As the year comes to a close, we’re
looking back at some of the most touching, impactful and shocking
pictures of the year for 2013:
Just outside of the Gran Mosque in
Paris, a man kicks an activist from the FEMEN feminist movement while
raising fist in protest against the Islamists.
In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a protester
takes a rubber bullet fired by riot police during the unrest that
erupted in the face the countries of rising prices and corruption.
One protester was engulfed in flames
when Bahraini riot police fired a shot that hit him in his hand which
was carrying a bottle with gasoline he was ready to launch.
Fleeing from the devastating wildfires
Dunalley, Australia, Tammy Holmes and grandchildren take refuge under
A day after the tornado that swept
through Moore, Oklahoma, a couple searched for their belongings in
the wreckage of what was their home.
A young Indian man hanging from a power
line before finally falling into the flooding waters of the River
Ganges in Allahabad.
Hundreds of Catholics use their
smartphones and tablets to take pictures of the newly elected Pope
Francisco as he first appears on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica
in the Vatican.
The aerialist Nik Wallenda walks along
a steel cable over 400 meters above the Little Colorado River in
Trying to break
the Guinness World Record, Garrett McNamara surfs on one of the
biggest waves of Portugal’s Nazare coast.