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Daily Life: December 2014

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from France, China, Cuba, Pakistan, United States and other countries from around the world. -- By Lloyd YoungA man portraying Santa Claus moves between cars while greeting passengers during a Polar Express holiday train ride to the "North Pole" on the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad on Dec. Show More Summary

Veterans Day 2014

United States veterans who have served in the armed forces were honored during Veterans Day events yesterday. It coincided with other countries marking Armistice Day or Remembrance day (Poppy Day), when in the 11th hour of the 11th day...Show More Summary

Paris attack

Authorities are looking for the armed gunmen who stormed the office of the weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris and killed 12 people including the editor and two police officers. The paper had a history of publishing cartoons...Show More Summary

Globe photos of the month, December 2014

Medical students wearing white coats held a “die-in” at Harvard Medical School’s Medical Education Center in Boston on International Human Rights Day. Demonstrations were also held at medical schools in New York, St. Louis, Philadelphia,...Show More Summary

Seasonal lights

Around the world, nights look brighter this time of year. Illuminations of all kinds help celebrate holidays or festivities. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelPeople enjoy an annual yearend illumination in Shiodome district in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 24. (Shuji Kajiyama/Associated Press)

Hands in the news

Hands tell stories. They are are functional and they have the power to communicate emotion. This post is edited from today’s wire photos. The hands in these photographs represent hope, communication, power, connection and longing. -- By...Show More Summary

2014 Year in Pictures: Part III

Photos from the last four months of the 2014 depicting news events and daily life around the world. A woman reacts after her husband is suspected of dying from the Ebola virus, in the Liberian capital Monrovia, on Oct. 4. By far theShow More Summary

2014 Year in Pictures: Part II

Photographs from May-August on a range topics from around the world. -- By Lloyd YoungA protester takes shelter from smoke billowing around during protests on Aug. 13 against the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Freguson, Mo., by white police officer Darren Wilson. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via Associated Press)

2014 Year in Pictures: Part I

-- By Thea BreiteA pedestrian struggles to cross a street in blowing and falling snow as the Gateway Arch appears in the distance Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. An artic blast of cold winter air affected a good portion of the country for a week. Freezing cold made it all the way to Florida and is blamed for more than 20 deaths nationwide (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Protesters rally in downtown Boston over police killings

About 1,000 people demonstrated Saturday in downtown Boston to protest over the recent deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York City. State Police said they arrested 23 people for disorderly conduct after a skirmish near Nashua Street Jail. -- By Lloyd YoungDemonstrators held a sit-in in downtown Boston. (Kieran Kesner for The Boston Globe)

Powerful storm pounds West Coast

A strong storm hit the West Coast this week, causing overflow of rivers and flooded freeways. Northern and southern California dealt with power outages, wind damage and landslides. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA resident of Guerneville,...Show More Summary

The best photos of 2014: stories behind the Globe’s most memorable pictures of the year

Each year, editors from the Globe Magazine ( and the Boston Globe photo department choose the most memorable and incisive pictures of the last 12 months from staff photographers. The 2014 photos that follow...Show More Summary

Massive fire in downtown Los Angeles

The huge fire shut down parts of two major freeways early Monday morning. -- By Thea BreiteLos Angeles city firefighters battle a massive fire at a seven-story downtown apartment complex under construction in Los Angeles, California December 8, 2014. (Gene Blevins/Reuters)

Affordable housing crisis in Brazil

Affordable housing in Rio de Janeiro is in high demand for the city of twelve million. The city is dealing with a housing crisis daily, with about 220,000 people without a proper place to live. With the Olympics coming in 2016, real estate has become too expensive for many. Show More Summary

Globe photos of the month, November 2014

Governor-elect Charlie Baker shared a laugh with Billy Farrell during a visit to the Eire Pub in Dorchester. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Hong Kong protesters and police clash

Pro-democracy protesters tried to surround the government headquarters in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong. After failing to shut down the government, pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong announced that he and two other members of his...Show More Summary

Strike up the band

Over the decades, marching bands at Boston’s public high schools slowly died out, a victim of dwindling resources and interest. On Thanksgiving Day, the English High Marching Band band will revive that tradition. -- By Lloyd YoungEnglish...Show More Summary

Reaction to the Ferguson decision

Demonstrators celebrate as a business burns after it was set on fire during rioting following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on Nov. 24 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Life during the battle of Kobani

The Syrian town of Kobani has been under attack by Islamic State militants since September. As the Kurdish fighters defend their city, displaced residents are forced to live in camps across the border into Turkey. -- By Leanne Burden...Show More Summary

Snow buries area in upstate New York

More than 6 feet of lake-effect snow was dumped in the Buffalo, N.Y., area over the last few days with reports of more on the way. Storms closed a 100-mile plus section of the New York State Thruway, and the US National Guard has been called in to help dig out. -- By Lloyd YoungA man digs out his driveway in Depew, N.Y., on Nov. Show More Summary

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