Pictures of the Year 2015 Part one


Actor Charlie Sheen revealed that he is HIV positive during a TV interview in November, saying he was diagnosed with HIV about four years ago. Pictured on the set of the NBC Today show New York, November 17, 2015. (Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters)



Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, accused by critics of an increasingly authoritarian style of government, has argued that the country would be better served by a strong presidential system. Turkey faces conflict on several fronts, battling Islamic State militants, Kurdish rebel fighters and militant leftists. Over two million refugees from Syria are encamped on its borders. Pictured in Rize, Turkey, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)



Donald Trump, who leads the Republican presidential field in opinion polls, entered the race in June, campaigning under the slogan, “Make America great again”. Over the course of his campaign, he has sparred with popular figures like Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and put forth controversial proposals such as a plan to have the Mexican government pay to build a wall along the U.S. border and supporting the idea of requiring all Muslims in the United States to register in a special database. Pictured in Derry, New Hampshire, August 19, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)



Elected last year on a wave of optimism over economic reforms, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under fire from members of his nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party over his leadership style after a humiliating election loss in the eastern state of Bihar, home to 104 million people, in November. Pictured in New Delhi, India, June 21, 2015. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)



FIFA's ethics judges are aiming to decide the fate of suspended president Sepp Blatter by the end of December, following an investigation into graft allegations. Blatter, who has been the head of FIFA since 1998, faces criminal investigation in Switzerland over a 2 million Swiss franc ($1.96 million) payment from FIFA to European soccer boss Michel Platini. Both men have denied wrongdoing. Pictured in Zurich, Switzerland, July 20, 2015. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)



Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, grappling with the deepest economic and political crisis in Brazil in decades, is also facing calls from opposition activists seeking the impeachment of Rousseff for mismanaging a once-booming economy and undermining confidence in the country. Pictured at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil August 27, 2015. (Photo by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)



Hungarian camerawoman Petra Laszlo was fired after videos of her kicking and tripping up migrants fleeing police, including a man carrying a child, spread in the media and on the internet. Pictured in Roszke village, Hungary, September 8, 2015. (Photo by Marko Djurica/Reuters)



Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russian air strikes in Syria would last as long as was necessary to punish those guilty of blowing up a Russian airliner over Egypt in October, an incident in which 224 people were killed. The air strikes come as Russia endures sanctions imposed for its intervention in Ukraine. (Photo by Michael Klimentyev/Reuters/RIA Novosti/Kremlin)



Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer faced a firestorm of protests in July after he was identified publicly as the big game hunter who had killed the rare black-maned lion, Cecil, a popular tourist attraction in Zimbabwe. Pictured in Bloomington, Minnesota, September 8, 2015. (Photo by Eric Miller/Reuters)



A swimmer competes during the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships at Tooting Bec Lido in south London January 24, 2015. (Photo by Luke MacGregor/Reuters)



Lightning strikes the Alpine mountains over Garmisch-Partenkirchen as balloons, made by the “ONE” campaigning organisation, depicting leaders of the G7 countries are inflated in Garmisch-Partenkirchen June 7, 2015. (Photo by Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters)



A model presents a creation by designer Takafumi Tsuruta from his Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 collection for his brand tenbo during Tokyo Fashion Week March 18, 2015. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)



Bolivian wrestlers Yenny Mamani (R), nicknamed Martha “La Altena” and Leonor Cordova, nicknamed Anglea “La Simpatica”, battle during a wrestling bout in Madrid, Spain, October 8, 2015. (Photo by Juan Medina/Reuters)



Visitors pay their respects during an open viewing for Rev. Clementa Pinckney at the South Carolina State House June 24, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Pinckney was one of nine people killed during a Bible study inside Emanuel AME church in Charleston. U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are expected to attend the funeral which is set for Friday June 26 at the TD Arena. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)



Local residents carry portraits of their ancestors, participants in World War Two as they celebrate the 70th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis in World War II in St. Petersburg, Russia, May 9, 2015. About 100,000 people walked in central streets in a march named 'Immortal Regiment' while carrying portraits of their relatives who fought in World War Two. (Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky/AP Photo)



Blake Miller and his mother, Ashley Miller whose husband is a Lieutenant in the Marine Corps pay their respects to those killed while visiting a memorial placed in front of the Armed Forces Career Center/National Guard Recruitment Office which had been shot up on July 17, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. According to reports, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, opened fire on the military recruiting station at the strip mall and then drove to an operational support center operated by the U.S. Navy more than seven miles away and killed four United States Marines there. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)



Micaela Widmer of Switzerland competes during the women's race at the Skeleton World Cup in Altenberg, eastern Germany, November 27, 2015. (Photo by Jens Meyer/AP Photo)



A truck driven by a Palestinian man runs over an Israeli man as a stick he was wielding is thrown into the air at Fawar junction near the West Bank city of Hebron, October 20, 2015. The Israeli, who later died, had gotten out of his car after Palestinian demonstrators threw stones at it and began to hit passing Palestinian cars with the stick. (Photo by Nasser Shiyoukhi/AP Photo)



Norway's Anders Jacobsen soars during the trial jump at the third stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria, Saturday, January 3, 2015. (Photo by Matthias Schrader/AP Photo)



A Demonstrator blows his whistle in the Kanyosha district of Bujumbura, Burundi, May 6, 2015. Anti-government demonstrations continue Wednesday and protesters regularly set road blocks in Burundi's capital after the constitutional court validated President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term in office. (Photo by Jerome Dela/AP Photoy)



The supermoon rises behind Glastonbury Tor on September 27, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. Tonight's supermoon, so called because it is the closest full moon to the Earth this year, is particularly rare as it coincides with a lunar eclipse, a combination that has not happened since 1982 and won't happen again until 2033. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)



A woman grieves as she lay flowers at the beach next to the Imperial Marhaba Hotel where 38 people were killed yesterday in a terrorist attack on June 27, 2015 in Souuse, Tunisia. Habib Essid Prime Minister of Tunisia announced a clampdown on security after the attack on a holiday resort. (Photo by Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)



People stand around a leopard with its head stuck in a vessel in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan state, India, Wednesday, September 30, 2015. The leopard's head got stuck when it attempted to drink water from the pot, according to news reports. Forest officials tranquilized the animal and sawed off the vessel later in the day. (Photo by Kabir Jethi/AP Photo)



Rime ice extends several feet horizontally from a sign marking the summit of 5,774-foot Mount Adams, the second highest mountain in New England, on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, in northern New Hampshire. Monday's freezing fog and strong winds formed the rime ice, creating a winter wonderland above treeline in New Hampshire's aptly named White Mountains. (Photo by Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo)





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