Year in Review 2014

In 2014, role-playing games returned to their place of glory. Gamers spent countless hours roaming large open worlds, usually wielding special powers and a blade or gun as they vanquished evil. The best included “Dragon Age: Inquisition,” “inFamous: Second Son,” “South Park: The Stick of Truth,” “Sunset Overdrive” and Wasteland 2.”

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Best photos: Europe and Mideast

From the United Kingdom to the hills of northern Iraq and from the beaches of Normandy to the waters of the Persian Gulf, here is a look at some of the best photos taken by Stars and Stripes photographers and reporters in Europe and the Middle East in 2014.

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