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Photos: The lasting images of 2014

In a world growing more fragmented with every passing year, here are the stories that captured the world’s attention in 2014.

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Photos: Wreaths across America

The heart of this mission – 400,000 graves at Arlington National Cemetery. Most of which are adorned for Christmas.

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2014, file photo, police wearing riot gear walk toward a man with his hands raised Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. On Aug. 9, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

AP Poll: Top Stories of 2014

According to a poll by the Associated Press, the police killings of blacks was voted the top story of 2014.

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Photos: Sailors give gifts

Tidewater Elementary reserved a Santa for its Christmas party, but when their Santa backed down, staff and teachers turned to Sailors on boa…