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IMAGES THAT SHOOK THE WORLD - MOST POWERFUL PHOTOS OF 2013

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A couple pauses between salvaging through the remains of a family member's home. Aerialist Nik Wallenda walks a 2-inch-thick, quarter mile long steel cable. A demonstrator is shot by rubber bullets as riot police charge after clashes erupted. A man dressed as Superman smiles at patient Joao Bertola, 2, and his father at the Hospital Infantil Sabara in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Tammy Holmes and her grandchildren take refuge under a jetty as a wildfire rages in the Australian town of Dunalley. An anti-government protester gives a rose to a Thai soldier at the Defense Ministry during a rally in Bangkok. Thania Sayne leans on the headstone marking the grave of her husband, who was killed in Afghanistan. Garrett McNamara attempts to break the Guinness World Record for largest wave ever surfed on in Nazare, Portugal. A boy carries his dog through floodwaters. Catholics take photos with their phones and tablets of the newly-elected Pope Francis. Renata Teodoro, 25, right, holds hands with her mother, Gorete Borges Teodoro. A woman tries to stop a military bulldozer from hurting a wounded person. An Indian youth dangles from a power line before diving into the floodwaters of an overflowing Ganges river in Allahabad in August. A Pakistani man carrying a child rushes away from the site of a car bombing in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan. A man kicks a topless activist of the Ukrainian feminist movement. A young man jumps from the Yangtze River Bridge in Wuhan, China, into the river following another person who committed suicide minutes earlier. A man rescues a woman from her car on a flooded road in the Athens suburb of Chalandri in February. A boy looks into the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., which was temporarily closed due to the government shutdown. A woman sits prayerfully while her head is shaved to mourn the late Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk ahead of his funeral in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Afghan boys play with toy guns on the first day of Eid al-Adha in October. 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. Bill Iffrig, 78, lies on the ground as police officers react to a second explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Runners observe a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings before the start of the London Marathon in Greenwich, southeast London. 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. 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. 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. Rescuers pull out a female survivor, Reshma, alive 16 days after a garment factory building collapsed in Bangladesh. George Zimmerman winks at his lawyer at the start of his trial in Seminole Circuit Court. A boy holds his mother's leg as he cries in front of their damaged house. Capt. Michael Potoczniak marries his partner Todd Saunders, in a ceremony in San Francisco on June 29. 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. A couple runs near riot police gathered at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. President Obama looks out the "Door of No Return" on Goree Island off the Senegalese coast. Women carrying children run for safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree in a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya that left 67 dead. Rescue workers carry a child who was rescued from the rubble at the site of a collapsed residential building in Mumbai, India, in September. Pope Francis blesses and prays with a severely disfigured man. An Indonesian child watches as ash spews out of Mt. S...