2013 was a chaotic year, full of highs and lows that will remain in the history books. President Obama was elected for a second term and celebrated at the Inaugural Ball, multiple natural disasters occurred around the world, innocent men and women were gunned down in a mall in Kenya and much, much more. Reuters released its list of Best Pictures of 2013. Not one of them will disappoint.
Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appear with their baby son Prince George.
This Balinese man kicks up fire during the Perang Api (Fire War) ritual ahead of Nyepi day.
A man stands in front of his burned mosque in Meikhtila, Myanmar.
An injured woman screams for help during the shooting at Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi.
A child runs for help during the Westgate shopping mall shootings.
Firefighters fight a large blaze in California that destroyed more than 5,000 acres.
A man kisses his sweetheart at the end of a dance during a gala at a retirement community.
Nelba Greene, her husband Jimmy and her mother Elba Marquez mourn the loss of daughter Ana Grace who was killed during the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
President Barack Obama bows to first lady Michelle Obama at the Inaugural Ball.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at intense questioning on September attacks on US diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington January 23.
Sixth grade students from the Park Maitland School in Maitland, Florida, watch as Marine One carrying U.S. President Barack Obama to Las Vegas takes off from the South Lawn at the White House.
Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords delivers her opening remarks next to her husband.
A woman mourns in front of the grave of her brother in Arlington National Cemetery.
TJ Lane takes off his shirt to reveal a t-shirt that says “killer” after he was sentenced to prison for life without parole after killing three students during a shooting rampage.
A dog urinates on a new work by British graffiti artist Banksy.
One house sits untouched by the Black Forest Fire in Colorado.
Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 plane after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport.
A child bride and groom stand together before their wedding.
Tents cover the countryside in China during the national camping festival.
Troops hold colored cards during a military parade in Mexico City.
Troops use an iPad to fire a mortar.
The Costa Concordia cruise ship sits on its side after an accident.
The sun rising in NYC near the World Trade Center monument.
NFL athletes deliver a hard hit during a game.
A 10 year-old boy carries a mortar shell in a weapons factory for the Free Syrian Army.
Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke perform during 2013 VMAs.
A photographer took this mind-bending picture during a game between France and Belgium.
Pope Francis greets a crowd from his Popemobile.
A fighting bull leapt over participants at the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
To see more “best of” pictures for 2013, visit Reuters.com.