December 12, 2013 11:17 am
Updated: December 20, 2013 11:40 am

Top news photos of 2013

Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan march during a religious procession in Tolosa on the eastern Philippine island of Leyte. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

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TORONTO – From the Alberta floods and the Quebec train disaster to the Boston Marathon bombings and Typhoon Haiyan, here’s a look at the top news photos from around the world.

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A riot police officer kicks a protester during protests in Colombia. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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Mt. Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, spews lava as smoke billows during an eruption as seen near the Sicilian town of Catania, Italy. (AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi)

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People standing on balconies look at participants as they run in front of Alcurrucen’s bulls during the first bull run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain. (Pedro Armestre/AFP/Getty Images)

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Kevan Yeats swims after his cat Momo in High River, Alberta. Yeats who gained international fame after leaping from a submerged pickup truck into Alberta floodwaters says he was surprised at how eagerly the feline took to the rushing water. (The Canadian Press/Jordan Verlage)

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Photographers take photos of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius as he stands during his bail hearing at the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. This was Pistorius’ bail hearing over the shooting death of his girlfriend. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper walks past a projector following a Chinese New Year’s event in Burnaby, B.C.( The Canadian Press /Jonathan Hayward)

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A woman gets back into her flooded car on Lakeshore Boulevard in Toronto on Monday. (The Canadian Press)

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Widow Sharlene Bosma cries at a memorial in Hamilton, Ont., for her husband Tim Bosma, the Hamilton man found dead after he took two men on a test drive. (The Canadian Press /Nathan Denette)

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Turkish riot policemen fire tear gas on Taksim Square. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

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An Egyptian woman tries to stop a military bulldozer from hurting a wounded youth during clashes in Cairo, Egypt. (Mohammed Abdel Moneim/AFP/Getty Images)

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Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan march during a religious procession in Tolosa on the eastern Philippine island of Leyte. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

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A survivor is lifted out of the rubble by rescuers at the site of a building that collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

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Firefighters battle a blaze in a building on the Seaside Park boardwalk in Seaside Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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U.S. President Barack Obama looks to see if it is still raining as a Marine holds an umbrella for him during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Justin Trudeau speaks to party members during the final federal Liberal leadership debate in Montreal. (The Canadian Press /Graham Hughes)

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A woman holds a photo as people attend a community vigil to remember Rehtaeh Parsons at Victoria Park in Halifax. (The Canadian Press /Andrew Vaughan)

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A flooded Calgary Stampede stadium is seen from a aerial view. (The Canadian Press /Jonathan Hayward)

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Canadian Astronaut and ISS commander Chris Hadfield is framed by spacesuits as he performs David Bowie’s Space Oddity on the International Space Station. (The Canadian Press /HO, CSA – Chris Hadfield)

(The Canadian Press /HO, CSA - Chris Hadfield)

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Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Que. (The Canadian Press /Paul Chiasson)

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Rita MacNeil’s ashes rest in a teapot at her funeral at St. Mary’s Church in Big Pond, N. S. (The Canadian Press /Andrew Vaughan)

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is congratulated by outgoing Premier Dalton McGuinty after winning the leadership race at the Ontario Liberal Party leadership convention in Toronto. (The Canadian Press /Frank Gunn)

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Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf and actress Elisha Cuthbert head from their wedding at St. James Catholic Church in Summerfield, P.E.I. (The Canadian Press /Andrew Vaughan)

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Pallbearers carry the casket of Const. Jennifer Kovach at her funeral in Guelph, Ont. Kovach, 26, died after her cruiser collided with a Guelph Transit bus. (The Canadian Press /Nathan Denette)

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An emergency responder and volunteers push Jeff Bauman in a wheel chair after he was injured in an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Latisha Garcia carries her 8-year-old daughter, Jazmin Rodriguez, near Plaza Towers Elementary School after a massive tornado carved its way through Moore, Okla. (AP Photo Sue Ogrocki)

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Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show Prince George to the world’s media in London. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md. after receiving a verdict in his court martial. Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy — the most serious charge he faced — but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges, more than three years after he revealed secrets to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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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. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

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Darrell Trouton paddles a kayak as a rainbow stretches across the sky in Trout Lake, British Columbia. (The Canadian Press /Jason Franson)

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Canadian Rangers talk outside their tent at a camp on the outskirts of Gjoa Haven, Nunavut. (The Canadian Press /Sean Kilpatrick)

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Newlyweds Cam Auge and Caylee Wasilenko share a kiss as they water ski in Bedwell Bay in North Vancouver, B.C. (The Canadian Press /Jonathan Hayward)

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper fires a rifle in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut. (The Canadian Press /Sean Kilpatrick)

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People are helped following a Via Rail train and a city bus collision in Ottawa’s west. (The Canadian Press /Terry Pedwell)

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford poses for a photo opportunity with other dignitaries in a shark’s jaw at the opening of Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Toronto. (The Canadian Press /Chris Young)

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