In this Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 photo provided by Johnny Nguyen, Portland police Sgt. Bret Barnum, left, and Devonte Hart, 12, hug at a rally in Portland, Ore., where people had gathered in support of the protests in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Johnny Huu Nguyen)

Photos: The lasting images of 2014

In a world growing more fragmented with every passing year, here are the stories that captured the world’s attention in 2014.

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Oregon man charged in sex case from Asia

A missionary worker from Oregon has been returned to the United States to be prosecuted on an accusation that he molested a boy while in Cam…

Blazers guard Damian Lillard drives past Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams in Portland, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Lillard leads Portland past Philadelphia

Damian Lillard had 28 points and nine assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night for their seventh …

These 3 people are being sought for stealing a car in Hillsboro that had a 2-year-old in the backseat. The boy was found unharmed (Hillsboro PD)

Child in backseat of stolen car unharmed

A child strapped into a car seat was briefly taken by three people who stole the car while it idled in front of a store at the Sunset Esplan…