Getty Images announces the most moving images of 2014 as voted by the public‏


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Getty Images announces the most moving images of 2014 as voted by the public‏

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7th January 2015, Singapore – Powerful imagery of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia by award-winning Getty Images photographer John Moore was top of mind globally with his photos voted #1, #2 and #7 respectively.  Ebola is also the subject of the photo voted #10, taken by Reportage by Getty Images photographer Daniel Berehulak.

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Pierre Crom’s photo of the Air Malaysia passenger jet crash in Eastern Ukraine was voted #3, followed by Gokhan Sahin’s photo of Syrian Kurds battling IS to retain control of Kobani and Scott Olson’s photo of civil unrest in Ferguson, voted #4 and #5 respectively.

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Alexander Koerner’s extraordinary photo of Kiev protests was voted #6, while poignant images from the Getty Images archive were voted #8 and #9; Harry Borden’s portrait of Robin Williams and award-winning photographer Tom Stoddart’s photo of the Asian tsunami of 2004.


A total of 294,219 votes were cast from 164 countries globally on photos included in Getty Images’ Year in Focus, an expert curation of the defining images and videos that encapsulate 2014’s most important moments in the world of news, sport, entertainment and archive anniversaries and obituaries.

View a short video showcasing the images of 2014 here and download the Year in Focus book from iTunes here.

About Getty Images
Getty Images is a world leader in visual communication, with over 180 million assets available through its premium content sitehttp://www.gettyimages.comand its leading stock content site With its advanced search and image recognition technology, Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and content creators help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and online media. Visit Getty Images at to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.  For company news and announcements, visit, and for the stories, innovation and inspiration behind our content, visit Stories & Trends Find us on Facebook at and Twitter at

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