35 Most Striking Photographs Taken In 2014

With a new year just around the corner, probably it’s the best time to look back at the year's most dramatic and astonishing moments that you may have missed in 2014. So for your inspiration today we have complied breathtaking series of photographs featuring some of the most amazing, wonderful, bizarre and striking events around the world.

Our today’s round up also includes thought-provoking news stories that have inspired us and shocked us in 2014. Let us check out 35 most incredible and striking photographs taken in 2014, don’t forget to vote for your favorite one in the comments below.

1.) Jen Bricker poses on Santa Monica beach on September 25 in Los Angeles, California. Jen, 27, was adopted at birth after being born with no legs due to a genetic birth defect.

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2.) A front view of Shockwave getting ready to launch down a track in Ontario, Canada. 

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3.) Eight-year-old Kaleem shows his abnormally large hands in his hometown in East India

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4.) Giant ash clouds erupt from Mount Sinabung volcano as villagers watch on November 3 in Karo district in Indonesia.

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5.) Participants build castells of human towers during the 25th Castells Competition on October 5 in Tarragona, Spain


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6.) A high wave hits the bank of Qiantang River in China’s Hangzhou, Zhejiang, province on Aug. 13. 

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7.) The rotating updraft base of a supercell thunderstorm, and a rear flank downdraft containing rain and hail, backlit by the setting sun on May 10 in Climax, Kansas.

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8.) A photographer takes a selfie using a special panoramic camera from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest man-made structure on October 8 in Dubai.

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9.) Avtar Singh is seen wearing a huge traditional Punjabi turban called 'pagdi' in the Indian town of Patiala on July 19 in Punjab. The impressive headgear weighs a hefty 100lbs and measures in at a staggering 645m when unwrapped.

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10.) A Doctors Without Borders (MSF) worker in protective clothing holds a child suspected of having Ebola at a treatment center in Paynesville, Liberia, on Oct. 5

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11.) A curious polar bear puts its paws up on the boat in July in Svalbard, Norway. 

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12.) A model dives under the blue water as an aircraft flies above in September in Maho Beach, Sint Maarten.

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13.) A model dives under the blue water as an aircraft flies above in September in Maho Beach, Sint Maarten.

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14.) Bono as Jon Snow, Blue as Ned Stark and Roxy as Bran Stark in February in Los Angeles, California.

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15.) Marilyn Mansfield, 36 poses for a photograph with her husband Zoth Ommog 40, and their children Skylar 15, and Damian, 10 in their living room holding the life like baby dolls on August 17 in Statem Island, New York City.

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16.) Firefighters battling the King Fire watch as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California, on Sept. 16.

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17.) A picturesque view of daybreak is captured on camera in the woods near Brompton Ralph village on December 3 
in Somerset, England.

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18.) The June 27 lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano moves along he ground Oct. 28, in Pahoa, Hawaii. 

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19.) Zheng Feng, an amateur climber, takes wedding pictures with his bride on a cliff in Jinhua, Zhejiang, province, China. 

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20.) Doug Seus looks into the open jaws of Bart 2 in Heber City, Utah. For the last four decades, Doug and wife Lynne have shared their ranch in the with their four bears.

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21.) Beyoncé performs onstage at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Aug. 24, in Inglewood, California.

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22.) Miley Cyrus performs onstage during her Bangerz Tour at Rogers Arena on Feb. 14, in Vancouver, Canada. 

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23.) A caver stands outside one of the entrance of the Hang Son Doong cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. 

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24.) A pelican is nearly swallowed by a humpback whale. The bird had been feasting on anchovies among a group of eight humpback whales in Monterey Bay, California.

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25.) Owner Andrew poses with Pickles the cat at their home in Boston, Massachusetts. The pet cat weighs almost 21 pounds 
and 40 inches long. 

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26.) Amazon Amanda and Sergio are seen having a session on May 26 in New York City. Amazon Amanda is a 6ft 3 ins, 20 stone model who is paid to dwarf men.

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27.) Kyle Jones, 31, poses for a picture with Marjorie McCool, 91, at a local park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

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28.) Britain's biggest dog - an 18-month-old Great Dane named Freddy - is seen relaxing on the sofa with his owner Claire Stoneman at their home in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England.

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29.) Charity Pierce at her home on March 28 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The 56 stone mum has found love with a toyboy 
almost half her age.

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30.) Arlindo de Souza, 43, shows off his muscles outside his home in Olinda, Brazil.

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31.) An orphaned baby elephant basks in a mud puddle at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi National Park on Oct. 15.

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32.) Dutch artist Bart Jansen turns his dead cat into remote controlled helicopter, London, Britain - June 2014 

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33.) A demonstrator throws a tear gas container back at police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 13. 

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34.) Zac Mihajlovic, 29, dressed as Batman poses for a photograph with his Batmobile vehicle on July 4 in Camden, Australia. He turned down six-figure offers for his home-made Batmobile.

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35.) A baboon 'photobombs' a beautiful landscape photo in Cape Point, South Africa.

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