THE MOST POWERFUL PHOTOS OF 2013


An anti-government protester gives a rose to a Thai soldier at the Defense Ministry during a rally in Bangkok.
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A couple pauses between salvaging through the remains of a family member’s home one day after a tornado devastated the town of Moore, Oklahoma.
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Aerialist Nik Wallenda walks a 2-inch-thick, quarter mile long steel cable over the Little Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona in June.
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A demonstrator is shot by rubber bullets as riot police charge after clashes erupted during a protest against corruption and price hikes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Thania Sayne leans on the headstone marking the grave of her husband, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Garrett McNamara attempts to break the Guinness World Record for largest wave ever surfed on in Nazare, Portugal.
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Catholics take photos with their phones and tablets of the newly-elected Pope Francis as he speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.
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Renata Teodoro, 25, right, holds hands with her mother, Gorete Borges Teodoro, who was deported six years ago from the U.S., through the bars of a border fence in Nogales, Ariz.
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A woman tries to stop a military bulldozer from hurting a wounded person after clashes between security forces and opposition groups that left hundreds dead in Cairo.
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An Indian youth dangles from a power line before diving into the floodwaters of an overflowing Ganges river in Allahabad in August.
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A man rescues a woman from her car on a flooded road in the Athens suburb of Chalandri in February.
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A boy looks into the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., which was temporarily closed due to the government shutdown.
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Afghan boys play with toy guns on the first day of Eid al-Adha in October.
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A Bahraini anti-government protester is engulfed in flames after a shot fired by riot police hit the gasoline bomb in his hand that he was preparing to throw.
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Visitors watch water gushing from a section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on China’s Yellow River during a July 6 operation to remove built-up silt.
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Figo, a Kentucky police dog, pays his last respects to his human partner, Officer Jason Ellis, who was killed in an ambush five days earlier.
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Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which left 1.9 million homeless, take part in a religious procession in Tolosa on the eastern Philippine island of Leyte.
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Rescuers pull out a female survivor, Reshma, alive 16 days after a garment factory building collapsed in Bangladesh.
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A boy holds his mother's leg as he cries in front of their damaged house after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake at Longmen village, Lushan county in Ya'an, Sichuan province.
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An Air Force sergeant surprises his wife and daughter during the second quarter of a game between the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers.
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President Obama looks out the “Door of No Return” on Goree Island off the Senegalese coast, which was the last stop for millions of slaves sent to the New World.
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Rescue workers carry a child who was rescued from the rubble at the site of a collapsed residential building in Mumbai, India, in September.
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Miles, a five-year-old battling leukemia, is dressed as ''Batkid'' as part of a day arranged by the Make-A-Wish Foundation in San Francisco on Nov. 15.
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Inmate firefighters prepare to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif., in August.
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An Indonesian child watches as ash spews out of Mt. Sinabung.
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