Reuters news agency collects and distributes thousands of photos every year, taken on all continents. Terrifying, touching and intriguing images are selected each year for the ‘Reuters Photos of the Year’.
Participants climb over a wall at the "Tough Mudder" endurance event series in Arnsberg September Competitors who took part in the endurance event saw themselves having to overcome various military style obstacles.
Race leader Astana team rider Vincenzo Nibali of Italy pushes away a spectator as he cycles to win the stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Pau and Hautacam, France, July REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
Best pictures of 2014 SHANGHAI, CHINA Jiejin Qiu, six months pregnant with her first baby, poses underwater during a photo shoot at a local wedding photo studio on September 2014 Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters