A look back at some of the most memorable news images of the past year
Some pictures need more explaining that others. Here are some from some of the year's sports photographs
The most compelling images from the news for the week of Dec. 13 to Dec. 19, 2014
Rosetta space probe's Philae lander touches down on distant comet after decade-long chase
A rare weather event causes massive canyon to appear filled with clouds
Fueled by warm Pacific air, a powerful storm slams into the California coast
California photographer Gregg Segal photographed family, friends and neighbors in their weekly trash to show how much waste humans create.
Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year photography contest as the competition celebrates 50 years
Composite images of archival and present-day photographs of historic D-Day locations
As three dimensional printers become more accessible and the practical uses expand, so do the whimsical and aesthetic
The Oscar- and Tony-winning director-producer was responsible for such classics as "The Graduate," "Working Girl" and the musical "Annie"
Former mayor of Boston passes has died at age 71
A screen star of the highest order, with a smokey voice and an alluring visage dubbed "The Look"
Actor and comedian whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades has died of an apparent suicide
Nineteen people were named in December as winners of the Carnegie Medal for life saving acts
Singer Joe Cocker over the years
Armed man shoots and kills 2 NYPD officers in Brooklyn before turning the gun on himself in attack mayor calls "an assassination"
The former model-turned-actress is now featured in a slew of acclaimed films, including "Foxcatcher" and Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper"
Markus "Notch" Persson has parlayed a fortune built on the video game Minecraft to buy a $70 million mansion
As Sony pulls "The Interview" a look at other controversial films over the years
Fidel Castro led a revolution and ruled Cuba for almost 50 years before ceding power to his brother, Raul. On Wednesday, the U.S. and Cuba announced plans to normalize relations between the two countriues
One of the most productive fisheries in the world has been declared off-limits to oil exploration
Photographer Michael Petit shared with CBS News the photos he took during his visits to the island nation
A Spanish ceramicist makes figurines for Nativity scenes by hand
An American Airlines flight from South Korea hit turbulence en route to Dallas/Fort Worth and had to land to Japan. Dallas attorney Marc Stanley took images of the experience
A look at the island nation as the U.S. announces plans to normalize relations for the first time in more than 50 years
Images from the European Space Agency show what cities around the world look like at night from space
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "The Big Lebowski" and "Saving Private Ryan" are just a few of the classics to be preserved by the Library of Congress
In Iran, where dogs are rarely pets, a shelter struggles to find homes for dogs
The biggest names in country music step out in Nashville
Scores killed as gunmen lay siege to military-run school in Peshawar
Europe's largest-ever exhibition of Elvis memorabilia honoring the King of Rock 'n' Roll on display at the O2 Arena
Gunman takes hostages, demands ISIS flag downtown Sydney cafe
At 32, the only African-American soloist with the American Ballet Theatre is ballet's first breakthrough star in decades
Rallies in Washington, D.C., New York City and elsewhere protest recent fatal encounters between police and unarmed African Americans
A former fighter pilot says he killed his wife in self-defense; just one problem -- his previous wife was also dead
As the world warms, many plants and animals are struggling to adapt