Pope Francis blessed a baby dressed as the pope as he arrived to lead the general audience at the Vatican.
Explore an excerpt of the best photos of 2014 from around the world, selected by the wonderful Wall Street Photo Journal editors.
Mercy Kennedy, 9 years old, cried outside her home in Monrovia, Liberia, on Oct. 2, a day after her mother was taken to an Ebola ward.
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A child looked for metal scraps among cables on a barge in Manila.
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