The Most Powerful Photographs of 2013, According to The Atlantic

Update on 12/16/21: This video has been removed by its creator.

About a week ago, Reuters put together a powerful video featuring what it considered to be the “Photos of the Year” as taken by Reuters photographers.

But Reuters, as we’re sure you well know, isn’t the only major news agency out there. And so Alan Taylor over at the The Atlantic has put together his own roundup of the “Most Powerful Images of 2013,” pulling from all of the major news agencies, including Reuters.

As you could probably guess, there’s some overlap, but any momentous photographs you felt were conspicuously absent from Reuters’ Photos of the Year will probably be represented here. Taylor, who puts together the In Focus galleries that have more than once served as our source for some spectacular photography, didn’t miss a thing.

If you want more info on any of the photos you see here, you can check out high res versions alongside detailed descriptions over on the In Focus blog. Click here for January – April, here for May – August and here for September – December.