How do you picture this year?

Economies teetered, icons fell and sporting glory lit up the world. To see the imagery that made it and those on our longlist, browse the categories below. Year in Focus 2013 is available worldwide for free in seven languages, exclusively on iBooks. Download now

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    • Entertainment

    • Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images
    • News

    • Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images
    • Sport

    • Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
    • Archive

    • Photo by Anthony Neste//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

World Athletic Championships, Prince George, Farewells & Cannes Film Festival

  • World Athletic Championships

  • World Athletes Championships Moscow
  • Prince George

  • Royal Baby

Defining imagery from 2013

Our award-winning photographers cover more than 16,000 news events, 28,000 sports events and 50,000 entertainment events annually. If something happens anywhere in the world, we’re there to bring you the images and video you need.

  • Farewells

  • Farewell in 2013
  • Cannes Film Festival

  • Cannes Film Festival