2013: The Year in Photos, May – August, The Atlantic

1In a natural color mosaic, Saturn eclipses the Sun as seen by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on July 19, 2013. This image spans about 404,880 miles (651,591 km) across. Earth is barely visible as a single pixel just below the main rings, and to the right of the planet. At this point, Cassini was looking back from more than 898 million miles (1.5 billion km) away from Earth.
(AP Photo/NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI)

An aerial photo of a neighborhood in Moore, Oklahoma, completely flattened by the massive tornado on May 20, 2013. In less than an hour, 25 were killed, 375 injured, 1,150 homes destroyed, damages adding up to more than $2 billion. (AP Photo/Steve Gooch)

This picture taken with a slow exposure shows seagulls flying in the sky over Rome on May 2, 2013. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

A series of images shows a mockup of a terrorist with a balloon for a head, as it is shot by members of the Brazilian Navy acting as snipers, during an exhibition showcasing their operational capacity to combat terrorist attacks and riots, ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup and World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro May 27, 2013. (Reuters/Ricardo Moraes)

A Turkish riot policeman sprays tear gas as people protest against the destruction of trees in a park brought about by a pedestrian project, in Taksim Square in central Istanbul, Turkey, on May 28, 2013. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

Erdem Gunduz (center) stands in a silent protest along with others, at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 17, 2013. Gunduz, a Turkish man, staged an eight-hour silent vigil on Istanbul’s Taksim Square, scene of violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters, inspiring hundreds of others to follow his lead. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

A protester tries to remain standing as police use a water cannon during clashes at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 11, 2013. Hundreds of police in riot gear forced their way through barricades in the square early Tuesday, pushing many of the protesters who had occupied the square for more than a week into a nearby park. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Syria in Ruins. A man walks along a damaged street filled with debris after years of warfare, in Deir al-Zor, Syria, on June 17, 2013. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)

Smuggled bear paws, arranged on the ground at the China-Russia border in Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on June 15, 2013. Two Russians were arrested for smuggling 213 bear paws into China at a China-Russia land border, according to the Chinese customs police’s recent announcement. Bear paws reportedly are believed by some people in China to have high nutritional value. (Reuters/Stringer)

Russian President Vladimir Putin submerges on board Sea Explorer 5 bathyscaphe off the island of Gogland 180 km (110 mi) west of St. Petersburg, Russia, on July 15, 2013. Putin rode the small submersible craft 60 meters (200 feet) down to see the remains of the naval frigate Oleg, which sank in 1869. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

Asiana Airlines flight attendants and rescued passengers rest on a San Francisco International Airport runway after their flight crash-landed, on July 6, 2013. Flight 214, a Boeing 777 aircraft, struck a seawall at the end of the runway, before slamming to the ground and sliding to a rough stop. Out of 307 people aboard, 3 were killed, and 181 injured. (Reuters/Eugene Anthony Rah)

A German tourist bathes in the Aegean sea in Arcadia prefecture on the east coast of Peloponnese south of Athens, Greece, on July 3, 2013. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)

A Yellow Scorpion eats his prey near Sde Boker in the Negev Desert, Israel, on August 5, 2013. Scorpions have chemicals in their cuticle that naturally fluoresce when viewed under black light. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

A military helicopter is illuminated by green laser lights from below, as it flies above Tahrir Square while a huge crowd of protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi shout slogans against him and Brotherhood members, in Cairo, on June 30, 2013. Egyptians poured onto the streets on Sunday, swelling crowds that numbered into the millions, calling on Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to resign. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Millions attend as Pope Francis celebrates a huge mass at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 28, 2013. (Reuters/Stefano Rellandini)

A police vehicle falls off of the 6th of October bridge close to the largest sit-in by supporters of ousted President Morsi in Cairo, Egypt, on August 14, 2013. The vehicle apparently fell while backing away from protesters, and was not pushed over, as was earlier reported. (AP Photo/Aly Hazzaa, El Shorouk Newspaper)

After Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted, his supporters took to the streets. A pro-Morsi demonstrator holds another as Egyptian security forces move in to clear a protest in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, on August 14, 2013. Egyptian security forces, backed by armored cars and bulldozers, moved to clear two sit-in camps by supporters of Morsi, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

A firefighter uses a hose to douse flames of the Rim Fire on a hillside, on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters battled the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A marionette version of Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, on the track ahead of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at the Luzhniki Sports Complex on August 9, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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