The most moving photos of 2015

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FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - The Calbuco volcano erupts near Puerto Varas, Chile, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The volcano erupted for the first time in more than 42 years, billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile. (AP Photo/Diego Main/Aton Chile, File) CHILE OUT - NO USAR EN CHILE
A victim under a blanket lays dead outside the Bataclan theater in Paris, Friday Nov. 13, 2015. Well over 100 people were killed in a series of shooting and explosions. French President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency and announced that he was closing the country's borders. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers enjoy the atmosphere during the opening day or 'Chupinazo' of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
FILE - In this May 19, 2015, file photo, riot police detain men during a land eviction in Lima Peru. On Monday hundreds of people squatted on land that according to the Ministry of Culture is an archaeological site. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
Jonatan Jimenez carries his dead dog Roco, for the sea to take his body away in La Herradura beach in Chorrillos, Lima Peru, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. According to Jimenez he used to always walk on the beach with Roco, so he wanted it to be his final resting place. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
OURO PRETO, BRAZIL - APRIL 05: Girls dressed as angels stand at the annual Easter procession during traditional Semana Santa (Holy Week) festivities on April 5, 2015 in Ouro Preto, Brazil. Holy Week marks Easter celebrations for Catholics and Brazil holds the largest number of Catholics on the planet. Ouro Preto was a colonial mining town founded in the late 17th century and the Semana Santa tradition in Ouro Preto can be traced back to the 18th century Portuguese colonial period. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
QINGHE, XINJIANG, CHINA - JANUARY 30: A Chinese Kazakh eagle hunter releases his bird as spectators look on during a local competition on January 30, 2015 in the mountains of Qinghe County, Xinjiang, northwestern China. The festival, organised by the local hunting community, is part of an effort to promote and grow traditional hunting practices for new generations in the mountainous region of western China that borders Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. The training and handling of the large birds of prey follows a strict set of ancient rules that Kazakh eagle hunters are preserving for future generations. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
A Turkish police officer stands next to a migrant child's dead body off the shores in Bodrum, southern Turkey, on September 2, 2015 after a boat carrying refugees sank while reaching the Greek island of Kos. Thousands of refugees and migrants arrived in Athens on September 2, as Greek ministers held talks on the crisis, with Europe struggling to cope with the huge influx fleeing war and repression in the Middle East and Africa. (Photo credit:  Nilufer Demir/AFP/Getty Images)
In this Feb. 26 2015 photo, a protester injured in a scuffle with police shouts out his name as he and a woman are detained in Mexico City. The pair, and other protesters who had taken part in a march marking the fifth month of the disappearance of 43 students from a rural teachers college, clashed with police after they were prevented from entering the subway. The man shouts his name out of fear that he will disappear once in custody. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
FILE - In this Monday, April 26, 2015 file photo, an internally displaced Pakistani girl from a tribal area attends her daily lesson at a madrassa, a school for the study of Islam, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, a thick blanket of early morning fog partially shrouds the skyscrapers of the Marina and Jumeirah Lake Towers districts of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubaiâs rapid transformation from a desert outpost into one of the worldâs most architecturally stunning cities is mapped out in the Marina. Where just 15 years ago there was empty, flat land, today a bustling neighborhood thrives centered around a canal and an impressive skyline that pierces through the clouds. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
This four picture combo taken over a one hour period shows the so-called supermoon in various stages as it changes from almost full to almost totally eclipsed above Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 11: Demonstrators make their way along Boulevrd Voltaire in a unity rally in Paris following the recent terrorist attacks on January 11, 2015 in Paris, France. An estimated one million people are expected to converge in central Paris for the Unity March joining in solidarity with the 17 victims of this week's terrorist attacks in the country. French President Francois Hollande will lead the march and will be joined by world leaders in a sign of unity. The terrorist atrocities started on Wednesday with the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12, and ended on Friday with sieges at a printing company in Dammartin en Goele and a Kosher supermarket in Paris with four hostages and three suspects being killed. A fourth suspect, Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, escaped and is wanted in connection with the murder of a policewoman. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
In this July 24, 2015 photo, Leo Andre's face is covered in cuts after galloping on his horse through the brush to compete in the annual Catch the Bull competition known as "Pega do Boi" in Serrita, in Brazil's Pernambuco state. Thorny thickets of shrubs and small trees mark the semiarid landscape of the northeastern state, known as the âcaatinga.â (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
In this June 30, 2015 photo, Sumiteru Taniguchi, 86, a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, shows his back with scars of burns from the atomic bomb explosion, during an interview at his office in Nagasaki, southern Japan. For 70 years, Taniguchi, chairman of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivors Council, has lived a web of wounds covering most of his back, and the remains of three ribs that half rotted away and permanently press against his lungs, making it hard to breathe. His wife still applies a moisturizing cream every morning to reduce the irritation from the scars. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
In this Sunday, March 15, 2015 photo, a rainbow forms over tourists visiting Iguazu Falls in Foz do Iguazu, Brazil. The waterfalls, on the border of Argentina and Brazil, are part of the Guarani Aquifer, one of the world's major underground reserves of fresh water. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
A woman has a peace sign combined with the Eiffel Tower painted on her face as she arrives for a minute of silence for the victims of Friday's attacks in Paris, in front of the French Embassy in Berlin, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. Multiple attacks across Paris on Friday night have left scores dead and hundreds injured. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
In this April 29, 2015, photo, an American coot runs across the surface of the Salton Sea before taking flight near Niland, Calif. Located on what is called the "Pacific flyway," heavy migrations of waterfowl, marsh and seabirds take advantage of the Salton Sea during spring and fall. For them, the lake is a desert oasis from vast stretches of rock and sand. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 photo, Pakistani students of a madrassa, or Islamic school, play football in their seminary's yard as the sun sets on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Thereâs no exact number of madrassas in Pakistan, but estimates put the number in the tens of thousands. They provide food, housing and a religious education to students from around the country. Many teach both male and female students. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
In this photograph taken on April 25, 2015, a cloud of snow and debris triggered by an earthquake flies towards Everest Base Camp, moments ahead of flattening part of the camp in the Himalayas. Rescuers in Nepal are searching frantically for survivors of a huge quake on April 25, that killed nearly 2,000, digging through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu and airlifting victims of an avalanche at Everest base camp. AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
A migrant man and a boy react as they are stuck between Macedonian riot police officers and migrants during a clash near the border train station of Idomeni, northern Greece, as they wait to be allowed by the Macedonian police to cross the border from Greece to Macedonia, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. Macedonian special police forces fired stun grenades to disperse thousands of migrants stuck on a no-man's land with Greece, a day after Macedonia declared a state of emergency on its borders to deal with a massive influx of migrants heading north to Europe. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
US President Barack Obama walks alongside Amelia Boynton Robinson (R), one of the original marchers, the Reverend Al Sharpton (2nd R), First Lady Michelle Obama (L), and US Representative John Lewis (2nd-L), Democrat of Georgia, and also one of the original marchers, across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015. The event commemorates Bloody Sunday, when civil rights marchers attempting to walk to the Alabama capital of Montgomery to end voting discrimination against African Americans, clashed with police on the bridge. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
The body of an unidentified man hangs from his waist under an overpass in the southern part of Mexico City, early Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. The man was found wrapped in white bandages and a hood was covering his head. This is the first time a body appeared on a bridge or overpass in Mexico City, a common practice among criminal gangs fighting for control of turf in other regions of Mexico. (AP Photo/Jair Cabrera, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, Vladimir Bovrichev, 30, cries next to the body of his son Artiam, 4, who was killed in an artillery strike, during his funeral in Kuivisevsky district on the outskirts of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)
FILE -People gather to pay respect for the victims of a terror attack against satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
FILE -People cool down in a fountain beside Manzanares river in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Weather stations across Spain are warning people to take extra precautions as a heat wave engulfs much of the country, increasing the risk of wildfires. The country's meteorological agency says a mass of hot air originating in Africa is moving northwards, bringing temperatures reaching 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
In this March 30, 2015, file photo, a Kashmiri man stretches his hand to help a local evacuate from a flood affected area in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan moved to higher ground Monday as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert just six months after some 600 people died in flooding that left the region in shambles. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan, File)
In this Friday, July 17, 2015 photo, the North Fire continues to burn along Baldy Mesa Road late Friday night near Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County, Calif. The 5.5-square-mile fire destroyed 20 vehicles on the freeway before burning three homes and 44 more vehicles in the community of Baldy Mesa. (AP Photo/Kevin Warn)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice after the U.S Supreme Court hands down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage June 26, 2015 outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

It was a year dominated by unrest around the world.

In Paris, terrorist attacks that left hundreds dead and many more injured in a series of shootings and explosions shook the nation and the rest of the world. Many rallied peace, showing support for the people of France with a simple symbol of the Eiffel Tower within a peace sign.

ISIS expanded its reach across regions, sending refugees across the sea to Europe in search of a better life. Thousands died at sea trying to make the journey in what's been the largest migration of people since World War II.

Stateside, blazing wildfires in Northern California destroyed homes, vehicles and ultimately killed six people in the region.

Earlier in the year, same-sex marriage supporters rejoiced after the U.S Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. Opposition of the ruling took to the streets to show their anger and frustration.

Click through the slideshow above to see the most moving photos from 2015.

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