5 Best Photos of the Year

Claire Payne, Reporter

“A picture is a poem without words.” Photographs capture beauty, life, and moments; they can explain what no words can ever say. Here are the top five pictures that explain 2014 in a nutshell:Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 10.11.07 AM

During the Oscars in March, Ellen DeGeneres, the host, got a few of the most influential celebrities together to take the most important selfies ever. This picture is the quintessence of our society today.

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This particular photo captures the essence of exhilaration and anticipation after winning the renowned FIFA World Cup. After Brazil beat Germany on their turf, but now Germany beat Brazil on their turf.

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The Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, is one of the most recognizable landscapes, but unfortunately, as with everything else, Environmental pollution spurred by industry and automobiles has long been observed to be progressively destroying the Taj Mahal’s white marble surface.

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The Winter Olympics of 2014 took place in Sochi in Russia. The Opening Ceremony turned out to be quite creepy with the large mascots, but ended up quite beautiful with the white confetti floating in the air.

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This year’s Billboard Music Awards, posthumous success was taken to another level when Michael Jackson’s was resurrected from the dead in hologram form, singing and doing his famous moonwalk in front of a star-studded Las Vegas audience.