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Most Powerful Photos of 2015 That Shocked The World


Year 2015 is almost over now. Many unpleasant events and accidents occurred on this year, 2015.

  • A crazed German pilot flew his plane into the French Alps
  • A Russian plane was destroyed over Sinai.
  • 130 people in Paris in restaurants, a stadium and a concert hall were killed with automatic weapons. 
  • New tensions in the skies over the Baltics and a Russian plane shot down by a NATO country for the first time in decades.
  • The war in Ukraine
  • The conflict spurred the migrants lapping against the shores of bourgeois Europe
  • The United States recognized Cuba 
  • The abuse of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar.
  • Myanmar’s military government seemed at last to recognize the political victory of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
  • The resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
  • The outrages of Boko Haram and the Shabab in Africa.

Mother Earth also seemed slightly unbalanced

  • The ice caps melting, sheep stuck in the smog of Beijing, huge snowstorms and floods.
  • A major earthquake in Nepal, one of the world’s poorest but beautiful country. 

 Powerful Photos of 2015

2015-YIP-JULY-slide-SLJ6-jumboTomas Munita for The New York Times

Tukka Najjar, 5, at her destroyed home. Over 250 members of her extended family moved to trailers after losing homes in the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict.

2015-YIP-AUGUST-slide-23XN-jumbo-v2Mauricio Lima for The New York Times

A mother rested with her daughter and other relatives in a field during their almost two-month journey to escape violence in Syria.

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A protester throws a gas canister back at police during clashes in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 28. Baltimore erupted in violence as hundreds of rioters looted stores and burned buildings following the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after suffering a spinal injury in police custody. The riots broke out blocks from where the funeral of Gray took place and spread through much of west Baltimore.

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A paramilitary police officer investigates the scene before carrying the lifeless body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi from the seashore, near a beach resort in Bodrum, Turkey, early on Sept. 2. A number of migrants are known to have died and some are still reported missing, after boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized.

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Damaged houses are seen from an Indian Helicopter in Khanigaun, Nepal. A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on April 25, and was followed by multiple aftershocks that triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest that buried mountain climbers in their base camps. Many houses, buildings, and temples in the capital were destroyed during the earthquake, leaving over 9,000 people dead and many more trapped under the debris.

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Residents retrieved belongings from homes four days after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the country and left over 9,000 dead.

2015-YIP-May-slide-SQLW-jumboDaniel Berehulak for The New York Times

Nepali villagers were evacuated during rescue missions after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated the country.

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Rohingya migrants on a fishing boat, part of an exodus in which thousands of people took to the sea to flee ethnic persecution in Myanmar.

2015-YIP-June-slide-VDY1-jumboTomas Munita for The New York Times

A 12-year-old Rohingya girl held her undernourished brother in a squalid camp. Persecution forced thousands of Rohingya to flee the country.

enhanced-buzz-wide-24887-1450125975-11Defne Karadeniz / Getty Images

A man holds the hand of his deceased friend at the blast scene after an explosion during a peace march occurred in Ankara, Turkey, on Oct. 10. At least 30 people were killed and 130 people wounded in twin explosions outside the main train station in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

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Vladimir Bovrichev cries next to the body of his son Artiam, 4, who was killed in a Ukrainian army artillery strike on the outskirts of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on Jan. 20.

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On July 29, protesters call attention to the poaching of Cecil the lion, in the parking lot of Dr. Walter Palmer’s River Bluff Dental Clinic in Bloomington, Minnesota. According to reports, the 13-year-old lion was lured out of a national park in Zimbabwe and killed by Palmer, who had paid at least $50,000 for the hunt.

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Christian Jacobs, age 4, of Hertford, North Carolina, lies on the grave of his father, Christopher James Jacob, during Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

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President Barack Obama extends his hand to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 28.

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In this Nov. 3 photo, a Palestinian woman paints a mural depicting a masked Palestinian holding a knife, in support of Palestinians committing stabbing attacks against Israelis.

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A family member of Aharon Bennett mourns next to his covered body before his funeral in Jerusalem on Oct. 4. Bennett was killed after a Palestinian man stabbed two Israelis in Jerusalem’s Old City before police shot the assailant dead.

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Palestinians fight to free a Palestinian boy held by an Israeli soldier during clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters on Aug. 28. The clash followed a march against Palestinian land confiscation to expand the nearby Jewish Hallamish settlement in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah.

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In this photo from Sept. 8, a Palestinian boy sleeps on a mattress inside the remains of his family’s house, that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war in 2014.

enhanced-buzz-wide-22816-1450124678-7Abd Doumany / AFP / Getty Images

A wounded Syrian girl wanders about a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held area of Douma, following shelling and air raids by Syrian government forces on Aug. 22.

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In this Nov. 14 photo, a woman cries near Le Petit Cambodge restaurant, the day after the deadly attacks in Paris that took the lives of at least 130 people and injured at least 350.

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On Dec. 9, a father and son pay their respects at a makeshift memorial site, honoring the shooting victims in San Bernardino, California.

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On Dec 25, 2015 Indian prime minister Narendra Modi makes a surprise stop in Lahore to Meet Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifon his way back from an official visit to Afghanistan. First by an Indian prime minister in almost 12 years.

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