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