The Most Powerful Photos Of 2013, Buzzfeed

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Aerialist Nik Wallenda walks a 2-inch-thick, quarter mile long steel cable over the Little Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona in June.


Christophe Simon / AFP / Getty Images
A demonstrator is shot by rubber bullets as riot police charge after clashes erupted during a protest against corruption and price hikes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Nacho Doce / Reuters
A man dressed as Superman smiles at patient Joao Bertola, 2, and his father at the Hospital Infantil Sabara in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn, File
An anti-government protester gives a rose to a Thai soldier at the Defense Ministry during a rally in Bangkok.


Tó Mané / Barcroft Media / Landov
Garrett McNamara attempts to break the Guinness World Record for largest wave ever surfed on in Nazare, Portugal.


Samantha Sais /The New York Times / Redux Pictures
Renata Teodoro, 25, right, holds hands with her mother, Gorete Borges Teodoro, who was deported six years ago from the U.S., through the bars of a border fence in Nogales, Ariz.


Sanjay Kanojia / AFP / Getty Images


Mohammad Sajjad / AP
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.


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A young man jumps from the Yangtze River Bridge in Wuhan, China, into the river following another person who committed suicide minutes earlier.


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A boy looks into the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., which was temporarily closed due to the government shutdown.


Hasan Jamali / AP
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.


Luke Macgregor / Reuters
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.


Noah Berger / AP
Sue Rochman, left, and Robin Romdalvik hug their son Maddox Rochman-Romdalvik, 8, at San Francisco’s City Hall, after the Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California.


Jonathan Palmer / Herald-Leader
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.


Dmitry Lovetsky, File / AP Photo
Riot police guard gay rights activists who have been beaten by anti-gay protesters during an authorized gay rights rally in St.Petersburg, Russia.


Jason Lee / Reuters
A boy holds his mother’s leg as he cries in front of their damaged house after a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake at Longmen village, Lushan county in Ya’an, Sichuan province.


Brad Penner / USA TODAY Sports
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.


Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters
A couple runs near riot police gathered at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, on Sept. 7 before the international friendly soccer match between Brazil and Australia.


Reuters
Rescue workers carry a child who was rescued from the rubble at the site of a collapsed residential building in Mumbai, India, in September.


Roni Bintang / Reuters
An Indonesian child watches as ash spews out of Mt. Sinabung.


Erik De Castro / Reuters
Newly-born Bea Joy sleeps as her mother recuperates in a makeshift birthing clinic at the airport in typhoon-devastated Tacloban. Ortega was in an evacuation center when the storm hit and had to swim and cling to a post to survive.


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Miles, a five-year-old battling leukemia, is dressed as “Batkid” as part of a day arranged by the Make-A-Wish Foundation in San Francisco on Nov.

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