Members of the Krepysh family winter swimming club pour icy water onto each other on the banks of the Yenisei River, in air temperatures of minus 5 degrees Celcius degrees Fahrenheit) in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk
From the tunnels deep underneath Moscow to the storm-ravaged aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, the halls of the White House and the chaos in the Central African Republic, TIME photographers captured some of the year's most compelling news images.
RIP Camille Lepage, French photojournalist killed in Central African Republic
A woman sells sweets in a street heading to Kiev's Independence Square, where opposition activists marched on parliament as they continued their campaign to try to make President Viktor Yanukovych stand down.
February A couple take a selfie before a mass wedding ceremony at the CheongShim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, South Korea. Around South Korean and foreign couples exchanged or reaffirmed marriage vows in the Unification Church's mass wedding.