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Great and Profound Photos of 2013 (32 pics)

Posted in Picdumps   9 Dec 2013   / 8669 views

A couple pauses between salvaging through the remains of a family member’s home one day after a tornado devastated the town of Moore, Oklahoma.

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

Michael Knaapen and John Becker, who married seven years ago in Toronto, Canada, react to the news that the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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

Tammy Holmes and her grandchildren take refuge under a jetty as a wildfire rages in the Australian town of Dunalley.

An anti-government protester gives a rose to a Thai soldier at the Defense Ministry during a rally in Bangkok.

Thania Sayne leans on the headstone marking the grave of her husband, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery.

Garrett McNamara attempts to break the Guinness World Record for largest wave ever surfed on in Nazare, Portugal.

A boy carries his dog through floodwaters brought by the monsoon rain in Manila, Philippines.

Catholics take photos with their phones and tablets of the newly-elected Pope Francis as he speaks from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.

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.

An Indian youth dangles from a power line before diving into the floodwaters of an overflowing Ganges river in Allahabad in August.

A man rescues a woman from her car on a flooded road in the Athens suburb of Chalandri in February.

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

A woman sits prayerfully while her head is shaved to mourn the late Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk ahead of his funeral in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Afghan boys play with toy guns on the first day of Eid al-Adha in October.

Bill Iffrig, 78, lies on the ground as police officers react to a second explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

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.

Visitors watch water gushing from a section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on China’s Yellow River during a July 6 operation to remove built-up silt.

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.

Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which left 1.9 million homeless, take part in a religious procession in Tolosa on the eastern Philippine island of Leyte.

George Zimmerman winks at his lawyer at the start of his trial in Seminole Circuit Court.

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.

Capt. Michael Potoczniak marries his partner Todd Saunders, in a ceremony in San Francisco on June 29.

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.

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.

President Obama looks out the “Door of No Return” on Goree Island off the Senegalese coast, which was the last stop for millions of slaves sent to the New World.

Women carrying children run for safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree in a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya that left 67 dead.

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

An Indonesian child watches as ash spews out of Mt. Sinabung.

Inmate firefighters prepare to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif., in August.

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. 15.

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Comments (2):

Nextna 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#7 - Now that is sad... :(
JISR 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Yes, is sad, but whats the point of make useless wars against other countryes?, make widows and orphans? this is not what "call of duty" shown, right kid?