2013 Year in Pictures, The Big Picture ( 2 )


A view of the activity of volcano Tungurahua, seen from the village of Cotalo, Ecuador, May 8. (Jose Jacome/EPA)


A man falls from a high floor of a burning building in central Lahore, May 9. Fire erupted on the seventh floor of the LDA plaza in Lahore and quickly spread to higher floors leaving many people trapped inside the building. At least three people fell from the high floors trying to avoid the fire that engulfed the building. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


LaTisha Garcia carries her 8-year-old daughter, Jazmin Rodriguez, near Plaza Towers Elementary School after a massive tornado carved its way through Moore, Okla., May 20. leaving little of the school and neighborhood. (Sue Ogrock/Associated Press)


M23 rebel recruits stand at attention during a training session at the Rumangabo military camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo May 16. (James Akena/Reuters)


Rescue workers break away bits of a pipe to remove a newborn baby boy stuck inside a sewage pipe in the city of Jinhua, in the eastern province of Zhejiang. The newborn baby boy was rescued in a Chinese apartment building after being flushed down a toilet, state media said, provoking online outrage on May 28. (AFPTV/AFP/Getty Images)


Men play soccer between the shadows of buildings on Boa Viagem Beach in Recife, Brazil, June 14. (Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)


A submerged statue of the Hindu Lord Shiva stands amid the floodwaters of the Ganges river at Rishikesh in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand June 17. Early monsoon rains have swollen the Ganges, India’s longest river, swept away houses, killed at least 60 people and left tens of thousands stranded. (Reuters)


A protestor is hit by water sprayed from a water cannon during clashes in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey, June 11. (Kerum Okten/EPA)


A supermoon rises next to the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, some 65 kilometers south of Athens, on June 23. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images)


A nun reacts as the tide comes in fast on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 27. Pope Francis was to preside over an evening vigil service on Copacabana beach that was expected to draw more than 1 million young people. (Victor R. Caivano/Associated Press)


A Filipino resident tries to salvage his belongings from a burning building as a fire engulfs a shanty town in Makati’s financial district, Philippines, July 11. (Francis R. Malasig/EPA)


Tourists and inhabitants find shelter in the sea as a wildfire approaches the village of Megalo Livadi in Serifos island at the Aegean sea, Greece, July 27. Major wildfires raged at the island of Rhodes and Crete as the one in Serifos was brought under control on early July 28. (Chloe Kritharas/EPA)


Water is seen on part of the glacial ice sheet that covers about 80 percent of the country is seen on July 17 on the Glacial Ice Sheet, Greenland. As the sea levels around the globe rise, researchers affilitated with the National Science Foundation and other organizations are studying the phenomena of the melting glaciers and its long-term ramifications. The warmer temperatures that have had an effect on the glaciers in Greenland also have altered the ways in which the local populace farm, fish, hunt and even travel across land. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


An injured man sits next to the body of a victim covered with a blanket following a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela. A train hurtled off the tracks on July 24 in northwest Spain killing at least 78 passengers and injuring more than 140, the country’s deadliest rail disaster in more than 40 years. (Xoan A. Soler/AFP/Getty Images)


A woman carrying her baby and wrapped with a shawl walks through a sandstorm in Timbuktu July 29. (Joe Penney/Reuters)


Song Xuxia, 19, receives treatment at a hospital after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Minxian county, Dingxi, Gansu province, July 23. The death toll from two earthquakes in China’s western Gansu province has climbed to 95, with more than 1000 people injured, after around 51,800 buildings collapsed and tens of thousands more were badly damaged. Song’s leg, waist and face were injured during the earthquake when she was stuck in a collapsed house. Fortunately the villagers heard her cry and managed to pull her out from the debris in time. (Reuters)


A man holds the body of a dead child among bodies of people activists say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta region, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus August 21. Syrian activists said at least 213 people, including women and children, were killed in a nerve gas attack by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces on rebel-held districts of the Ghouta region east of Damascus. (Bassam Khabieh/Reuters)


Locals combat a forest fire at Satao, near Viseu, Portugal, August 11. About 200 firemen were dispatched to tackle the blaze. (Nuno Andre Ferreira/EPA)


A protester comforts a wounded colleague after Egyptian security forces began to clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 14. (Ahmed Gomaa/Associated Press)

1Rescuers pull out a female survivor, Reshma, alive on the 17th day after the Rana Plaza building collapsed, in Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 10. (EPA)

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