV screens followed…

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    Time-lapsed landscapes (12 photos)

    These stunning photos act as postcards for one photographer, who has traveled all over the globe, braving freezing temperatures to create the ultimate time lapse video. Photographer Dustin Farrell, 36, spent four years perfecting his technique and traveling all over the world in his quest to…

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    #5 of 10 Most Popular Galleries of 2014: Ebola outbreak in West Africa (7 photos)

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, that it expected to have to confront an outbreak of the deadly virus Ebola in West Africa for the next two to four months. But the United Nations agency said it was not recommending any travel restrictions to Guinea, which has a…

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    Wake for New York Police Department officer Rafael Ramos (22 photos)

    The casket of Rafael Ramos arrives at Christ Tabernacle Church carried by a New York Police Department honor guard in the Queens borough of New York December 26, 2014. Hundreds of mourners were due to gather at a New York City church on Friday to pay their respects for Ramos, one of two NYPD…

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    Photos of the day - December 26, 2014 (25 photos)

    Photos of the day - December 26, 2014 A little girl pulls a sled through a snow-covered forest in a park in Berlin; U.S. soldiers fire a mortar during exercises in Afghanistan; police carry the casket of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos into church prior to his wake; a Palestinian…

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    #6 of 10 Most Popular Galleries of 2014: The D-Day landings, 70 years later: Then and now (34 photos)

    On June 6, 1944, allied soldiers descended on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day - an operation that turned the tide of the Second World War against the Nazis, marking the beginning of the end of the conflict. Today, as many around the world prepare to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the…

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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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    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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  • One perfect tree, coming up!

    Old Navy’s Tumblr is ringing in the holiday season in a big way. Check it out now!

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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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    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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