This was a year filled with tragedies, as well as some heartwarming moments. TIME Magazine has picked the top 10 photos of 2014. Here they are:
1. The selfie to end all selfies
Ellen Degeneres wanted to take a selfie with Meryl Streep at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. Bradley Cooper insisted he could do it better and a number of other celebrity legends also joined in. The result was this amazing Oscars selfie that Degeneres posted to her Twitter account.
Warning: Some of the following images may be disturbing.
2. Riots after Ferguson shooting
After Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown, protests ensued. A number of people were detained after the riots, including the man in the picture. Captured by photographer Whitney Curtis.