The year 2013 was full of unfortunate events, catastrophic disasters and heartbreaking shootings but it also brought to us some of the most memorable and beautiful moments that we won’t be forgetting anytime soon. And we made sure that we captured all of those moments in photos for you all.
Now that 2013 is ending, we have put together some of the most breathtaking photos of its last month. It’s just our way of saying good bye to this amazing year.
Here are our favorite picks of the month.
A participant holds up a sky lantern to be released during the "Kapulica & Lanterns" event in Zagreb.
An ice encrusted tree glistens in the setting sun in Earl Bales Park following an ice storm in Toronto.
People look at Christmas decorations at the home of Virginie and Jessy Kazmierski in Paillencourt, near Cambrai, northern France.
A giant Ferris wheel lights up the night sky for the Christmas holiday season on the Place de la Concorde square in Paris.
People walk during snowfalls caused by hurricane-force Xaver at Old Town in Gdansk, northern Poland.
Astronaut Mike Hopkins, Expedition 38 Flight Engineer, is shown in this handout photo provided by NASA as he participates in the second of two spacewalks which took place on December 24.
Villager from the Rumao Island community clubs an arapaima, the largest freshwater fish species in South America and one of the largest in the world.
Workers and scaffoldings are seen next to newly-built ice sculptures illuminated by coloured lights ahead of the 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival.
A woman cries as she kneels next to a sea of flowers outside the house where Nelson Mandela died in Johannesburg.
A layer of ice coats the leaves of a Japanese maple tree after an ice storm in Toronto.
Visitors look at penguins wearing Santa Claus (in red) and Christmas tree (in green) costumes during a promotional event for Christmas at an amusement park in Yongin, south of Seoul.
Ice covers the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago where temperatures have dropped well below freezing.
Flamingos stand in their enclosure during snowfall in winter in Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo.
View of Le Prince des Lumieres installation by artist Damien Fontaine during the rehearsal for the Festival of Lights in central Lyon late in the night.
Ruben Torres, dressed in a Santa Claus outfit, waves to people from a boat with fishermen on Christmas Eve along the coast of Valparaiso city.
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Happy New Year.