Year in Pictures: Celebrations and commemorations

From colourful festivals to victory cheers, these were the celebrations that stood out to us this year

Every week, our photo editors curate the Week in Pictures series, a collection of some of the most beautiful, moving, vivid, adorable and heartbreaking photos from the last seven days. As part of our Best of 2014 web series, we’ve assembled galleries of some of the best of those snaps. Here’s 2014’s most remarkable photos from festivals, ceremonies, gatherings around the world:

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