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  • Typhoon survivor Manolito Pacurib stands inside his damaged home near a shipping vessel that remains grounded after being washed ashore during Typhoon Haiyan, in Tacloban, Philippines, Dec. 23, 2013. 
  • Mikhail Khodorkovsky, former Russian oil baron, was reunited with his family in Berlin a day after being released from a decade-long imprisonment in Russia, Dec. 22, 2013. 
  • People inspect the rubble of damaged buildings following a Syrian government airstrike in Aleppo, Dec. 15, 2013.
  • People light candles in front of a photo of former South African president Nelson Mandela, at the Trocadero Square, Paris,  France, Dec. 15, 2013.
  • Microdrone pilot Daniel Knoche poses with the prototype of a "parcelcopter" of German postal and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL in Bonn, Germany, Dec. 9, 2013. 
  • Iranians wave their national flag as they hold a poster of President Hassan Rouhani, while welcoming Iranian nuclear negotiators upon their arrival from Geneva in Tehran, Nov. 24, 2013.
  • Women clean food grain spoiled by floodwaters at a government storehouse in Jagannathpur, Ganjam district of Orissa state, India, Oct. 26, 2013.
  • Debris left by Superstorm Sandy where the boardwalk had been in front of Lucky Leo's arcade in Seaside Heights, N.J., Nov. 22, 2012 and people walking by the rebuilt area nearly a year later, Oct. 13, 2013.
  • Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old girl from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban, arrives with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on the International Day of the Girl at the World Bank in Washington, Oct. 11, 2013.
  • A sign for a gourmet shop advertises a deal for furloughed government workers in Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 5, 2013. 
  • Civilians escape an area at the Westgate mall in Nairobi after a terrrorist attack that killed more than 70, Sept. 21, 2013.
  • Aaron Alexis, a former Navy reservist and IT contractor, moves through the hallways of Building #197 carrying a shotgun at the Washington Navy Yard. He killed 12 people inside the building in Washington on Sept. 16, 2013.
  • Rev. Bobby Turner places his hand on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, Aug. 22, 2013.
  • Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, center, is escorted to a security vehicle outside after a hearing on his court martial for leaking classified material, Fort Meade, Maryland, August 20, 2013.
  • Members of Ultras, hardcore supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, shout slogans and wave flags around Cairo University and Nahdet Misr Square, August 2, 2013. 
  • Ariel Castro, who imprisoned three women in his home for years, walks into the courtroom watched closely by a deputy sheriff in Cleveland, Ohio, July 26, 2013.
  • This aerial image taken from video shows a general view of the site of a train accident in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, that killed almost 80 people, July 25, 2013.
  • Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge hold the Prince of Cambridge as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital where the Duchess gave birth in London, July 23, 2013.
  • Worshippers at the Middle Collegiate Church hold prayer services wearing hoodies in support of slain teenager Trayvon Martin in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman, New York, July 14, 2013. 
  • Oscar Pistorius pulls on his carbon fiber running blades at the University of Pretoria during his first track training session since killing girlfriend at their home in South Africa, June 27, 2013.
  • Riot police detain a man during a demonstration while Brazilian anti-government protesters rally, in part angered by the billions spent for World Cup preparations, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, June 26, 2013. 
  • This photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows form NSA contractor Edward Snowden in Hong Kong after he leaked classified documents, June 9, 2013.
  • A man holds a woman after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Savar near Dhaka, killing more than 1,100 people, April 25, 2013. 
  • A Union flag-draped coffin bearing the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is carried on a gun carriage drawn by the King's Troop Royal Artillery during her ceremonial funeral procession in London, England, April 17, 2013.
  • Runners continue to run towards the finish line of the Boston Marathon as an explosion erupts near the finish line of the race, killing 3 people and injuring more than 250, April 15, 2013.
  • Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, March 19, 2013. 
  • The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is taken from the hospital where he died to a military academy in Caracas, March 6, 2013.
  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama share a dance during the Commander-In-Chief Inaugural ball at the Washington Convention Center, Jan. 21, 2013.
  • A French soldier secures a perimeter on the outskirts of Diabaly, north of Bamako, Mali, Jan. 21, 2013. 
  • Seven-time Tour de France cycling chamption, American Lance Armstrong, is pictured here in the documentary film, “The Armstrong Lie." He confessed to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Jan. 14, 2013. 

The Year in Photos

Published December 24, 2013


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