A picture is worth a thousand words.
As the year comes to an end, here we have put together the most thought provoking photos of the year 2013 for you. Have a look
A Palestinian man plays with his daughter on a stormy day at a beach in Gaza City.
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.
A mourner waits on a bus at the entrance of the Union Buildings where former South African President Nelson Mandela lies in state in Pretoria.
The hand of a garment worker is seen among the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza, Bangladesh.
Turkana fisherman raise the sail of their boat as they prepare to fish on Lake Turkana, some kilometres from Todonyang near the Kenya.
A female Hindu pilgrim takes a dip at the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal, on Sagar Island, south of Kolkata.
Nick Vujicic, an Australian motivational speaker who was born without limbs, swims with sharks at the Marine Life Park in Singapore.
A couple waits to participate in a staged mass wedding, organized as part of a matchmaking event to inspire singles to get married, in a suburban area of Shanghai.
Afghan boys play with toy guns on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Jalalabad.
A woman carrying her baby and wrapped with a shawl walks through a sandstorm in Timbuktu.
A garden with a swimming pool is inundated by the waters of the Elbe river during floods near Magdeburg in the federal state of Saxony Anhalt.
Manuel Contreras, 11, kisses his niece, as his mother cries before learning that their eviction by the Municipal Housing and Land Company was postponed in Madrid. None of the adults in the family hold a steady job.
Wolf researcher Werner Freund bites into a deer cadaver next to a Mongolian wolf inside an enclosure at Wolfspark Werner Freund, in Merzig in the German province of Saarland.