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Year In Review: The Best WBUR Photos Of 2014

From a deadly fire, to an emotional Boston Marathon, to Market Basket protests, here are our best photos of the year, in chronological order.

Jan. 2 - First Snowstorm Of 2014 Moves Into Mass.

A row of snowplows moves down I-90 in Boston during the first snowstorm of 2014. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A row of snowplows moves down I-90 in Boston during the first snowstorm of 2014. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Kayakers head down a flooded Otis Road in Scituate. The first storm of 2014 also dropped 2 feet of snow on parts of the state. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Kayakers head down a flooded Otis Road in Scituate. The first storm of 2014 also dropped 2 feet of snow on parts of the state. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Jan. 6 - Walsh Becomes Boston’s New Mayor

New Boston Mayor Martin Walsh salutes the crowd at his inauguration at Boston College. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
New Boston Mayor Martin Walsh salutes the crowd at his inauguration at Boston College. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Jan. 14 - Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Faces Court Challenge

Frank Porter stands amid anti-abortion signs just beyond the 35-foot perimeter outside of a Planned Parenthood office on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the buffer zone unconstitutional. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Frank Porter stands amid anti-abortion signs just beyond the 35-foot perimeter outside of a Planned Parenthood office on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the buffer zone unconstitutional. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

March 3 - As Dungeons & Dragons Turns 40, Celebrating Its Ability To Unleash Unbridled Creativity

Peter Bebergal, author of “Season of the Witch,” serves as "Dungeons & Dragons" dungeon master. (Andrea Shea/WBUR)
Peter Bebergal, author of “Season of the Witch,” serves as "Dungeons & Dragons" dungeon master. (Andrea Shea/WBUR)

March 12 - Under Receiver’s Rule, Lawrence Schools Show Early Gains

Lawrence’s Arlington Middle School students walk through the main hallway. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Lawrence’s Arlington Middle School students walk through the main hallway. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

March 26 - Two Firefighters Die In Back Bay Blaze

A wind-whipped nine-alarm fire at 298 Beacon St. killed Boston Firefighters Michael Kennedy and Lt. Edward Walsh. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A wind-whipped nine-alarm fire at 298 Beacon St. killed Boston Firefighters Michael Kennedy and Lt. Edward Walsh. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Then-Deputy Chief Joseph Finn said he’s never seen a fire travel as fast as the blaze that took two of his firefighters’ lives. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Then-Deputy Chief Joseph Finn said he’s never seen a fire travel as fast as the blaze that took two of his firefighters’ lives. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

March 28 - With Preschool On The Agenda, Boston Attracts National Attention

Using a projector, Jodi Doyle points out shadows on the ceiling to students in her preschool class at the Eliot School in Boston’s North End. Boston has become a beacon for the universal preschool movement, but as of March it had only provided seats for about half the interested families. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Using a projector, Jodi Doyle points out shadows on the ceiling to students in her preschool class at the Eliot School in Boston’s North End. Boston has become a beacon for the universal preschool movement, but as of March it had only provided seats for about half the interested families. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

April 2 - Boston Firefighter Walsh Remembered As A ‘Gentle Giant’

Firefighters salute as Boston Lt. Edward Walsh’s casket is removed from atop Engine 33 ahead of his funeral Mass. A similar outpouring honored fallen Firefighter Michael Kennedy. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Firefighters salute as Boston Lt. Edward Walsh’s casket is removed from atop Engine 33 ahead of his funeral Mass. A similar outpouring honored fallen Firefighter Michael Kennedy. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

April 7 - Running Shoes Are Potent Symbols In Marathon Memorial Exhibit

Archivist Marta Crilly holds a T-shirt that reads, “It’s My First Marathon” -- one of the thousands of items stored at the Boston City Archives in West Roxbury from the Marathon Memorial. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Archivist Marta Crilly holds a T-shirt that reads, “It’s My First Marathon” -- one of the thousands of items stored at the Boston City Archives in West Roxbury from the Marathon Memorial. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

April 8 - One Last Boston Marathon For Legendary Father-Son Team

Boston Marathon stalwarts Dick, left, and Rick Hoyt (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Boston Marathon stalwarts Dick, left, and Rick Hoyt (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

April 15 - Boston Honors Bombing Victims, Survivors

Wreaths were placed at the site of each Boston Marathon bomb blast. Here, police honor guards stand with a wreath placed outside Forum, the site where the second bomb exploded. (Joe Spurr/WBUR)
Wreaths were placed at the site of each Boston Marathon bomb blast. Here, police honor guards stand with a wreath placed outside Forum, the site where the second bomb exploded. (Joe Spurr/WBUR)

April 21 - As It Unfolded: The 118th Boston Marathon

Final preparations to a wheelchair before the 118th Boston Marathon (Joe Spurr/WBUR)
Final preparations to a wheelchair before the 118th Boston Marathon (Joe Spurr/WBUR)
Runners pour over the Mass Pike overpass at mile 25. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Runners pour over the Mass Pike overpass at mile 25. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Eunice Walerui and Jane Wanja of Kenya celebrate their home country hero Rita Jeptoo’s marathon win. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Eunice Walerui and Jane Wanja of Kenya celebrate their home country hero Rita Jeptoo’s marathon win. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

May 14 - Operating Without A License, Boston ‘Pirate Radio’ Stations Seek A Voice

David Cange broadcasts on the unlicensed Radio Bel Top in Mattapan. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
David Cange broadcasts on the unlicensed Radio Bel Top in Mattapan. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

June 3 - Investigators Recover Voice, Flight Data Recorders At Hanscom Crash

Wreckage lay at the scene in Bedford, where a private plane plunged down an embankment and erupted in flames during a takeoff attempt at Hanscom Field on May 31. Seven people died in the crash. (Fred Thys/WBUR)
Wreckage lay at the scene in Bedford, where a private plane plunged down an embankment and erupted in flames during a takeoff attempt at Hanscom Field on May 31. Seven people died in the crash. (Fred Thys/WBUR)

June 9 - Troubled Future For Young Adults On Autism Spectrum

Michael Moscariello, 32, looks out through the front door of his Cambridge apartment complex. Michael is on the autism spectrum, as is his younger brother, Jonathan. “[My sons are] the pioneer generation” for children on the spectrum, their father, Pete Moscariello, says. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Michael Moscariello, 32, looks out through the front door of his Cambridge apartment complex. Michael is on the autism spectrum, as is his younger brother, Jonathan. “[My sons are] the pioneer generation” for children on the spectrum, their father, Pete Moscariello, says. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

June 27 - After 87 Years, Boston’s Beloved Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe Closes

Co-owners Arthur, left, and Chris Manjourides have been churning out breakfast orders at Charlie’s for over 50 years. Arthur has been there since he was 12 years old. There are plans to open Charlie's under new ownership in 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Co-owners Arthur, left, and Chris Manjourides have been churning out breakfast orders at Charlie’s for over 50 years. Arthur has been there since he was 12 years old. There are plans to open Charlie's under new ownership in 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

June 30 - For Rwandan Man In Boston, New Arms Replace Those A Father Destroyed

Patrick Mbarushimana, 22, of Rwanda demonstrates how he can write with no hands. He has new prosthetics from a Dorchester manufacturer. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Patrick Mbarushimana, 22, of Rwanda demonstrates how he can write with no hands. He has new prosthetics from a Dorchester manufacturer. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

July 1 - To Protect Birds, U.S. Seeks Kiteboarding Ban At Monomoy

The problem with kiteboarding, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is that the kites and their shadows scare federally protected piping plovers and other shorebirds. Barry Payne prepares to head out onto the water now that he has the kite airborne. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The problem with kiteboarding, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is that the kites and their shadows scare federally protected piping plovers and other shorebirds. Barry Payne prepares to head out onto the water now that he has the kite airborne. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

July 18 - Services Held For 5 Family Members Killed In Lowell Fire

Friends and relatives gathered to remember five family members who died in a fast-moving apartment fire in Lowell on July 10. Here, Torn Sak’s mother carries a photo of her son as his casket is brought into the Glory Buddhist Temple in Lowell. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Friends and relatives gathered to remember five family members who died in a fast-moving apartment fire in Lowell on July 10. Here, Torn Sak’s mother carries a photo of her son as his casket is brought into the Glory Buddhist Temple in Lowell. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Aug. 5 - Market Basket Workers Rally, Keeping Pressure Up

Arthur T. Demoulas supporters gather in Tewksbury. A management dispute severely disrupted the grocery chain's operations, until a deal was reached to give ownership to Arthur T. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Arthur T. Demoulas supporters gather in Tewksbury. A management dispute severely disrupted the grocery chain's operations, until a deal was reached to give ownership to Arthur T. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Aug. 8 - Reeling With A Real Skyline: Fishing On The Charles

Greg Miner of Charles River Charters holds a yellow perch, our only catch during our “urban fishing” outing in the lagoons alongside the Esplanade. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Greg Miner of Charles River Charters holds a yellow perch, our only catch during our “urban fishing” outing in the lagoons alongside the Esplanade. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Sept. 5 - ‘It Was Like A War Zone': Busing In Boston

Ray Flynn was South Boston’s state representative during the busing crisis, and later mayor of the city. Here he is recently on the steps of South Boston High School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Ray Flynn was South Boston’s state representative during the busing crisis, and later mayor of the city. Here he is recently on the steps of South Boston High School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Sept. 9 - Healey Defeats Tolman In Democratic AG Primary

Maura Healey celebrates her win with supporters in the Democratic attorney general primary. She then won the general election. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Maura Healey celebrates her win with supporters in the Democratic attorney general primary. She then won the general election. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Sept. 19 - ‘They’re Still At War When They Come Home': Soldier’s Mother Struggles With His Suicide

Tammy Sprague Gallagher, whose son, a Massachusetts National Guard soldier, died by suicide last October, stands among tributes to him in her Raynham home. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Tammy Sprague Gallagher, whose son, a Massachusetts National Guard soldier, died by suicide last October, stands among tributes to him in her Raynham home. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Sept. 29 - Curious Boston: Is There A Theater Hidden Somewhere Under The City?

Yes, there is an underground theater in Boston. Here’s a view from the balcony of Steinert Hall, across the piano parts and record boxes to the stage. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Yes, there is an underground theater in Boston. Here’s a view from the balcony of Steinert Hall, across the piano parts and record boxes to the stage. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Oct. 3 - Families Of Those Lost In War On Terror Gather To Break Ground For New Memorial

Carlos Arredondo, who rose to prominence in Boston after helping save the life of marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman, attended the ground breaking. His son, Marine Lance Cpl. Scott Alexander, died in Iraq in 2004. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Carlos Arredondo, who rose to prominence in Boston after helping save the life of marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman, attended the ground breaking. His son, Marine Lance Cpl. Scott Alexander, died in Iraq in 2004. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Oct. 4 - The Last Hurrah At Suffolk Downs

A bird’s-eye view of the day's fourth race as Dance for Zack runs ahead of the pack. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A bird’s-eye view of the day's fourth race as Dance for Zack runs ahead of the pack. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Oct. 9 - Century-Old Time Capsule From Old State House Lion Opened

The 1901 time capsule was taken out of the lion statue and opened -- then filled newly and placed back atop the building. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The 1901 time capsule was taken out of the lion statue and opened -- then filled newly and placed back atop the building. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Oct. 17 - Gun Salute As Old Ironsides Makes Final Boston Harbor Voyage Before Revamp

The USS Constitution faces Castle Island during a 21-gun salute on what was the final voyage around Boston Harbor before the ship went into drydock for restoration. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The USS Constitution faces Castle Island during a 21-gun salute on what was the final voyage around Boston Harbor before the ship went into drydock for restoration. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Nov. 3 - Boston Bids Mayor Menino A Final Farewell

Someone holds “Thank You Mayor Menino” as Angela Menino, Mayor Thomas Menino’s wife of 48 years, and family stand in front of his casket outside of the Most Precious Blood Parish following the funeral service. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Someone holds “Thank You Mayor Menino” as Angela Menino, Mayor Thomas Menino’s wife of 48 years, and family stand in front of his casket outside of the Most Precious Blood Parish following the funeral service. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Nov. 4 - As It Unfolded: Election Day In Massachusetts

Joanne Kinchla passes out “I Voted” stickers after voters cast ballots at Burlington High School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Joanne Kinchla passes out “I Voted” stickers after voters cast ballots at Burlington High School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A Charlie Baker supporter prays as Baker’s lead fluctuates in the governor's race. Baker's defeat of Martha Coakley was the closest governor's race in 50 years. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A Charlie Baker supporter prays as Baker’s lead fluctuates in the governor's race. Baker's defeat of Martha Coakley was the closest governor's race in 50 years. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Gov.-elect Charlie Baker greets supporters at his election night rally in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Gov.-elect Charlie Baker greets supporters at his election night rally in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Nov. 13 - Hundreds Call On City To Aid Those Displaced By Long Island Homeless Shelter Closure

Cherie King, with the group Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee, speaks in support of the homeless outside a public meeting in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Cherie King, with the group Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee, speaks in support of the homeless outside a public meeting in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Nov. 21 - Obama’s Actions On Immigration ‘Bittersweet Moment’ For Local Immigrants

Katherine Asuncion and Cairo Mendes watch President Obama’s televised address to the nation announcing his executive action on immigration at the Student Immigrant Movement offices in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Katherine Asuncion and Cairo Mendes watch President Obama’s televised address to the nation announcing his executive action on immigration at the Student Immigrant Movement offices in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Nov. 26 - Hundreds Protest Ferguson Decision In March Through Boston Streets

An estimated 1,400 protesters walked to the South Bay Corrections facility during their march in solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. (Joe Spurr/WBUR)
An estimated 1,400 protesters walked to the South Bay Corrections facility during their march in solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. (Joe Spurr/WBUR)

Dec. 4 - Thousands Peacefully Protest Eric Garner Case In Boston

Police block protesters from accessing highway and tunnel ramps near Charles Street. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Police block protesters from accessing highway and tunnel ramps near Charles Street. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Dec. 5 - Stop Fighting And Sing: 1914 Christmas Truce Is Set To Music At Symphony Hall

Keith Lockhart conducts the Boston Pops’ final rehearsal before their 2014 holiday season premiere. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Keith Lockhart conducts the Boston Pops’ final rehearsal before their 2014 holiday season premiere. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Dec. 10 - Harvard Medical Students Protest Ferguson, NYC Cases

Some 100 Harvard Medical School students protest the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police as well as racial inequality in medical treatment. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Some 100 Harvard Medical School students protest the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police as well as racial inequality in medical treatment. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Dec. 18 - Fleeing Salvadoran Gangs, A Months-Long Journey To Boston

Lisette, left, is seeking asylum in the U.S. She fled El Salvador, with a daughter, on July 12, and arrived at Boston’s South Station, where she was embraced by her aunt, on Oct. 7. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Lisette, left, is seeking asylum in the U.S. She fled El Salvador, with a daughter, on July 12, and arrived at Boston’s South Station, where she was embraced by her aunt, on Oct. 7. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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