2014 As We Saw It: Top 10 NEWS Videos Of The Year – 31 December 2014

RT logoFrom planes to protests to presidents – and even the odd pitched battle. Plenty of videos gave us pause for thought in 2014, bringing a new dimension to news stories from around the world.

Immediate aftermath of MH17 crash

Amateur video surfaced showing the horrific aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, which killed all 298 people on board in July. Shocked residents can be seen descending on the scene as a massive pillar of black smoke fills the sky. People rush about carrying buckets of water to put out small fires in the vicinity caused by the burning debris. Others are just walking around the site in a state of apparent shock. Responsibility for shooting down the plane has been hotly contested by Kiev and rebel forces. It has also triggered the deterioration of already-strained relations between Moscow and Western governments, which blame Russia for supplying the rebels, whom they blame for the disaster.

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