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2015 in PHOTOS: Floods, fights and family

December 24, 2015 07:50 IST
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There was no lack of news in 2015; from the floods in Chennai to the migrant exodus that stands at the gates of Europe to the pre-primaries before the US presidential elections this was a pretty happening year. 

In this ongoing series, presents a assortment of the year's most lasting moments from around the world.  

Check out the second set of photos below: 

A participant rests while people take part in the Mermaid Parade at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. The annual parade, founded in 1983, seeks to bring mythology to life for residents, create confidence in the district and to allow artistic self-expression in public, according to the parade's website. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/ Reuters

A patient is buried in the hot sand in Siwa, Egypt. In the searing heat of summer in western Egypt, at the hottest time of the day, sufferers of rheumatism, joint pain, infertility or impotence lie buried neck-deep in the sand of Siwa near DakrourMountain. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/ Reuters

A man carries a dog as he wades through a flooded street in Chennai, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/ Reuters

A stranded migrant reacts in front of a Macedonian police cordon as they clash after a migrant was electrocuted and badly burned when he climbed on top of a train wagon, near the village of Idomeni, Greece. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/ Reuters

Palestinian protesters put out a fire burning on a compatriot, caused by a molotov cocktail which he was trying to hurl at Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron. Seven Israelis and 27 Palestinians, including nine alleged attackers and eight children, have died in almost two weeks of street attacks and security crackdowns. Photograph: Mussa Qawasma/ Reuters

A model has her hair done before The Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 collection during New York Fashion Week in New York. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/ Reuters 

A Thai veterinarian takes a picture of a 2-year-old orangutan during a health examination at Kao Pratubchang Conservation Centre in Ratchaburi, Thailand. Thai veterinarians from the Department of National Park Wildlife, and Plant Conservation conducted a health check of 14 orangutans for preparation for the repatriation to their country of origin, Indonesia. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/ Reuters

A couple, affected by tear gas used by riot police to disperse demonstrators, reacts in central Istanbul, Turkey. Police in Istanbul fired teargas and water cannon when a demonstration by protesters blaming the government for a suspected Islamic State suicide bombing turned violent, a witness said. Hundreds gathered near Istanbul's central Taksim Square after the bombing in the mostly Kurdish border town of Suruc which killed at least 30 people. Photograph: Huseyin Aldemir/ Reuters

Security forces and rescue teams examine the wreckage of an Indonesian military C-130 Hercules transport plane after it crashed into a residential area in the North Sumatra city of Medan, Indonesia. At least 30 people were killed when the military transport plane crashed into a residential area two minutes after take-off in northern Indonesia on Tuesday, putting a fresh spotlight on the country's woeful air safety record. Photograph: Roni Bintang/ Reuters 

An injured girl is carried by Nepal Army personnel to a helicopter following Saturday's earthquake in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/ Reuters

Shi'ite fighters fire a rocket during clashes with Islamic State militants in Salahuddin province. Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shi'ite militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on Tuesday, the second day of Iraq's biggest offensive yet against a stronghold of the Sunni militants. Photograph: Ahmed Al-Hussaini/ Reuters 

A competitor crawls beneath barbed wire during the Tough Guy event in Perton, central England. The annual event to raise cash for charity challenges thousands of international competitors in a cross country run followed by an assault course consisting of obstacles including water, fire and tunnels. Photograph: Phil Noble/ Reuters 

China's first lady Peng Liyuan kisses a girl from the Yu Ying Public Charter School during a visit to the Smithsonian Zoo in Washington. President Barack Obama hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping for his first US state visit on Friday and the two announced a common vision for a global climate change agreement, a bright spot amid tensions over alleged Chinese cyber spying, Beijing's economic policies and territorial disputes with its neighbours. Photograph: Carlos Barria/ Reuters 

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets Louie Dixon as she campaigns at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. Photograph: Jim Young/ Reuters 

A man fires a weapon as he dances during a traditional excursion near the western Saudi city of Taif. Saudis usually party in such excursions as they celebrate weddings or graduations. Photograph: Mohamed Al Hwaity/ Reuters 

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