Other winners include photos of an emergency refugee center in Sofia, Bulgaria, demonstrators on the streets of the Central African Republic, and survivors of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. One of the most beautiful images is also one of the most violent: Syrian rebels caught in a cloud of debris and shrapnel. Another captures a moment during the hostage siege at Westgate Mall in Nairobi. Check out all of the winning photos here.
They paint a pretty bleak picture of the last year — and, really, who could argue that 2013 was all that great? — but just know that there's an adorable picture of a bonobo in the mix, too. (The Daily Beast)