TIME’s 10 most influential photos of 2014

Ellen Degeneres – hollywood, california – march 2, 2014 | TIME's 10 most influentual photos of 2014  TIME's 10 most influential photos of 2014 TIME 10 most influentual photos of 2014 Ellen Degeneres

Photography plays a huge role in connecting people to each other. An image is worth a thousand words and bypasses borders and languages and cultures, to inform and educate us. From celebrity selfies garnering over 3.36 million retweets to a haunting image of malaysia airlines flight 17 wreckage in ukriane, TIME has selected the Top 10 photos of 2014 carefully choosen from thousands, providing an important visual record of history. Curious? Here are the 10 most influential photos of 2014 according to TIME magazine:

Massimo Sestini – mediterranean sea – june 07, 2014 | TIME's 10 most influentual photos of 2014  TIME's 10 most influential photos of 2014 TIME 10 most influentual photos of 2014 massino sestini

Massimo Sestini – mediterranean sea – june 07, 2014

Nikita Dudnik. Sudden hail storm in Novosibirsk Russia. | TIME's 10 most influentual photos of 2014  TIME's 10 most influential photos of 2014 TIME 10 most influentual photos of 2014 Nikita Dudnik hail storm

Nikita Dudnik. Sudden hail storm in Novosibirsk Russia.

Moises Saman. Sinjar Montains, Iraq. Aug12 2014 | TIME's 10 most influentual photos of 2014  TIME's 10 most influential photos of 2014 TIME 10 most influentual photos of 2014 iraq

Moises Saman. Sinjar Montains, Iraq. Aug12 2014

Ross McDonnell. Kiev, Urkaine. Jan25 2014 | TIME's 10 most influentual photos of 2014  TIME's 10 most influential photos of 2014 TIME 10 most influentual photos of 2014 Ukraine

Ross McDonnell. Kiev, Urkaine. Jan25 2014

Whitney Curtis – Ferguson, MO – August 11, 2014 | TIME's 10 most influentual photos of 2014  TIME's 10 most influential photos of 2014 TIME 10 most influentual photos of 2014 Ferguson

Whitney Curtis – Ferguson, MO – August 11, 2014

Daniel Berehulak – Monrovia, Liberia – september 5, 2014 | TIME's 10 most influentual photos of 2014  TIME's 10 most influential photos of 2014 TIME 10 most influentual photos of 2014 Liberia

Daniel Berehulak – Monrovia, Liberia – september 5, 2014

Jérôme Sessini – Torez, Ukraine – july 17, 2014 |   TIME's 10 most influential photos of 2014 TIME 10 most influentual photos of 2014 Ukraine2

Jérôme Sessini – Torez, Ukraine – july 17, 2014

Tyler Hicks. Gaza, July16 2014 | TIME's 10 most influentual photos of 2014  TIME's 10 most influential photos of 2014 TIME 10 most influentual photos of 2014 Gaza

Tyler Hicks. Gaza, July16 2014

Thomas van Houtryve. House boats on Lake Oroville, California. The lake is 70% empty due to California’s severe drought.  TIME's 10 most influential photos of 2014 TIME 10 most influentual photos of 2014 Lake Oroville

Thomas van Houtryve. House boats on Lake Oroville, California. The lake is 70% empty due to California’s severe drought.

Ellen Degeneres – hollywood, california – march 2, 2014 | TIME's 10 most influentual photos of 2014  TIME's 10 most influential photos of 2014 TIME 10 most influentual photos of 2014 Ellen Degeneres

Ellen Degeneres – hollywood, california – march 2, 2014

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