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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.

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"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

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"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

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"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

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"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

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"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

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"U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry climbs the stairs to his plane as he leaves Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, headed to Kuwait, as he tours the Middle East where he is expected to have meetings about Syria and Israeli Palestinian relations."-AP

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"The moon is seen behind a dome of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, March 16, 2013. Pope Francis offered intimate insights Saturday into the moments after his election, telling journalists that he was immediately inspired to take the name of St. Francis of Assisi because of his work for peace and the poor — and that he himself would like to see 'a poor church and a church for the poor.'"-AP

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"Typhoon Haiyan survivors ride motorbikes through the ruins of the destroyed town of Guiuan, Philippines on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard, destroying tens of thousands of buildings and displacing at least a half-million people."-AP

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"House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, pauses while meeting with reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, to answer questions about the impending automatic spending cuts that take effect March 1."-AP

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"A demonstrator with his face covered jumps over a burning barricade at the Cinelandia square during a march in support of teachers on strike in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Teachers have been on strike demanding better pay for almost two months."-AP

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"Kaden Bowden, son of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Bowden, looks at the casket for his father during burial services for Staff Sgt. Bowden at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Bowden was from Villa Rica, Ga., and died on Aug. 31, 2013, from injuries sustained while serving in Afghanistan."-AP

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"President Barack Obama looks to see if it is still raining as a Marine holds an umbrella for him during his joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, not pictured, Thursday, May 16, 2013, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington."-AP

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"Tony Appleton, a town crier, announces the birth of the royal baby, outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London, Monday, July 22, 2013."-AP

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"In this June 17, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Obama took a shot at Putin Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, for his demeanor in meetings and appearances before reporters. 'He's got that kind of slouch, looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom,' Obama said. 'But the truth is, is that when we're in conversations together, oftentimes it's very productive.'"-AP

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"Thania Sayne of Effingham, Ill., leans on the headstone at the grave of her husband, Army Sgt. Timothy D. Sayne, during the playing of taps at a nearby burial service at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, a day before what would have been their third wedding anniversary. Sayne, was 4 months pregnant with their second son, Douglas, when her husband was killed on Sept. 18, 2011, in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan."-AP

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"An Egyptian soccer fan of Al-Ahly club displays scales to fans celebrating a court verdict that returned 21 death penalties in last years soccer violence, inside the club premises in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Egyptian security officials say military was to deploy in Port Said after at least 8 people died in the Mediterranean city after a judge sentenced 21 people to death in connection to one of the world's deadliest incidents of soccer violence."-AP

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"The flags surrounding the Washington Monument fly at half-staff as ordered by President Barack Obama following the deadly shooting Monday at the Washington Navy Yard, Tuesday morning, Sept. 17, 2013, in Washington."-AP

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"A TV screen shows a news report of Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee who leaked top-secret documents about sweeping U.S. surveillance programs, at a shopping mall in Hong Kong Sunday, June 23, 2013."-AP

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"Russian President Vladimir Putin submerges on board Sea Explorer 5 bathyscaphe off the island of Gogland 180 kilometers (110 miles) west of St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, July 15, 2013. Putin rode a small submersible craft 60 meters (200 feet) down to see the remains of the naval frigate Oleg, which sank in 1869."-AP