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Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Indian Ocean Tsunami - 10 years on

Thailand prepares to mark the tenth anniversary of the 2004 tsunami, the deadliest on the record, that killed at least 226,000 people in 13 Asian and African countries. In Thailand, over 5300 people were killed, including several thousand foreign tourists, when the waves swamped six coastal provinces, turning some of the world's most beautiful beaches into mass graves.

Pictures of the year: Sports

Our top sports photos of the year.

In the heart of Ebola

Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia are at the center of the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola.

Inside the Peshawar school

The aftermath inside the Pakistan school where at least 132 students and nine staff members were killed by Taliban gunmen.

Pictures of the year: Rise of ISIS

Images from the rise of Islamic State in 2014.

Protecting the President

The Secret Service detail surrounding President Obama.

Inside North Korea

Rare scenes from within the reclusive state.

Behind the wheel in Kabul

In Kabul's private driving schools, students pay a $60 fee for a 45-day course, which includes oral and practical driving tests at the country's Traffic Department.

U.S. and Cuba restore ties

In a major policy shift, the United States plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba after 50 years.

On the banks of North Korea

The Yalu River provides a unique vantage point for photographers to glimpse life inside the secretive state.

REUTERS/David Gray

Hunting for crocodiles

Aboriginal Australians, custodians of the longest unbroken cultural tradition on earth, hunt for crocodiles in the Northern Territory, Australia's rugged "Top End".  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Cathal Mc Naughton

The disappeared

Brian McKinney went missing in Northern Ireland in May 1978, but his body was not discovered until two decades later. He is among a dozen other people "disappeared" by the Irish Republican Army in the 1970s and 80s.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Legacy of Bhopal

Thirty years later, the toxic legacy of this factory lives on, say human rights groups, as thousands of tonnes of hazardous waste remains buried underground.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Mike Blake

Seasons of Chino Farm

Chino Farm’s gravitational pull is legendary. Since they don't ship, everyone - whether a top chef or a local - comes to the farm stand.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Marko Djurica

The force of law

Rules of engagement for a variety of law enforcement groups around the world.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Trees, planks and sawdust

For hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Regaining confidence

Handmade wigs are helping children their self-esteem during cancer treatment.  Full Coverage