Reuters news agency sifts through tens of thousands of photos, taken all over the globe, every year. Their annual review of 2013 sees the entire spectrum of the human condition represented the world over. From capturing the human face of tragedy and armed conflict to intimate portrayals of everyday life, the overarching theme of the images is one of connectedness. Spanning across actress Jennifer Lawrence giving the world’s press the finger at the Oscars to a child running to safety during the mall shootout in Nairobi that shook the world, the range of emotions, situations and places all culminate in a raw sense of humanity; a reminder that our core similarities far outweigh our surface differences.
2013: In Photos