Five moments that captured 2014

As we approach the end of 2014, BBC Radio 4's The World at One is looking back at the biggest events of the year through the eyes of photographers.

Martha Kearney's interviews with photographers can be heard on the programme from 24 December, and here you can listen to short, sometimes emotional, previews which capture the motivation behind some of the most powerful pictures taken in the past year.

John Moore - Ebola crisis

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Media captionEbola crisis, Monrovia, Liberia

Getty Images photojournalist John Moore visited Liberia twice in 2014 to cover the Ebola crisis. Moore's picture shows a woman crawling towards the body of her sister, Mekie Nagbe, as Ebola burial team members take the body for cremation in Monrovia.

Photograph by John Moore/Getty Images.

Glenna Gordon - Kidnapped schoolgirls

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Media captionUniforms belonging to schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram

Photographer Glenna Gordon is based in West Africa and her picture of uniforms belonging to three of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April from the town of Chibok in Nigeria is a powerful way to cover a story where the subject is itself absent.

Photograph by Glenna Gordon.

Brendan Hoffman - MH17

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Media captionSite of MH17 plane crash in Ukraine

Photographer Brendan Hoffman talks about his picture taken at the site of the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine. All 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines plane died when it was brought down close to the border with Russia. Western nations said there was evidence that the plane was hit by a Russian-supplied missile fired by rebels in the area. Russia blamed Ukrainian government forces.

Photograph by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images.

Jeremy Selwyn - Bacon butty

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Media captionEd Miliband eating a sandwich

Photographer Jeremy Selwyn offers his thoughts about his picture of Britain's Labour party leader Ed Miliband eating a bacon sandwich which created a stir in the media.

Photography by Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard

Joseph Eid - Syrian conflict

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Media captionOld City of Homs, Syria

Agence France Presse photographer Joseph Eid took this picture in the old city of Homs shortly after Syrian government forces took control, ending a two-year siege of rebel troops and residents there.

Photograph by Joseph Eid/Agence France Presse

To hear the full interviews as they are published visit The World at One website.

Thanks to Julia Ross, Producer, The World at One.

Music by EMI Production Music.

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