WARNING: SOME IMAGES CONTAIN GRAPHIC CONTENT OR NUDITY In this showcase of some of Reuters' most memorable photos, the photographers offer a behind the scenes account of the images that helped define the year. 93 PHOTOS

What a wonderful collection! Congrats to the photographers and editors! Thank you.

Posted by NIkiV | Report as abusive

I remember this day. snapped a pic from 29th floor wtc building 7.

Posted by dj.rosenbaum | Report as abusive

I sat in awe as I studied each image and read each caption. Remarkable work. Emotion provoking images of life as I have never experienced. Thank you. I going to go hug my wife now.

Posted by spe | Report as abusive

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my god excellent photos, you are all father of photography , i love that alllllllllllllll…… snaps .thnak you all and all the best.

Posted by Jitta | Report as abusive

#24 is horrible. Please tell me it was a joke they slipped in.

Posted by goatonastick | Report as abusive

Some of these photos just took my breath away.The aftermath of wars and natural weather events are similar.The Coke machine in the center of the field in Japan was my favorite.

Posted by geminisinger | Report as abusive

Best. Thank. Bravo Indonesia.

Posted by iNyong060059038 | Report as abusive

The evidence of great photographic skill and journalistic courage does not make it possible, for some of us, to celebrate the pics. The collection is an extraordinarily sad statement on the state of humanity.

How truly hardened an editor must have become, after viewing so much misery, to associate such a collection of photos with the word “best”. This collection leads us to believe this is perhaps one of the saddest years on record. That We are not doing well.

Posted by takeapill | Report as abusive

Awesome pictures! If you liked this, you’ll probably also like my article about the top fifty paradises on earth: http://www.squidoo.com/the-fifty-most-be autiful-places-on-earth

Posted by Joebeducci | Report as abusive

Photographs of misery and dead people are considered “best photographs” of 2013? “Oh look, there’s a woman drowning. Shall I help her, or shall I take a photograph?” What if it was your child? Would you just take a photograph then?

Posted by teliss | Report as abusive

Totally amazing…. I have been lost for words looking throught your photographs, Thank you

Posted by Jadport | Report as abusive

what a sad world we live on…

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Posted by natewf | Report as abusive

Some beautiful but also some powerful photos. A poignant way to remember people so much less fortunate than ourselves, wherever they may be in the world. Here’s to hoping less tragedy befalls 2014. Life is short.

Posted by ManFromLondon | Report as abusive

WOW. These photos are as candid as they are depressing

Posted by andy.n | Report as abusive

I have always thought the role of the “photographer” an odd place in the modern world. To whiness an event but in some strange way not be part of it (or at least try not to be). An eye for the world. Bravo, all of you. Brave. Stupid. Or both. Make sure you find time in your lives to write & publish books about your lives.

Posted by crittertron | Report as abusive

These are the most raw, true and brutal photos i have ever seen. resembling the truth in a way that no words can resemble.

Posted by torras | Report as abusive

I had liberal friends they were voting for Obama (the first time) because he was going to end the wars in the Middle East and bring the troops home….Suckers!!

Posted by Zipperhead12 | Report as abusive

Fascinating. Very well put together, loved reading the stories from the photographers. Have spent the last hour or so browsing through everything!

Posted by ColinMcDermott | Report as abusive

So sad to see how humans treat each other, makes my heart sick.
Other shots were so beautiful, quite the mix of love and hate.

Posted by YesNoMaybeSo | Report as abusive

Really great photos, but… nothing cheerful in this world?..

Posted by UauS | Report as abusive

got some powerful stuff in this collection cant say i find the nudity bits serious though

Posted by johnny505 | Report as abusive

your photos are composed very well and i like the use of color to set the tone in each photo

Posted by boxie12 | Report as abusive

The emotion captured in these pictures is truly breathtaking. All of the photographers did an amazing job.

Posted by KayleyC | Report as abusive

Very inspiring but tragic photos. Really shows all the horrible things going on in this world.

Posted by almaks | Report as abusive

These pictures capture the raw and realistic emotions beautifully.

Posted by Ayden2012 | Report as abusive

The photos and their stories were really inspriring. I loved how each photo was unique in its technique and subject. It was amazing to see how different areas of the world are, since we so often get caught up in our own lives. Though all of the photos were beautiful, number 16 stood out to me because of its perfect lighting caused by the fire and number 56 told an unforgettable story.

Posted by KDilworth | Report as abusive

#7 was so brutal. The bull’s horn is going through his leg!!!

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