Top AP News Photos of 2013

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    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama shared a dance during the Commander-In-Chief Inaugural ball at the Washington Convention Center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

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    President Barack Obama arrived at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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    An Egyptian protester evacuated an injured boy during clashes near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Two years after Egypt's revolution began, the country's schism was on display as the mainly liberal and secular opposition held rallies saying the goals of the pro-democracy uprising have not been met and denouncing Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)

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    Girls cried in front of a makeshift memorial outside the Kiss nightclub where a fire killed over 230 people in Santa Maria, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

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    Herring worth billions in exports were seen floating dead Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013 in Kolgrafafjordur, a small fjord on the northern part of Snaefellsnes peninsula, west Iceland, for the second time in two months. Between 25,000 and 30,000 tons of herring died in December 2012 and more in Feburary due to lack of oxygen in the fjord thought to have been caused by a landfill and bridge constructed across the fjord in December 2004. (AP Photo/Brynjar Gauti, File)

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    The sun rises in Seaside Heights, N.J., Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, behind the Jet Star Roller Coaster which has been sitting in the ocean after part of the Funtown Pier was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy. The private owners of the amusement pier that collapsed in Seaside Heights were working with insurers to devise a plan to dismantle the ride and get it out of the ocean. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

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    Pope Francis waved to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

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    Pope Francis arrived at his inauguration Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

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    A Bahraini anti-government protester is engulfed in flames when a shot fired by riot police hit the petrol bomb in his hand that he was preparing to throw during clashes in Sanabis, Bahrain, Thursday, March 14, 2013. Protests and clashes erupted in opposition areas nationwide with government opponents observing a "Dignity Strike" blocking roads, closing shops, protesting and staying home from work and school called by the more radical February 14 youth group. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

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    Egyptian protesters dragged a wounded Muslim Brotherhood supporter during clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's powerful Muslim Brotherhood near the Islamist group's headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, March 22, 2013. Egyptian protesters clashed with the president's Muslim Brotherhood backers and ransacked three offices nationwide as anger over allegations of beatings and power-grabbing boiled over into the largest and most violent demonstrations yet on the doorstep of the powerful group. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)

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    T.J. Lane unbuttons his shirt during sentencing Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, was given three lifetime prison sentences without the possibility of parole for opening fire last year in a high school cafeteria in a rampage that left three students dead and three others wounded. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool, File)

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    An emergency responder and volunteers, including Carlos Arredondo in the cowboy hat, push Jeff Bauman in a wheel chair after he was injured in an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 15, 2013 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

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    A woman carries a girl from their home as a SWAT team searching for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings enters the building in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

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    This is an overhead view of guests attending the ceremonial funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at St Paul's Cathedral in London, Wednesday April 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Dominic Lipinski, Pool, File)

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    From left, President Barack Obama, former president George W. Bush, former president William J. Clinton, former President George H.W. Bush and former president Jimmy Carter arrived for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

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    A Bangladeshi woman survivor was lifted out of the rubble by rescuers at the site of a building that collapsed Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, April 25, 2013. The collapse of Rana Plaza in Dhaka that killed 1,129 people. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)

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    President Barack Obama looked to see if it was still raining as a Marine held an umbrella for him during his joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Thursday, May 16, 2013, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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    A woman carried her child through a field near the collapsed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013, following a massive tornado. (AP Photo Sue Ogrocki, File)

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    David Lee Estep sat atop a pile of rubble that was the home he shared with his parents Thursday, May 23, 2013, in Moore, Okla. Estep was waiting for his parents, who survived the storm with Estep to arrive three days after a huge tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb, flattening a wide swath of homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

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    A military police officer pepper sprayed a protester during a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. Protesters amassed in at least seven Brazilian cities for another round of demonstrations voicing disgruntlement about life in the country, raising questions about security during big events like the current Confederations Cup and the following month's Papal visit. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)

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    Kris Perry, foreground left, kissed Sandy Stier as theymarried at City Hall in San Francisco, Friday, June 28, 2013. Stier and Perry were married after a federal appeals court cleared the way for the state of California to immediately resume issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a 4 1/2-year freeze. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

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    This aerial photo shows the wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

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    The Washington Monument was lit while undergoing repairs, with the U.S. Capitol behind, Monday, July 8, 2013 in Washington. The National Park Service will light the monument each night at dusk while it undergoes repairs to damage from the 2011 earthquake. It is expected to reopen in spring of 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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    Tony Appleton, a town crier, announced the birth of the royal baby outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London, Monday, July 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

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    Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge held the Prince of Cambridge, Tuesday July 23, 2013, as they posed for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London where the Duchess gave birth. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

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    Members of the Tokyo 2020 delegation celebrated after Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympic Games during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Tokyo defeated Istanbul in the final round of secret voting Saturday by the International Olympic Committee. Madrid was eliminated earlier after an initial tie with Istanbul. (AP Photo/Ian Watson, Pool, File)

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    Firefighters battle a blazed in a building on the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

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    A field of parked cars and trucks sat partially submerged near Greeley, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, as debris-filled rivers flooded into towns and farms miles from the Rockies. Hundreds of roads, farms and businesses in the area were damaged or destroyed by the floodwaters. (AP Photo/John Wark, File)

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    A section of highway was washed out by flooding along the South Platte River in Weld County, Colorado near Greeley, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Hundreds of roads in the area were damaged or destroyed by the floodwaters that have affected parts of a 4,500-square-mile (11,655-square-kilometer) area or an area the size of the U.S. state of Connecticut. (AP Photo/John Wark, File)

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    A woman who had been hiding during the gun battle ran for cover after armed police entered the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, after gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Sept. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Jonathan Kalan, File)

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    Kaden Bowden, son of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Bowden, looked 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 Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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    Thania Sayne of Effingham, Ill., leaned 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 Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The Obama Administration claimed the botched rollout was the result of contractors failing to live up to expectations and not bad management at HHS. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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    Lazaro Martinez, covered in mud, paused while searching for his wife and two children, in the town of La Pintada, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. La Pintada residents demanded that the government continue the recovery of bodies buried in the massive landslide triggered by Tropical Storm Manuel, engulfing half the remote coffee-growing village. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez, File)

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    Quebec rower Mylene Paquette celebrated as she arrived in Lorient, western France, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, after a solo journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Paquette is the first North American woman to row solo across the North Atlantic. She left Halifax just over four months ago in a specially designed 7.3-metre boat propelled only by Paquette and the currents. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

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    Typhoon Haiyan survivors walked through the ruins in the streets of Tacloban, Philippines on Sunday Nov. 17, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

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    A Metro-North passenger train lays on it's side after derailing in the Bronx borough of New York, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. The train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx, coming to rest just inches from the water and causing multiple fatalities and dozens of injuries, authorities said. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say the train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)