Jan. 21, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama places his hand on two bibles as held by first lady Michelle Obama as his recites the oath of office
during swearing-in ceremonies on the West front of the U.S Capitol in Washington. The first is the Bible used by former President Abraham
Lincoln, when he took the oath of office in 1861. The second Bible is the so-called "traveling Bible," used by slain civil rights leader Martin
Luther King, Jr.
Jan. 8, 2013. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey fixes his tie in his office before delivering his State Of The State address at the Statehouse in
Feb. 3, 2013. Svetlana Zakharova, prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Ballet, comes out for a curtain call with principal dancer Nikolai Tsiskaridze,
who bows in the background, after a performance of Swan Lake on the historical stage of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR
March 2, 2013. Fatima Hazazi stands in front of boxes of medicine she requires monthly to treat her kidney problem at home in Riyadh, Saudi
Arabia. Like many families across Saudi Arabia who are barely scraping above the poverty line each month, Fatima and her family rely on the
hope of the charity of others to survive .by Lynsey Addario
March 4, 2013. Saudi Special Emergency Forces under the Ministry of Interior train at the Counter-terrorism Training School in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The
Saudi government has been fighting terrorism within the Kingdom for decades, and has roughly 3,000 SEF in Riyadh, alone. From "Rich Nation, Poor People:
Saudi Arabia by Lynsey Addario."
March 7, 2013.
long a staple of
April 14, 2013. Hours before races begin, handlers and warm-up riders prepare the horses for the jockey's arrival at Keeneland. From "The End
of Horse Racing: Photographs by Jehad Nga."
April 24, 2013. Drug users and those who violate the unwritten rules imposed by the inmates who control Vista Hermosa, the most dangerous
prison in Venezuela, are confined to one area known as "La Guerrilla," Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela. Photograph Sebastian Liste
May 12, 2013. Members of Afghan special forces during a training exercise on the outskirts of Kabul. Afghanistan's army is training female
special forces to take part in night raids against insurgents despite cultural taboos as foreign combat troops take the backseat ahead of their
eventual departure at the end of 2014. In a country where women traditionally are expected to stay home, their participation in the special
forces is breaking new ground in ultraconservative Afghanistan. Afghan women have been part of their nation's security forces for years, but
they didn't start being recruited for the special forces until 2011. From "Treasure Land: The Mines of Afghanistan by Yuri Kozyrev."
see if he still
held by a
May 16, 2013. The restraining chair and forced feeding apparatus on display in an empty room of the detainee hospital in Guantánamo Bay.
From "Inside Guantanamo Bay: Photographs by Eugene Richards."
May 23, 2013. Burned trees and damaged buildings are seen through the window of a destroyed house in the Mingalar Zayyone Muslim quarter
of Meikhtila, Myanmar (Burma) that was razed by Buddhists in ethnic violence in March. From"When Buddhists Go Bad: Photographs by Adam
June 1, 2013. A mother weeps over the loss of her daughter who died in the rubble of Rana Plaza, the 8-story building containing a garment factory that
collapsed on April 24, 2013, killing over 1000 workers in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.
June 10, 2013. Yasaman Karimi, 23, a young supporter of Dr. Aref who is one of two reformists out of the eight candidates in the Iranian election, gathers
near Hejab stadium in the center of Tehran. From "A Nation Eager to Be Heard: Photographs of Iran by Newsha Tavakolian."
June 12, 2013. Bobby
Henline, 41, a
veteran of four tours
to Iraq and sole
survivor of an IED
blast that killed the
other four soldiers in
his humvee in Iraq in
2007, swims at a
Motel 6 in Humble,
TX after visiting the
father of Rodney
was killed in the IED
injured Bobby. For
family didn't know
that anyone had
survived the attack
until Bobby was able
to reach them by
Facebook. It was
their first meeting
and Bobby wanted to
pay his respects.
July 5, 2013. Backers of ousted President Mohamed Morsi help an injured man near the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo.
From "Continuing Chaos in Tahrir Square: Photographs by Yuri Kozyrev."
Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME
July 15, 2013. Vadim Mikhailov, founder of the movement of subterranean explorers known in Russia as "Diggers," inspects the tunnels that carry the
Neglinka river beneath the historic center of Moscow. The Neglinka tunnels were built in the 18th century under Empress Catherine the Great, who ordered
the river moved underground. It is a Digger tradition to use torches as well as electric lamps to light their way, evoking the pre-industrial era of the tunnels
they explore. From "Moscow Underground."
Mosa'ab Elshamy for TIME
July 30, 2013. Female supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi are sprayed with water to cool themselves down as they continue their
sit-in in Cairo while fasting.
Brooks Kraft—Corbis for TIME
Sept. 30, 2013. Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, on his way to a procedural vote on the House floor, at the Capitol in Washington.
The Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate are at an impasse as Congress continues to struggle over how to prevent
a possible shutdown of the federal government when it runs out of money.
Adam Dean—Panos for TIME
Nov. 16, 2013. People play by a fire in a neighbourhood destroyed by the Haiyan Typhoon in Tacloban, The Philippines
William Daniels—Panos for TIME
Nov. 14, 2013. A young girl whose family member Fleuri Doumana, 21, was killed 2 days before by a grenade launched by a member of the
Seleka. The rebel group, which took power in March 2013, carries out numerous exactions such as murders, kidnapping, and torture.
Emanuele Satolli for TIME
Nov. 6, 2013. Andrey, 43 years old, injects Zhanna, 34 years old, with krokodil in his apartment in the Uralmash district.
Jonathan Torgovnik—Reportage by Getty Images for TIME
Dec. 8, 2013. Christians pray on a hilltop overlooking Johannesburg CBD as South Africans observe a national day of prayer for Nelson Mandela
in Johannesburg, South Africa.