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This was a tumultuous year. From revolution and war in Ukraine, Syria, and Israel to social unrest across the US and the Ebola outbreak in Africa, 2014 was anything but quiet. 
And, as the old adage goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words."
We compiled the most unforgettable images from the past 12 months, captured by photographers from around the world.