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Best Associated Press photos of the year (19 items)

By , Deseret News

Dec. 31, 2013

It's been a crazy year around the globe, and cameras have been there to capture most of it. The Associated Press has released their top photos of 2013. Here are some of what we think were the best.

1 of 19.

"A Free Syrian Army fighter feeds a cat bread in the old city of Aleppo, Syria, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The revolution against Syrian President Bashar Assad that began in March 2011, started with peaceful protests but morphed into a civil war that has killed more than 60,000 people, according to a recent United Nations recent estimate."-AP

2 of 19.

"In this May 15, 2013 file photo, an Afghan National Police officer mans a checkpoint in the outskirts of Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan. Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Holding territory comes at a high price, coalition officials say that Afghan forces were at one point losing 100 men a week, mostly from roadside bombs."-AP

3 of 19.

"Indian Hindu widows throw flowers as part of Holi celebrations organized by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The widows, many of whom at times have lived desperate lives in the streets of the temple town, celebrated the festival for the first time at the century old ashram. After their husband's deaths the women have been banished by their families to the town where devotees believe Lord Krishna was born, for supposedly bringing bad luck."-AP

4 of 19.

"Afghan refugee children play in a field as the sun sets on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the U.N. refugee agency, with thousands living without electricity, running water and other basic services."-AP

5 of 19.

"An aquarium staff member dressed in a Santa Claus costume embraces a Zebra shark as he swims with fish inside the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013."-AP