If a picture's worth a thousand words, then these photos are novels in themselves. With one snap, they capture awe-inspiring moments from around the globe in 2013.
The Most Powerful Photos from 2013
President Barack Obama stands facing out to see, at the 'Door of No Return,' at the slave house on Goree Island, in Dakar, Senegal.
Make A Wish Foundation Grants 5 Year Old Miles's Wish To Be Batman.
George Zimmerman winks at his defense counsel.
An Indian youth dangles from a power line before diving into the floodwaters of an overflowing Ganges river in Allahabad.
Visitors take photos of Pope Francis as he speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.
A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral.
Afghan schoolchildren take lessons in an open classroom at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Nangarhar province.
A Thai policeman salutes to anti-government protesters from inside the Government House building, in Bangkok.
In this late Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 photo, Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash into the air as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia.
A man uses his mobile phone as Mount Sinabung continues to erupt, with hot smoke spewing from the volcano.
A man fans flames on a fire Tanauan on November 19, 2013 in Leyte, Philippines following the typhoons.
Queen Elizabeth II watches boxing training during a visit to The Factory Youth Zone.
Wearing his spacesuit US astronaut Rick Mastracchio attends the preflight training in the Russian leased Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome.
A boy hops from a cluster of crypts to another which are spruced up for the observance of All Saints' Day at a public cemetery at Paranaque city.
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama joins with Sesame Street's Elmo and Rosalita for an announcement on a new initiative aimed at promoting healthier nutrition for school children.
Runners participate in the Chicago Marathon.
Marathon Sports Boston Store Manager Shane O'hara, right in yellow, embraces Boston Red Sox player Jarrod Saltalamacchia at the Boston Marathon finish line following a special ceremony in honor of the Boston Marathon bombings.
An Egyptian boy in an army costume salutes while posing next to army soldiers, from atop an armored vehicle guarding an entrance to Tahrir Square.
A rainbow is seen behind the world's tallest radio tower 'Tokyo Skytree' in Tokyo.
Great Dane 'Oscar', whose show name was Annador 'How Sweet It Is', poses alongside 12-week-old French Bulldog 'Hunter'.
Carrie Bergonia of Pennsylvania looks over the name of her fiancé, firefighter Joseph Ogren, at the 9/11 Memorial during ceremonies marking the 12th anniversary.