Best photos of 2013, New York Post

BEST OF 2013 - Greenland:  A Laboratory For The Symptoms Of Global Warming
The village of Ilulissat is seen near the icebergs that broke off from the Jakobshavn Glacier in Ilulissat, Greenland.
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Crowds jam Copacabana Beach for Pope Francis’ final Mass in Rio de Janeiro.
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A coal-burning energy plant in the early morning hours near Bismarck, North Dakota.
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Central American immigrants stand atop a freight train headed north in Arriaga, Mexico. Thousands of immigrants ride atop the trains, known as “la bestia,” or the beast, during their long and perilous journey through Mexico to the US border.
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A building gets sucked into a sinkhole that opened overnight at Summer Bay Resort in Clermont, Florida.
AP


An employee uses the light from a head torch to illuminate the walls of a potash mine operated by OAO Uralkali, world’s biggest potash producer, in Berezniki, Russia. Russia pressured Belarus to free Vladislav Baumgertner, the head of OAO Uralkali, saying a refusal may harm relations as the smaller nation faces a funding crunch.
Bloomberg


A male jaguar bites a Yacare caiman on a river island in Pantanal, Brazil.
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A laborer separates onions inside Shivshankar Trading Company’s onion storehouse at the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) in Lasalgaon, India.
Bloomberg


‘The Tribute in Light,’ commemorating the World Trade Center’s twin towers that were destroyed on September 11, 2001, rises above buildings in lower Manhattan.
AP


Jonathan Trappe during his unsuccessful world record attempt to cross the Atlantic using helium-filled balloons.
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Folks happily celebrate the start of Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival, in Munich.
AP


A super cell thunderstorm illuminates the sky in Sanford, Kansas.
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Shepherds (unseen) lead their sheep through the center of Madrid in defense of ancient grazing and migration rights threatened by urban sprawl.
AP


Thania Sayne of Effingham, Illinios, cries at the grave of her husband, Army Sgt. Timothy D. Sayne, during the playing of taps at a nearby burial service at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia, – one day before what would have been their third wedding anniversary. Sayne was four months pregnant with their second son, Douglas, when her husband was killed on Sept. 18, 2011.
AP


Yves Rossy, aka the Jetman, soars past Mount Fuji in Japan after jumping from a helicopter at 11,811 feet with a pair of jet wings.
AP


Sarah Stanczyk lies covered up in Arlington Cemetery at the grave site of Sfc. David Metzger, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.
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A young survivor uses a plastic cover to protect himself from rain as he passes by a damaged Boy Scout statue in typhoon-ravaged Leyte, Philippines four days after Typhoon Haiyan struck.
AP


Family members gather around a grave of a relative killed by Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte, Philippines.
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Desperate villagers rush to the window of a US Navy Seahawk helicopter as crewmen deliver aid during an emergency drop in San Jose, Philippines. Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced by Typhoon Haiyan, which tore across several islands in the eastern Philippines on November 8.
AP


Typhoon Haiyan victims sift through the rubble of their destroyed homes as a military cargo plane flies over head in Tacloban.
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Tribesmen lead their camels through the sand dunes of the Liwa desert, west of Abu Dhabi.
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People queue up at the Pretoria showground to board buses that will take them to the Union Buildings to bid farewell to South African former president Nelson Mandela.
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An orthodox Jewish man builds a snowman in Jerusalem following a snowstorm. The hilltop city was paralyzed by its fiercest snowstorm in years, with its mayor calling out the army to help stranded motorists.
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Army cadets hold a large photo of Army head coach Rich Ellerson during an NCAA college football game against Navy in Philadelphia. Navy won 34-7.
AP


A volunteer carries a baby red howler monkey during its recovery at the Santa Fe Zoo in Medellin, Colombia. The red howler monkeys are an endangered species, which makes them attractive to wildlife traders.

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