1/ 26 Ukraine Anatoli, a 19-year-old student from the town of Dnepropetrovsk, poses for a picture at the barricades in Kiev February 10, 2014. "I'm against the current rule, we are protecting our rights. I've been here for 2 weeks already. I will achieve the resignation of the authorities, in order for life to settle and justice to work for all," Anatoli said to Reuters. Picture taken on February 10, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili Srinagar, India A three-wheeler carrying a family moves past a Kashmiri protester throwing a stone towards the Indian security personnel during a protest in Srinagar January 31, 2014. Shops and other business establishments remained closed in Srinagar on Friday following a shutdown called by the separatists to protest against Indian Army's decision to close an alleged fake encounter case against five soldiers in connection with the killings of five civilians in March 2000 at Pathribal, in south of Srinagar, local media reported. REUTERS/Danish Ismail Jerusalem, Israel Ultra-orthodox Jewish bride Rivka Hannah Krois watches her groom dance after their traditional wedding ceremony in the Mea Shearim neighbourhood of Jerusalem early February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun Auschwitz, Poland A Holocaust survivor walks inside the former concentration camp before a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp and to remember the victims of the Holocaust in Auschwitz January 27, 2014. The world marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 to remember those who died during the Nazi organised genocide during World War Two that cost the lives of millions of Jews, Roma and Sinti, homosexuals and opponents to Germany's fascist regime and its collaborators. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel Ashkelon, IsraelSmoke trails are seen as rockets are launched towards Israel from the northern Gaza Strip July 12, 2014. Hamas militants launched ten rockets at Tel Aviv on Saturday, causing no casualties or damage, in the largest salvo yet on Israel's main business hub, since Israel launched its Gaza offensive against the Islamist group, five days ago. Picture shot using a long exposure. REUTERS/Amir Cohen Rio De Jeneiro, Brazil Germany's Mario Goetze kisses the World Cup trophy as he celebrates their 2014 World Cup final win against Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj Delhi, India A Muslim boy sits on a plinth before the Iftar (breaking of fast) meal, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee 27 Jun. 2014 Nablus, Palestinian Territories Protesters run in front of an Israeli military bulldozer during clashes with Israeli troops following a protest against the nearby Jewish settlement of Qadomem, in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom, near Nablus, June 27, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman Karachi, Pakistan Smoke billows from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi June 9, 2014. Gunmen attacked one of Pakistan's biggest airports on Sunday and at least 23 people were killed, including all 10 of the attackers, media reported. REUTERS/Athar Hussain Amritsar, India Sikhs wield swords during their clash inside the complex of the holy Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple, in the northern Indian city of Amritsar June 6, 2014. Sikhs wielding swords clashed inside the compound of their religion's holiest shrine on Friday, the 30th anniversary of a controversial raid by Indian security forces that flushed out separatist militants holed up in the temple. REUTERS/Munish Sharma A child looks out from the window of his home painted with graffiti by members of OPNI, in reference to the 2014 World Cup, in the Vila Flavia slum of Sao Paulo May 28, 2014. The OPNI , a Portuguese acronym which means "Unidentified Graffiti Artists", was formed in 1997 as a means of transforming the streets in the slums into an open-air gallery where the group could express their gripes while also denouncing what they perceive as social injustice. Graffiti artists in Sao Paulo are using their art to take jabs at the establishment they believe have engaged in gross overspending in preparation for this year's World Cup in Brazil. REUTERS/Nacho Doce India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) is greeted by his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif after Modi took the oath of office at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. Modi was sworn in as India's prime minister in an elaborate ceremony at New Delhi's resplendent presidential palace on Monday, after a sweeping election victory that ended two terms of rule by the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. Looking on at right is Mauritius Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi Displaced Rohingya woman Norbagoun carries her severely malnourished 25-day-old twins in her lap in their house at the Dar Paing camp for internally displaced people in Sittwe, Rakhine state, April 24, 2014. Restrictions on international aid have exacerbated a growing health crisis among stateless Muslim Rohingya in west Myanmar. In February, Myanmar's government expelled the main aid group providing health to more than half a million Rohingya, Medecins Sans Frontieres-Holland (MSF-H), after the organisation said it had treated people believed to have been victims of violence in southern Maungdaw township in January. The United Nations says at least 40 Rohingya were killed there by Buddhist Rakhine villagers. The government denies any killings occurred. An attack in March on NGO and U.N. offices by a Rakhine mob led to the withdrawal of other groups providing healthcare and other essential aid to another 140,000 Rohingya living in camps. Picture taken April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Minzayar Ansan, South Korea A woman cries while praying during a candlelight vigil in Ansan, to commemorate the victims of capsized passenger ship Sewol and to wish for the safe return of missing passengers, April 23, 2014. South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into the sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. The Sewol sank last Wednesday on a routine trip from the port of Incheon, near Seoul, to the southern island of Jeju. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Ajmer, IndiaA woman leaves after casting her vote inside a polling station in Ajmer district in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan April 17, 2014. India kicked off the biggest day of its mammoth general election on Thursday, with a quarter of its 815 million voters set to head to the polls during a week of fresh blows for the ruling Congress party and gains for the Hindu nationalist opposition. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood JINDO, South Korea South Korean ferry "Sewol" (L) is seen sinking at the sea off Jindo, as lighting flares are released for a night search, April 16, 2014. Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday, despite frantic rescue efforts involving coastguard vessels, fishing boats and helicopters, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Men rescue a boy from under the rubble after what activists said was explosive barrels dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad in Al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan Panjshir, Afghanistan Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah (in grey), sitting atop a vehicle, arrives for an election campaign in Panjshir province March 31, 2014. The Afghan presidential election will be held on April 5. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina Actress Angelina Jolie reacts at Srebrenica Genocide Memorial in Potocari after laying a wreath March 28, 2014. Some 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed by Bosnian Serb forces in five summer days in 1995, towards the end of a war that erupted in 1992 with the collapse of federal Yugoslavia and claimed 100,000 lives. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Kabul, Afghanistan Abuzar, the son of Afghan journalist Sardar Ahmed of Agence France-Presse (AFP) who was killed with his wife and two children during an attack by gunmen at Serena Hotel, is comforted by his grandmother at the Emergency hospital in Kabul March 27, 2014. The two-year-old, his head heavily bandaged, has emerged from a coma, and the sight of him chuckling during hospital visits from his aunt give doctors hope he can make a full recovery. He may now go to Canada to live with an uncle. Picture taken March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra A family member of a passenger aboard Malaysia Airlines MH370 shouts at journalists after watching a television broadcast of a news conference, at the Lido hotel in Beijing, March 24, 2014. Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines flight reacted with hysteria on Monday after the Malaysian prime minister announced the jet ended its journey in the remote Southern Indian Ocean. REUTERS/Jason Lee Donetsk, Ukraine A young man takes photos of his girlfriend next to Ukrainian riot policemen guarding the regional administration building following a pro-Russian rally in central Donetsk March 23, 2014. Several thousands of pro-Russian protesters marched from Lenin square to the regional administration building calling for the return of the pro-Moscow President Yanukovich. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis Strasbourg, France Members of the group of the Greens/European Free Alliance of the European Parliament hold differently coloured portraits of former U.S. spy agency NSA contractor Edward Snowden, during a voting session on the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programme and its impact on the fundamental rights of European Union (EU) citizens, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler Perevalnoe, Ukraine Local women watch armed men, believed to be Russian soldiers, assemble near a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoe March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Rome, Italy Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi reacts during a confidence vote at the lower house of the parliament in Rome February 25, 2014. Renzi won his first confidence vote in parliament, pledging to cut labour taxes, free up funds for investment in schools and pass wide institutional reforms to tackle Italy's economic malaise. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito Aleppo, Syria Khattab al-Halabi, a former tattoo artist who is now a Free Syrian Army fighter, poses with his weapon at the Karm al-Jabal frontline in Aleppo February 23, 2014. Picture taken February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jalal Al-Mamo
The World Photography Day founded in 2009 was launched globally as a project in 2010. This eventually became a day to celebrate photography across the world on 19 August.
On 9 January 1839, the French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process, which is a photographic process developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre. The concept of this day originated after the French government presented daguerreotype process "Free to the World" as a gift on 19 August 1839.
World Photography Day 2014, also marks the 175th anniversary of this first permanent photographic process patented and freely released to the world.
Now, photography has branched itself into different styles and textures since its invention, thanks to the technology that made them easily available.
On this special day, we bring you some of the photographs clicked in 2014, from all over the world defining moments in the history of photography. The featured photos are reflections of the world we live in. Some are aesthetically qualified, while some have captured brutal moments of life and joyous events.