Best photos of the year 2013 from Reuters

WARNING: SOME IMAGES CONTAIN GRAPHIC CONTENT OR NUDITY In this showcase of some of Reuters’ most memorable photos, the photographers offer a behind the scenes account of the images that helped define the year. 93 PHOTOS

I’ve featured a few of these over the year. Here’s a link to all 93. So far, the Thomson Group’s purchase of the venerable news organization hasn’t screwed-up their reputation for news photos – gathering and distribution. I wish I could say the same about the quality and neutrality of the news articles.

Things looked as if there wouldn’t be any negative conservative changes – the neutral character of Reuters news gathering was, after all, part of the value of the company. To my mind, they’re on the way to doing the same crap that will diminish a wonderful history the same way Rupert Murdoch has crushed the WALL STREET JOURNAL.

Back to the point. A couple of samples of the photos:

Click to enlargeDARRIN ZAMMIT LUPI, Malta

A man runs up the “gostra”, a pole covered in grease, during the religious feast of St Julian

Click to enlargeBRIAN BLANCO, United States

Members of the North Florida Survival Group wait with their rifles before heading out to perform enemy contact drills

Click to enlargeSAJID HOSSAIN, Bangladesh

The hand of a garment worker is seen among the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building…

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