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The Most Powerful Photos of 2015

Images that will touch your heart.

Thousands of photographs caught the attention of the internet this year, but here are the handful of the most shared and talked about images, photos that are now part of history.

Remains of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17

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Photo credit: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Sports photographer Dean Mouhtaropoulos lives near the airfield in the Netherlands where he encountered the remains of the ill-fated plane. The plane had been recovered from Ukraine and reconstructed piece by piece at the hangar.

Refugees rescued from the sea

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Photo credit: Francesco Zizola/NOOR

Zizola witnessed the rescue of 3,000 migrants while aboard a search and rescue ship. The migrants were wrapped in shiny emergency blankets that helped keep them warm during the time they spent on the deck.

Charlie Hebdo unity march

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Photo credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The photographer and his colleague had to book a hotel room to get this difficult shot. It shows the very beginning of the march on Rue Voltaire.

A shower of banknotes for Sepp Blatter

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Photo credit: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Wieman captured the exact moment when British comedian Simon Brodkin threw bank notes in the air from a spot near banned FIFA president Sepp Blatter was seated.

Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupts

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Photo credit: Alex Vidal Brecas/EPA

This was taken at dusk, 45 minutes before the eruption. Brecas used only a small compact camera to take the shot. It was the first time the volcano had erupted in 43 years.

Merkel and Obama’s private moment

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Photo credit: Michael Kappeler/EPA

The two heads of state were having a private chat during the G7 summit. The photo ended up being used on front pages all over the world.

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Woman Met Her Doppelganger Online, Nobody Can Tell Who’s Who!

Research says that finding your doppelganger is one in a trillion chance, but it’s not impossible with this new website! Watch how two identical women find each other, it’s amazing!

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Have you ever met someone like you? You share the same interests, qualities and identical appearance as well? Did you ever imagine somebody who looks exactly like you aside from your siblings or relatives exist? It is odd to find a stranger that looks like your identical twin, how would you react if you find someone like you?

There is a website named Twin Strangers that can help you find your “doppelganger”. A story of two women who look exactly the same met in this website and decided to meet in person; the video of their first meeting went viral. This is unusual since research says that there is a very slim chance for a person to find their "twin stranger".

Shannon Lonergan, 21 years old signed up in Twin Strangers but didn’t find someone that look exactly like her. After a few months Sara Nordstorm, 17 years old joined the website and found Shannon. The two beautiful ladies decided to meet in person. They don’t have facial resemblance moreover they look exactly the same like twins and the unusual part is, they are not related at all....

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Heartwarming Footage Shows Soldier Disguised As Santa Claus To Surprise His Kids At School

This is heartwarming indeed!

If this doesn’t make you cry, I don’t know what else will. A military dad from Utah just made a grand comeback to his family after being deployed overseas for almost a year. What’s interesting in his return, however, was how he did it.

During an event at the Riverview Elementary School, Staff Sergeant Lambert entered the room while donning a Santa Claus costume. Every kid was happy to see the beloved Christmas character but no one had a clue who was hiding underneath the red suit.

Well, no one except for a few school staffers, of course....

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Veteran Tries to Buy His Dogs Back from Shelter, Breaks Down When He Learns This!

He was hospitalized for a long time, so the shelter had to put his dogs up for adoption.

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No one wants to be alone. No one wants to be separated from the ones they love, regardless if it is another human being or a pet, especially this Christmastime. However, sometimes, unexpected events happen and we have no choice but to leave the people we love behind. All we can do then is to hope for that time when we'll be together again.

Last September, a military veteran from Delaware suffered a heart attack. And because he needed to be hospitalized for a long period of time, he couldn’t care for his two beloved dogs---Bailey and Blaze.

The First Animal Center and SPCA volunteered to take care of the two until the war veteran is released from the hospital. But days turned into weeks, and the man was still too ill to be discharged. Eventually, the shelter, which is located inside a PetSmart store, had to put Bailey and Blaze up for adoption....

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