Yearender: 2013 in photos

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Monday, December 30, 2013

THE country and the world witnessed the turn of events in 2013 in the local, national and international scenes through photographs circulated fast online.

Let’s take a look again at some of the images of love, hope, victory, and tragedy, highlighting 2013 in photos.

10. Habemus Papum: Pope Francis I

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis
Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo)

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio, who was elected pope in March and chose the papal name Francis, is the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. Pope Francis is also Time Magazine’s 2013 Person of the Year. [Read the story here.]

9. Million People March against pork barrel

Filipinos here and abroad made sure their voices will also be heard at the Million People March done simultaneously, as public demands the scrapping of the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) following the pork barrel scandal. [Read the story here.]

8. Cagayan de Oro blast

Cagayan de Oro explosion
CAGAYAN DE ORO. Police search for evidence at the blast site outside Kyla's Bistro at the Rosario Arcade in Lim Ket Kai Complex on Friday night after an explosion believed to be from an improvised bomb killed six people and wounded dozens others. (Bobby Lagsa/Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro)

An improvised explosive device rocked Rosario Arcade in Limketkai center last July 26, 2013, killing eight and wounding several others. [Read the story here.]

7. Zamboanga City standoff

Zamboanga standoff
Government troopers aboard an Armored Personnel Carrier fire at Moro rebels in an operation to rescue scores of hostages being used as human shields by the rebels on the fourth straight day Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines. (AP Photo)

Members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) swooped downtown Zamboanga City, resulting in a series of firefight that killed more than a hundred, mostly MNLF members, government forces and civilians. [Read more.]

6. Filipina beauties conquered the universe, world

Megan Young
Miss World 2013 Megan Young

The Philippines finally bagged the Miss World crown. Filipina beauty Megan Young bested 126 entrants around the world as she took home the coveted Miss World title. [See the story.]

Laguna-born beauty Ariella Arida failed to win the Miss Universe title but she finished third runner-up. [Read the story here.]

Another Philippines' bet, Bea Rose Santiago, bagged the 2013 Miss International title, besting 66 entrants from around the world. [Read more.]

5. 2GO-Sulpicio vessels collision in Cebu

The collision between the Manila-bound M/V Saint Thomas Aquinas 1 and M/V Sulpicio Express 7 occurred at 9:03 p.m. off Lawis Ledge in Cebu last August. [See the story.]

4. Pacquiao is back

Manny Pacquiao beats Brandon Rios
Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines wears the champion's belt after defeating Brandon Rios of the United States in their WBO international welterweight title fight Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Macau. Pacquiao defeated Rios by unanimous decision on Sunday to take the WBO international welterweight title and return to his accustomed winning ways after successive defeats. (AP Photo)

His time on the ring is not yet over. Manny Pacquiao bounced back from two losses, and dedicated his victory to victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which has so far killed more than 6,000 people in the Philippines. [Read the story.]

3. Paul Walker dies in a car crash

Paul Walker
Paul Walker's story viral on social media.

“Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker was on his way to a charity event for victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the Philippines when the fiery car crash happened, killing him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. [See the full story.]

2. Magnitude-7.2 quake hit Bohol, Cebu

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake jolted Carmen, Bohol and other parts of the Visayas and Mindanao in October 15, killing at least 42 people and injuring hundreds of others. [Read the story here.]

1. Super Typhoon Yolanda

Typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan), considered as the strongest tropical cyclone in the world this year, hit the Philippines, killing thousands of people.

The death toll from Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) rose to 6,155, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said as of December 30, 2013. For more details, click here.


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