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.
Most Powerful Photos of 2013
The Most Powerful Photos from 2013
Make A Wish Foundation Grants 5 Year Old Miles's Wish To Be Batman.
An Indian youth dangles from a power line before diving into the floodwaters of an overflowing Ganges river in Allahabad.
Afghan schoolchildren take lessons in an open classroom at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Nangarhar province.
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.
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.
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.
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'.