From global uprisings to natural disasters linked to climate change to fierce political debates, here are 2019's most dramatic images as selected by ABC News photo editors.

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Aliana Alexis stands on what's left of her home after Hurricane Dorian at Marsh Harbour in Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, on Sept. 5. Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane, causing massive destruction and killing at least 50 people before making its way up the eastern seaboard to Nova Scotia, Canada.
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