2014 has been a very interesting year thus far. It is coming to an end pretty soon but so many worthwhile events have taken place.

I decided to create a list of the 20 most powerful images of 2014 so far. The images are emotional, positive, negative and definitely heart wrenching. This article gives you a visual look into the happenings in the world this year.

So in no particular order, these are the 20 most powerful images of 2014.

PS. These images are opinion based. Please feel free to tag or post any of your suggestions in the comment box. Also don’t forget to vote below.

Brazil lost to Germany in the World Cup semi finals and emotions ran wild all through the country. This girl comforts her dad with tears in her eyes.

Brazil v Germany: Semi Final - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Image via Metro

A little boy with Ebola being carried to quarantine in Liberia

unnamed (4)Image via New York Times

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman took a few trips to North Korea. His visits were highly criticized worldwide.

unnamed (3)Image via IbTimes

Pope Francis washes and kisses feet of the elderly and disabled on Holy thursday


Malaysia Airlines Flight 370’s disappearance was one of the biggest stories this year. This picture shows a relative of one of the passengers crying because of the tragic news.

unnamedImage via Kim Kyung Hoon – Reuters

This is a still of the Kidnapped girls from Chibok. The video was put out by Boko Haram. The girls have still not been found till today.


These Iraqi children fled Mosul to avoid the fights that were about to ensue. They are preparing to sleep on the floor.

_76135592_023011337-1Image via BBC

The German national team celebrating after winning the World Cup in Brazil

world-cup-2014-germany-celebrates-1-0-win-argentinaImage via FIFA

This picture shows protestants standing up to the government in Hong Kong

862-06Image via As I See It

This picture shows ISIS Militants killing Iraq Soldiers

IRAQ-SYRIA-UNRESTImage via Breaking Israel

Guy Scott being Sworn in as the first White President of an African country since the Apartheid

ta03615aImage via AFP

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Pistorius holds the hands of family members after being sentenced at the North Gauteng High Court in PretoriaImage via REUTERS/Herman Verwey/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA 

This woman in Brazil is being pepper sprayed directly on the face by a police man

aptopix_brazil_rio_violence_xfd102_42525381Image via FELIPE DANA/AP

Pro-Russia protesters throw eggs at  supporters of Ukrainian Presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko

140422-ukraine-donetsk-eggs-russia-250p_84b33d7a95c9a795f5542fd8371ebe57.nbcnews-ux-1360-900Image via Marko Djurica/Reuters

Egyptian Army blows up houses on the Egyptian side of the southern Gaza Strip as Palestinians watch

_78642221_d744cd5c-6e3c-4695-a61d-dbba4e78b230Image via Eyad Baba/Associated Press

Assyrians in Chicago rally for persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria


Burkina Faso protesters set fire to the parliament

burkina-faso-celeb_3090620kImage via Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

This picture shows the remains of a Virgin Atlantic Spaceship that recently crashed. The crash claimed 2 lives.

virgin-galactic-5_3093138kImage via  AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu

This picture shows Islamic State Militants (ISIS) being hit by an airstrike

Kobane-kurd-syria-_3083924kImage via EPA/SEDAT SUNA

Syrian Children drink water from a pump in Douma

_78606613_024508892-1Image via BBC

The year is coming to an end so I do hope you all stay safe and positive. Make sure you vote below on how cool you think this post is.

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