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Yearender 2013 – The Year in Pictures

To illustrate the most important developments in 2013 epa offers you a selection of its professionally edited service. Just click on the images below to find the collection for the respective month.


epa03917661 YEARENDER 2013 JANUARY US President Barack Obama (L) places his hand on a bible held by Michelle Obama (C) as he is ceremonially sworn in for a second term by Chief Justice John Roberts (R) as the 44th President of the United States in Washington, DC, USA, 21 January 2013. Obama defeated Republican candidate Mitt Romney on Election Day 06 November 2012 to be re-elected for a second term. EPA/TANNEN MAURY epa03917713 YEARENDER 2013 FEBRUARY South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock at the Pretoria Magistrate's court, South Africa, 21 February 2013. EPA/TJ LEMON epa03918678 YEARENDER 2013 MARCH The new Pope, Francis I waves from a balcony of St. Peter's Basilica after he was elected by fellow cardinals following a two day conclave 13 March 2013. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the first pope from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in over a thousand years. EPA/VALDRIN XHEMAJ
January February March
epa03918712 YEARENDER 2013 APRIL A stack of Boston Globe newspapers sits on the sidewalk outside a business on Newbury Street, near the site of deadly twin bombings a day earlier, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 16 April 2013. At least three people died and almost 150 were injured on 15 April 2013 in an apparent terrorist attack near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon in the northeastern US city. EPA/MATTHEW CAVANAUGH epa03920116 YEARENDER 2013 MAY Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Scuderia Ferrari is reflected in the mirror during the 3rd practice session at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo near Barcelona, Spain, 11 May 2013. EPA/SRDJAN SUKI epa03920157 YEARENDER 2013 JUNE A protestor is hit by water sprayed from a water cannon during clashes in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey, 11 June 2013. EPA/KERIM OKTEN
April May June
epa03921703 YEARENDER 2013 JULY Two Muslim Brotherhood members sit in front of the barbed wires as army soldiers keep watch during clashes with Republican Guards forces in Cairo, Egypt, 08 July 2013. Clashes between Islamist protesters and the army in Cairo on 08 July killed at least 51 and injured 322 others. The army said fighting broke out after an armed group attempted to storm a Republican Guards facility, where Morsi's supporters believe he is held. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI epa03921773 YEARENDER 2013 AUGUST US singer Miley Ray Cyrus arrives on the red carpet for the MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 25 August 2013. EPA/JASON SZENES epa03923456 YEARENDER SEPTEMBER 2013 The new Concept S-Class Coupe is presented at the Mercedes Benz exhibition booth during the press day of the Frankfurt Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt, Germany, 10 September 2013. EPA/UWE ZUCCHI
July August September
epa03939176 YEARENDER 2013 OCTOBER A protester is removed as Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies in the House Select Intelligence Committee hearing on 'Potential Changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)' on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 29 October 2013. EPA/SHAWN THEW epa03978815 YEARENDER 2013 NOVEMBER Filipino typhoon victims rush to get relief goods from a US Navy Sea Hawk helicopter in the super typhoon devastated town of Salcedo, Samar island province, Philippines, 16 November 2013. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG Yearender 2013 - Selection December
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