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2015 in photos: News

JANUARY 4, 2015 - SHIP RUNS AGROUND IN SOUTHAMPTON --- People look out towards the cargo ship Hoegh Osaka as it lies on its side after running aground on Saturday evening in the Solent estuary, near Southampton in southern England, January 4, 2015. (REUTERS/Peter Nicholls)

2015 Year in Pictures: News

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.

Also see:
2015 in photos: Animals
2015 in photos: Politics

See the countdown of our top ten news slideshows for the year!

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