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2015 World and Nation | The year in Pictures

Paris terror attack

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NOV. 16, 2015: On the third day of national mourning, the Eiffel Tower was lighted in the national colors after going dark.

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NOV. 15, 2015: Women run past French soldiers as panic spread through the streets of Paris when rumors were heard of another possible terrorist attack car bomb, which turned out to be a car left running in the street.

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NOV. 15, 2015: A Paris shop keeper stays inside her shop as soldiers guard the street where she works. Panic spread through the streets of Paris when rumors were heard of another possible terrorist attack car bomb, which turned out to be a car left running in the street.

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NOV. 14, 2015: At the Le Bataclan Theater, a crowd gathers to to pay tribute and lay flowers for those who died. France declares a national state of emergency after at least 120 people were killed in gun and bomb attacks.


Syrian refugees

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NOV. 8, 2015: On Nov. 8, 2015, a Syrian man helps his young daughter across the rocks as they land on the island of Lesbos, Greece from Turkey. Many immigrants don't know how to swim, which makes the crossing that much more frightenin.

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NOV. 6, 2015: A Syrian man who made the crossing without family sits on the beach with his prosthetic leg at his side. Calm seas and warmer weather make the crossing easier for at least a dozen boats arriving from Turkey to Lesbos, Greece on Nov. 6, 2015.

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OCT. 30, 2015: Thousands of people are camped out in between the Slovenia and Austrian border, where many have been for one to three days without food or water. They are breaking off branches of the trees to use to build fires for warmth.

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OCT. 30, 2015: Narges Heydari, age 15, of Afghanistan catches her crying brother, Matin, age one, as he is lifted over the fence at the Austrian border. Narges climbed over the fence first because the crush of people was too much. She and her parents, and three other siblings arrived from Afghanistan. Thousands of people push to get across the border into Austria from Slovenia where they were held up for days.


World events

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OCT. 30, 2015: At the Tsechokling Monastery in McLeod Ganj, India, young boys, from Tibet, Nepal, and India, come to live and study. The boys practice their prayers and chanting each morning.

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APR. 16, 2015: Shatha Al Ammar, 20, left, and Maha Amman, right, take their children to the playground in Riyadh. Shatha is studying to be an English teacher. Saudi Arabia women are entering the workforce in higher numbers, but they still face many challenges. The percentage of women graduating from universities is higher than for men.

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APR. 13, 2015: Saudi military forces fire live projectile rounds into Yemen from positions inside Saudi territory. The rocket range is approximately 30 kilometers. Media members were shown the strength of the Royal Saudi Land Forces while on a tour of the region at Operation Decisive Storm near the month-long point, on April 13, 2015. The location of this area was close to Om Al-Turath.

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JAN. 28, 2015: On the anniversary of the birth of Cuban national hero Jose Marti, ceremonies are held throughout Havana on Jan. 28, 2015. School children gather at the Plaza of the Revolution to take part in a ceremony some holding images of Fidel Castro and Jose Marti. Jose Marti fought for Cuban independence from Spain. A group of Cuban soldiers raise their torches as the night march begins. Three years of military service is mandatory in Cuba. With Fidel Castro and Raul Castro getting older, Miguel Diaz-Canel will most likely be next in line as leader. He was named first vice president in 2013. Diaz-Canel is the most concrete signal that a generational change of leadership may hover on the horizon in Cuba, matching a demographic shift that makes the island̢۪s population one of the youngest in the hemisphere.


Selma bridge

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MAR. 7, 2015: People walk and stop along the Edmund Pettus Bridge at dusk March 7, 2015 in Selma.

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MAR. 8, 2015: Marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge March 8, 2015 in Selma.


Baltimore police shooting

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APR. 28, 2015: Jayden Thorpe, age 5, came with his mother to see what was happening at the intersection of W. North Ave. and Pennsylvania Ave. where the CVS looting took place on Monday night, April 27, 2015.

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APR. 28, 2015: Rumeal Mosley, of Baltimore takes part in a show of support for Freddy st the intersection of W. North Ave. and Pennsylvania Ave. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

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JULY 18, 2015: Protesters carried symbolic caskets of people killed by police during the rally for Eric Garner in downtown Brooklyn. Garner, age 43 and the father of six children, died after New York police put him in a chokehold.

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SEPT. 24, 2105: Sisters goes through security on their way to see Pope Francis at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan

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SEPT. 24, 2105: Pope Francis arrives at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan to an enthusiastic crowd.

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MAY 27, 2015: Pedro Figueroa irrigates an cotton field in Yuma.

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OCTOBER 14, 2015: Aerial view of Hoover Dam that holds back water from the Colorado River to form Lake Mead, an important supply of water to Southern California, Nevada and Arizona.

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July 7, 2015: Young love plays out as SaVannah Good Luck, 18, play wrestles with her boyfriend Nakoa Real Bird during a fair at the Crow Agency in Montana

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2015: Canyoneers wade into Keyhole Canyon in Zion National Park, Utah

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