The year is coming to an end and here are some images that made made a deep impact on the world's collective conscience. While there were major developments in the struggle against terrorism, there were also tragedies that shocked India and the world.

Here's a look at the most powerful images of 2015: 

The Charlie Hebdo shootings in broad daylight killed 11 people and injured 11 others, and left France in chaos.

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The powerful earthquake in Nepal was one of the most devastating natural disasters in history, resulting in 9000 deaths and 23000 injuries, with scores rendered homeless.

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when he was shot dead by unknown assailants, while walking home with his father.

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The images of a Russian passenger airliner crashing in Egypt's Sinai was a tragedy that was also suspected to be a terrorist attack, but investigations revealed it was an accident that killed 224 people.

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Paris was hit by terrorists once again when around nine men perpetrated suicide bombings and shootings at three locations, killing 130 people.

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