Biggest News Stories of 2015 in Photos
Biggest News Stories of 2015 in Photos September
September 1, 2015 – U.S. – Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore after she refused him a marriage license in Morehead, Kentucky. Davis was eventually jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She said same-sex marriages violated her Christian beliefs. After her release, she said she would not issue any marriage licenses that go against her religious beliefs. But she left the door open for her deputies to give out marriage licenses to same-sex couples as long as those documents do not have her name or title on them.
September 2, 2015 – Turkey – Officers in Bodrum, Turkey, stand near the lifeless body of Aylan Kurdi, a Syrian refugee who washed up on shore. The 2-year-old was one of 12 refugees who drowned that day during a failed attempt to sail to the Greek island of Kos. This photo went viral around the world, often with a Turkish hashtag that means “Flotsam of Humanity.”
September 6, 2015 – Greenland – The Arctic Sunrise, a Greenpeace ship, is surrounded by drift ice as it travels off the northeast coast of Greenland.
September 10, 2015 – Myanmar – Supporters of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi gather at a campaign rally in Demoso, Myanmar. The Nobel laureate’s party won a historic majority in November. It was the nation’s first freely held elections in 25 years.
September 17, 2015 – Japan – A fight breaks out between Japanese lawmakers in Tokyo as they prepare to vote over controversial security legislation that would allow Japanese troops to be deployed overseas.
September 24, 2015 – Nepal – Rihana Shekh Dhafali rests in a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. She was allegedly set on fire over a dowry demand, according to the human rights organization INSEC. She lost the baby she was carrying at the time.
September 24, 2015 – India – A person sits by the road near Sela Pass, a mountain pass in India’s Arunachal Pradesh state.
September 27, 2015 – Ecuador – The International Tattoo Convention takes place in Quito, Ecuador.
September 28, 2015 – NASA, U.S. – NASA scientists announce that water still flows across the surface of Mars from time to time. In the photo above, dark, narrow streaks called recurring slope lineae are seen on the slopes of the Gami Crater. Scientists have inferred that they were formed by contemporary flowing water.
September 28, 2015 – U.N. summit in New York – U.S. President Barack Obama reaches out to shake the hand of Russian President Vladimir Putin at a U.N. summit in New York. The two, bitterly at odds over Ukraine and Syria, also had a closed-door meeting that day.
Biggest News Stories of 2015 in Photos October
October 1, 2015 – U.S. – Community members attend a candlelight vigil for those killed during a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The massacre left nine people dead. The gunman, Chris Harper-Mercer, apparently committed suicide after exchanging gunfire with officers, a sheriff said.
October 7, 2015 – International Space Station (ISS) – NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, aboard the International Space Station, shared this photo of Earth with his Twitter followers. “The daily morning dose of #aurora to help wake you up. #GoodMorning from @Space_Station!”
October 7, 2015 – Vatican – Pope Francis kisses a child at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.
October 8, 2015 – Wales – A low-flying jet zooms through a picturesque valley in Wales, leaving a vapor cloud in its wake.
October 8, 2015 – Scotland – People sit in their car as a Barbary macaque rummages through their unlocked luggage compartment in Scotland’s Blair Drummond Safari Park.
October 17, 2015 – Panama – A man and girl use a banana leaf to cover themselves from the rain as they wade in the sea on the outskirts of Colon, Panama.
October 19, 2015 – Greece – A young boy is seen through a bus window as refugees and migrants arrive at the port of Pireaus, Greece.
October 20, 2015 – Slovenia – A mounted police officer leads a group of migrants near Dobova, Slovenia. Thousands of migrants flooded into the country from Croatia after Hungary sealed off its border.
October 21, 2015 – U.S. – New York City police officers salute as the body of Officer Randolph Holder, 33, is taken away in an ambulance.
Biggest News Stories of 2015 in Photos