2015: The Year in Photos, September-December

As the year comes to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2015. Among the events covered in this essay (the last of a three-part photo summary of the year):  Thick smog in Beijing raises “red alerts,” Canada elects a new Prime minister, Palestinian attacks surge in Israel, Chewbacca is arrested in Ukraine, the attacks in Paris, an Italian volcano erupts, and much more. See also, the Top 25 News Photos of 2015, and the Year In Photos Part 1, and Part 2. The series comprises 120 images in all. Warning, some of the photos may contain graphic or objectionable content.

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