‘Moving Image’, Huffington Post’s special section, devoted to the most iconic image from every week of 2013, is not only rich in detail but also reflects 25 high and low points of last year. The photographs from around the world carry in them an array of emotions ranging from a war-torn city to a city struggling to find a balanced political order.
1. A Syrian rebel plays football in the Saif al-Dawlah neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. The United Nations estimated Wednesday that more than 60,000 people have been killed in Syria’s 21-month-old uprising against authoritarian rule, a toll one-third higher than what anti-regime activists had counted. The U.N. human rights chief called the toll “truly shocking.”
Photo Credit: Andoni lubacki/AP
2. Anglers cast lines through holes into a frozen river during an ice fishing competition at the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival on January 5, 2013 in Hwacheon-gun, South Korea. The annual event attracts thousands of visitors and features a mountain trout ice fishing competition in which participants compete with tradition lures or with bare hands.
3. Waves hit the road along the sea near Cayenne on January 15, 2013. The coast of Guyana switched to “red alert” today as several houses of R?mire-Montjoly (10 km from Cayenne) have been “damaged” due to high tides, the prefecture of Guyana said in a statement.
4. Local resident Syamsuri is evacuated by Indonesian Army as major floods hit North Jakarta on January 20, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The death toll has risen to at least 21since severe flooding struck the city on July 17.
Photo Credit: Ulet Ifansasti
5. A military regiment takes part in a morning exercise on January 29, 2013 in Heilongjiang Province of China. The temperature dipped to minus 30 degrees Celsius.
Photo Credit: ChinaFotoPress
6. While the walkways were clear, ice still covered the facades of business storefronts on Nantasket Avenue in Hull on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, after a blizzard hit New England.
Photo Credit: Barry Chin. The Boston Globe
7. Children react as a carnivorous theropod known as the Australovenator dinosaur walks through crowds along the Southbank, in London, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. The dinosaur is one of many that can be visited at the Erth’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo, visiting from Australia, the creatures can be touched and fed at the Southbank Centre.
Photo Credit: Kristy Wigglesworth
8. Pakistani Kushti wrestlers warm up before attending their daily training session, at a wrestling club in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Kushti, an Indo-Pakistani form of wrestling, is several thousand years old and is a national sport in Pakistan.
Photo Credit: Muhammed Muheisen
9. Dutch Queen Beatrix visits on March 2, 2013 the “Beeld van Beatrix” (Images of Beatrix) exhibition at Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. Portraits of the Queen, made on the occasion of her 75th birthday on 31 January, are exhibited until May 20, 2013.
Photo Credit: Robin Utrechit
10. Three 2-month old Oriental Pied Hornbills are displayed at the Jurong Bird Park’s Breeding and Research Center in Singapore, Friday March 8, 2013. These three birds were hatched after successful artificial incubation at the bird park when their eggs were rescued on an off-shore island in Singapore.
Photo Credit: Wong Maye-E
11. Students at Design and Innovation Academy (DIA) celebrating Holi ahead of the festival which will be celebrated across country on March 27, at Sector 62, on March 21, 2013 in Noida, India. Holi marks the arrival of spring & end of the winter season.
Photo Credit: Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan times
12. Myanmar refugees cover their mouths as a Thai army helicopter (not pictured) takes off at the Mae Surin camp in Mae Hong Son province on March 24, 2013. Thai rescue workers picked through the ashes of hundreds of shelters for Myanmar refugees, after a ferocious blaze swept through a camp in northern Thailand killing 35 people.
Photo Credit: Nicolas Asfouri
13. Nuns walk during the Sunday Easter mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to be the site of the crucifixion of Christ, in Jerusalem’s Old City, Sunday, March 31, 2013.
Photo Credit: Sebastian Scheiner
14. Thousands of activists took to the streets Saturday to mark the fifth anniversary of the founding of a leading opposition group, the April 6 Youth Movement, and to push a long list of demands on Morsi, including the formation of a more inclusive government amid a worsening economy.
Photo Credit: Amr Nabil
15. A Lion Air Boeing 737 lies partially submerged in the water two days after it crashed while trying to land at Bali’s international airport near Denpasar on April 15, 2013. The pilot and co-pilot of a Lion Air plane that crashed at Bali’s airport have passed initial drug tests, an official said on April 15, as investigators probe the causes of the accident that left dozens injured but no fatalities.
16. Apartment towers and the International Commerce Centre, tower at center, are seen through a work of art entitled “Poetic Cosmos of the Breath” by Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno, which is part of an exhibition called “Mobile M+: Inflation!” at the waterfront of West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
Photo Credit: Vincent Yu / AP
17. A M23 rebel on April 27, 2013, in Rutshuru, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The group is strengthening its tactics, following a resolution by the UN to deploy the intervention brigade in the area that will include the South African defence force.
Photo Credit: Leon Sadiki / City Press / Gallo Images
18. Young dancer attend the Contemporary Classes at the 41th International Ballet Competition “Prix de Lausanne” on January 28, 2013 in Lausanne. The Prix de Lausanne is an international competition open to young dancers aged 15 to 18 who are not yet professionals. The best finalists win scholarships granting free tuition in a world renowned dance school or dance company.
19. James Reimer makes a stop as the Toronto Maple Leafs lose in overtime to the Boston Bruins to fall behind 3-1in their first round series in the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, May 8, 2013.
Photo Credit: Steve Russell / Toronto Star
20. A protester is arrested after skirmishes with police on June 1, 2013 in London, England. Dozens of police officers attended a protest by the British National Party (BNP) and anti-fascist counter-protestors believed to be a part of (UAF) United against Fascism in Central London today.
Photo Credit: Dan Kitwood
21. Romania entered the Guinness Book of records after it unveiled the largest flag ever made. It took about 200 people several hours Monday to unfurl a five-ton flag of Romania which organizers said measured 349.4 meters by 226.9 meters, about three times the size of a football pitch.
Photo Credit: Vadim Ghirda / AP
22. Visitors gather in the new ‘Rain Room’ installation at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Manhattan on May 15, 2013 in New York City. The 5,000 square-foot installation creates a field of falling water that stops in the area where people walk through, allowing them to remain dry.
Photo Credit: Mario Tama
23. Nearly a million people from all over Spain and Andalucia make the long journey to gather for a festival in a small hamlet of El Rocio in the marshland of the Guadalquivir River delta, where the statue of the ‘Madonna of the Dew’ has been worshipped since 1280.
Photo Credit: Miguel Angel Morenatti / AP
24. Lightning strikes the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in downtown on June 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. A massive storm system with heavy rain, high winds, hail and possible tornadoes is expected to move into Illinois and much of the central part of the Midwest today.
Photo Credit: Miguel Angel Morenatti / AP
25. Stunt driver and motorcyclists perform in the well of death on June 20, 2013 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. The barrel-shaped wooden cylinder popularly referred to as ‘mout ka kuwan’ (‘Well of Death’ is a major attraction at circus events as stunt drivers and motorcyclists virtually defy death to perform tricks.