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 attack on the Garissa University College in Kenya left 148 people dead, most of them students, and left the world in a state of horror.
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 murder of innocence was evident in images of the seven-year-old son of Australian terrorist Khaled Sharrouf holding up the head of a Syrian soldier.
The lynching of a man accused of rape in Dimapur was one of the most horrifying instances of mob justice in Indian history, the incident shocked the nation and triggered off a debate.
Heart breaking pictures of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi's dead body washed ashore on a Turkish beach sparked an outrage which helped several thousand Syrian refugees.
The twin explosions at Tianjin led to destruction of property and were recorded to have a magnitude of 2.3 on the richter scale, killing 173 people.
The corruption scandal in FIFA involving Sepp Blatter came as a shameful incident for football, this picture was taken after a comedian hurled cash at Blatter at a press conference.
The refugee crisis saw a new low, when a Hungarian New channel camerawoman deliberately tripped a refugee fleeing from security forces with a child.
The Saudi Hajj stampede saw pilgrims crushed or suffocated to death, as the Saudi government said that 769 died, while other sources reported more than 2000 deaths.
The barbaric lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq on suspicion of eating beef was the tragedy that shocked India and the world.
Three-year-old Burhan Bashir became the Aylan Kurdi of Kashmir when he was shot dead by unknown assailants, while walking home with his father.
The images of two Dalit children burnt alive when their house for set on fire by upper caste men, brought attention to the ruthless class conflict in the country.
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.
The floods in Chennai wreaked havoc in India's 4th largest. While the deluge killed over 500 people, relief material with stamps of CM Jayalalitha sparked outrage.
These images reflect on the crisis that humanity faced over the past year, and should serve strengthen our resolve to fight all that is wro.
Feature image source: Reuters