Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

A protestor is doused with milk after being hit by an eye irritant from security forces trying to disperse demonstrators in Ferguson, Aug. 20. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
A protestor is doused with milk after being hit by an eye irritant from security forces trying to disperse demonstrators in Ferguson, Aug. 20. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to ISIS, walk towards the Syrian border, Aug.10. REUTERS/Rodi Said
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to ISIS, walk towards the Syrian border, Aug.10. REUTERS/Rodi Said
A Palestinian boy reads the Quran in the Al-Omari mosque in Gaza City, June 29. AP Photo/Hatem Moussa
A Palestinian boy reads the Quran in the Al-Omari mosque in Gaza City, June 29. AP Photo/Hatem Moussa
A radio-controlled flying witch makes a test flight over Carlsbad, Calif. Oct. 8. REUTERS/Mike Blake
A radio-controlled flying witch makes a test flight over Carlsbad, Calif. Oct. 8. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Orthodox priests pray as they stand between pro-European Union activists and police lines in Kiev, Jan. 24. AP Photo/Sergei Grits
Orthodox priests pray as they stand between pro-European Union activists and police lines in Kiev, Jan. 24. AP Photo/Sergei Grits
An opposition student during clashes with Bolivarian National Police in Caracas, Apr. 3. AP Photo/Fernando Llano
An opposition student during clashes with Bolivarian National Police in Caracas, Apr. 3. AP Photo/Fernando Llano
Rachel Daniel holds up a picture of her daughter Rose at her home in Maiduguri, May 21. Rose was abducted along with more than 200 of her classmates by Boko Haram militants. REUTERS/Joe Penney
Rachel Daniel holds up a picture of her daughter Rose at her home in Maiduguri, May 21. Rose was abducted along with more than 200 of her classmates by Boko Haram militants. REUTERS/Joe Penney
Bishops attend the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI in Saint Peter's Square, Oct. 19. AP Photo/Andrew Medichini
Bishops attend the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI in Saint Peter's Square, Oct. 19. AP Photo/Andrew Medichini
A young Chilean fan before World Cup match between the Netherlands and Chile in Sao Paulo, June 23. AP Photo/Felipe Dana
A young Chilean fan before World Cup match between the Netherlands and Chile in Sao Paulo, June 23. AP Photo/Felipe Dana
An Afghan labourer at an aluminium workshop in Herat, May 27. Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images
An Afghan labourer at an aluminium workshop in Herat, May 27. Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images
A Nepalese man climbs the Boudhanath stupa during renovation work in Katmandu, Jan. 2. AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha
A Nepalese man climbs the Boudhanath stupa during renovation work in Katmandu, Jan. 2. AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha
A young girl slips a rose in a preserved segment of the Berlin Wall during 25th anniversary commemorations, Nov. 9. JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
A young girl slips a rose in a preserved segment of the Berlin Wall during 25th anniversary commemorations, Nov. 9. JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
A female protester raises her hands while blocking police cars in Ferguson, Nov. 25. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
A female protester raises her hands while blocking police cars in Ferguson, Nov. 25. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
A girl from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, at the Iraqi-Syrian border, Aug. 13. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
A girl from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, at the Iraqi-Syrian border, Aug. 13. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
An employee pours water over a doll's head before brushing its hair inside a toy factory in Buenos Aires, July 28. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
An employee pours water over a doll's head before brushing its hair inside a toy factory in Buenos Aires, July 28. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
A woman holds a candle during a ceremony for Holodomor victims in Kiev, Nov. 22. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
A woman holds a candle during a ceremony for Holodomor victims in Kiev, Nov. 22. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
German pianist Stefan Aaron plays a piano on a "flying carpet" platform suspended from a helicopter over the Munich airport, July 23. REUTERS/Lukas Barth
German pianist Stefan Aaron plays a piano on a "flying carpet" platform suspended from a helicopter over the Munich airport, July 23. REUTERS/Lukas Barth
The first rays of sunlight color the sky above Crystal Springs Farm in Brunswick, Maine, June 20. AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty
The first rays of sunlight color the sky above Crystal Springs Farm in Brunswick, Maine, June 20. AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty
A cradle left behind by Syrian Kurdish refugees at the Turkish-Syrian border, Sept. 27. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
A cradle left behind by Syrian Kurdish refugees at the Turkish-Syrian border, Sept. 27. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
Kashmiri farmers work the paddy fields in Bandipora, June 10. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
Kashmiri farmers work the paddy fields in Bandipora, June 10. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
Revellers take part in Zombie Walk, Asbury Park, NJ, Oct. 4. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Revellers take part in Zombie Walk, Asbury Park, NJ, Oct. 4. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Castellers Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls form a human tower during the Sant Joan festival in Valls, south of Barcelona, June 24. REUTERS/Albert Gea
Castellers Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls form a human tower during the Sant Joan festival in Valls, south of Barcelona, June 24. REUTERS/Albert Gea
A hot air balloon in the shape of Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue flies over the Sydney skyline, June 12. REUTERS/David Callow
A hot air balloon in the shape of Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue flies over the Sydney skyline, June 12. REUTERS/David Callow