Now that the year will be quickly drawing to a close, we wanted to remember some of the downright insane things have have happened this year. From the deadly to the triumphant, 2013 has been filled with events that none of us will soon forget. Countless people were injured by bombings, civil uprisings and natural disasters. However, within that tragedy, humanity’s beautiful true nature shone through. These are 28 photos that you simply must see before the end of the year.
A couple mourns the loss of their home in Moore, OK.
ADREES LATIF / Reuters
Nick Wallenda walks along a 2-inch thick cable suspended over a gorge.
AP Photos/Discovery Channel, Tiffany Brown
This demonstrator was shot by rubber bullets in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
Christophe Simon / AFP / Getty Images
A super hero window washer cheers up a sick child in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Nacho Doce / Reuters
This heroic grandmother helped her grandchildren find refuge from a deadly fire in Australia.
Tim Holmes / AP
An anti-government protestor gives a rose to a Thai solder in Bangkok.
AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn, File
This widow mourns the loss of her soldier husband in Afghanistan in Arlington National Cemetery.
Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP
Garrett McNamara attempts to break the Guinness World Record for largest wave surfed in Portugal.
Tó Mané / Barcroft Media / Landov
A boy carries his dog through flood waters in Manila, Philippines.
Catholics take pictures of the newly elected Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Michael Sohn / AP
A girl holds the hand of her mother that was deported to Mexico 6 years ago at the border fence in Arizona.
Samantha Sais /The New York Times / Redux Pictures
This brave woman attempted to stop a military bulldozer from running over an injured man in Cairo, Egypt.
Mohammed Abdel Moneim / AFP / Getty Images
A young man in India dangles from a power line as he attempts to escape flood waters rising from the Ganges river.
Sanjay Kanojia / AFP / Getty Images
A Pakistani man clutches a child he is carrying away from the scene of a car bomb in northern Pakistan.
Mohammad Sajjad / AP
This young man was caught committing suicide by jumping from a bridge in Wuhan, China, moments after his lover jumped herself.
STR / AFP / Getty Images
A man bravely rescues a woman from her car stuck on a flooded road in Athens in February.
John Kolesidis / Reuters
A sad little boy longingly looks into the temporarily closed National Zoo during the government shutdown.
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This woman’s head is shaved as a symbol of mourning for the late Cambodian King before his funeral.
Wong Maye-E, File / AP Photo
Little boys play with toy guns in Afghanistan on the first day of Eid al-Adha.
Parwiz / Reuters
A Bahraini protestor was fully engulfed in flames as the gasoline bomb he was about to throw exploded in his hands.
Hasan Jamali / AP
A runner fell injured to the ground while police attempted to react to the Boston Marathon bombing.
ohn Tlumacki / The Boston Globe / AP
Onlookers watch as water gushes from China’s Yellow River as the government attempted to remove built-up silt.
China Stringer Network / Reuters
Runners share a moment of silence at the London Marathon in honor of what happened at the Boston Marathon.
Luke Macgregor / Reuters
Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan take part in a religious procession.
Philippe Lopez / AFP / Getty Images
A small boy grabs at his mother’s leg and cries during the aftermath of the 6.6 magnitude earthquake in the Sichuan Province in China.
Jason Lee / Reuters
An Air Force sergeant surprises his family during the New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers game.
Brad Penner / USA TODAY Sports
An Indonesian child watches with awe as ash spewed from the top of Mt. Sinabung.
Roni Bintang / Reuters
Some of these events you may remember, some you may not. All of these images are worth sharing.