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Photos: The 45 Most Powerful Images of 2013

Yasha Wallin

A lot happened this year: protests swept Brazil, Turkey, Thailand, Bahrain; natural disasters devastated the Philippines, China, the U.S.; same-sex marriage became legal in cities around the world; a man attempted to break the Guinness World Record for largest wave ever surfed; a new pope moved into the Vatican; the U.S. government shutdown; a garment factory building collapsed in Bangladesh; Trayvon Martin; the Boston Marathon. Here's a look at the incredible images from these powerful events.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Amazing how you can see such a great amount of humanity/people caring for one another in this set of pics. Not sure I like Zimmerman being in this set, but I love the rest.