Conflict, politics, jubilation, disaster and a look at the brave and the bold are among our selection of the year in pictures for 2015 from Associated Press, Reuters News Agency and Getty Images.
2015 saw tragic acts of terrorism in the U.S. and abroad amid an unprecendeted number of candidates vying for the U.S. presidency and the largest refugee movement in Europe since Worl War II. It also was a year of champions such as Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah, U.S. Women's Soccerr team, Kansas City Royals and the New England Patriots.
Here's a look back.
2015 in photos: Animals
2015 in photos: Politics
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