Best Photos 2013

In the past year the agency Getty Images has compiled a list of the best photos of 2013



1. Regiment soldiers on the morning exercises in the Chinese province of Heilongjiang. The temperature dropped to -30 degrees Celsius



2. The release of ash from the volcano Popocatepetl in Mexico. The city of Tlaxcala announced the alarm at five points on the seven-point scale: villages, located on the territory of 12 kilometers around the volcano should be prepared to evacuate.



3. 27-year-old Boris the polar bear under anesthesia. He carried out a full medical examination before surgery on the teeth and eyes in a veterinary clinic in the city of Tacoma, Washington.



4. Prince William helps his wife at the parade in honor of St. Patrick's Day in Aldershot: the Duchess of Cambridge heel stuck in the grate.



5. US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance at the ball during the inauguration.



6. Boeing 777 belonging to the airline of South Korea after the collapse of the International Airport of San Francisco.


7. Tens of thousands of workers and activists in Jakarta, demanding increase the minimum wage and better working conditions


8. Lightning struck the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. On this day, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he was leaving the throne, as health does not allow him to continue. This is unprecedented in the modern history of the Catholic Church.


9. In one of the spas in Jakarta, Indonesia has an unusual service - massage snakes. It is believed that the body pythons crawling help to forget about everyday worries and get rid of stress.


10. protesters in Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey. May 2013.


11. Actress Jennifer Lawrence learned that won the Academy Award for Best Actress in the movie "My boyfriend - crazy." The award ceremony in the theater "Dolby", California.


12. Guests at the Cathedral of St. Paul in the farewell ceremony for British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.


13. Chinese astronauts saluting near Shenzhou capsule after a successful landing in Mongolia.


14. Israelis are watching a swarm of locusts in the Negev desert on the Israeli-Egyptian border. In March this year from Egypt to Israel attacked the hordes of locusts.


15. A man holds on to the fence during the impact of a strong wave caused by unprecedented rainfall during the tropical cyclone "Oswald." Sydney, Australia.


16. The horse fell during the race with obstacles in the Scottish town of Ayr.


17. American pilgrim "Hope of Glory" in the way of Christ on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem on Good Friday.


18. A collage of photos of Tiananmen Square in Beijing: at the bottom - the image of the sky January 23, 2013, when the level of air pollution has reached a critical value.


19. Lightning struck in Willis -Tauer in Chicago during a severe storm


20. View of New York City and the memorial day of the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 9, 2013.


21. The workers are preparing to clean the windows in the building of the Shanghai World Financial Center.


22. People are candles around the statue of Buddha on the day of veneration of Buddha in Thailand.


23. Biennial Jack Rigby at the funeral of his father, Lee Rigby in Britain.
An employee of the Royal Infantry Regiment, was killed while on duty in London's Woolwich. The inscription on the T-shirt "My dad - my hero».


24. Soccer FC Lazio rejoices the third goal in the gates of Catania. Playing the Serie A, the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.


25. The team at Red Bull Soapbox Race in London. Teams compete on makeshift racing machines that move along an inclined path by gravity.


26. Firefighters extinguish a fire on the last day of the Spanish festival of Las Fallas fire in Spain. This day marks the beginning of spring with fireworks and burning huge doll.


27. More than three thousand pairs of the number of parishioners organization "Unification Church" take part in the mass wedding ceremony in South Korea.


28. The attraction at the festival Oktoberfest in Munich.


29. About 600 students of Hebei Normal University in China spent the night in the gym to escape from the unprecedented heat wave that has been this summer in China. University authorities have included in the room air-conditioning and an outstanding student mats


30. The red flag was blown by the wind on your face hour before the ceremony welcoming the Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard. It takes place in the House of the People in Beijing. Julia Gillard visited China on an official visit during the Boao Forum aziaskogo - 2013.


31. Andrew Jerman and his dog in anticipation of the start of the new hunting season.


32. Yellow Scorpion glows in the dark, while eating their prey in the Negev desert in Israel. This desert was in second place among the ten most popular tourist destinations in 2013.


33. Dancer and the policeman at Notting Hill Carnival in London.


34. Russian President Vladimir Putin at a dive. Hogland Island in the Baltic Sea, which found the sunken frigate "Oleg».


35. A man and his son in the Chinese province of Qingdao, where there has been an unprecedented invasion of green algae. From June to the city's beaches have taken more than 50, 000 tons of algae.


36. Kate Middleton with her newborn son in the hospital of St. Mary in London.
Newborn George Alexander Louis was given the title of Prince of Cambridge and was the third in line to the British throne after his father and grandfather, Charles William.


37. British Finance Minister George Osborne plays with children during a visit to a London kindergarten


38. Smog shrouded the Australian Sydney. Because of the strongest in the last 40 years, forest fires over the city hung a huge cloud of smoke.


39. Students of the Scottish University of St Andrews in the so-called "raisin weekend" at this time younger students should thank the senior students for tuition. By tradition, the festival are "fighting foam" - the students buy a few thousand cans of shaving foam and begin to coat each other their contents.


40. The police in Illinois Chicago are investigating the murder of 24-year-old man near the South Side.


41. An activist of the movement "Femen" attacking the president of Russia Vladimir Putin at the Hanover industrial fair Hannover Messe.


42. Rescue team in Indonesia is looking for flight recorders at the crash site off the coast of Bali. When landing at the international airport "Ngurah Rai" in terms of the equatorial rain pilot missed the band, and the plane fell in shallow water.


43. Rescue work after the collapse of the eight-storey building in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


44. The American flag on the ruins of a house in Moore after a devastating tornado in May this year.


45. Participants of the festival Patum de Berga in Spain. Festival includes parades mystical and symbolic figures dancing to drum beats. It is taking place during the Catholic feast of the Body and Blood of Christ.


46. ​​Senior Airman Sheila Smith and Courtney Burdshou after wedding ceremony in Manhattan.


47. Bull before the race is at the entrance to the arena at the festival of San Fermin in Spain.
The annual Spanish festival became popular after Ernest Hemingway's novel "Fiesta (The Sun Also Rises)," written in 1926.


48. The "colored races" in Gold Coast, Australia.


49. View of the flooded parts of the capital of Slovakia - Bratislava. This year the level of flooding has reached a record high of 1, 030 cm, but the barrier prevented flooding of the city center.


50. A man comforting his daughter during a flood in the southern part of Queensland in Australia.


51. Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. This is the last meeting before the pontiff's abdication.


52. The people who had gathered at the temple of Krishna in Srijith, watered with paint. This festival - a double celebration of Holi in Barsanov.

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