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Year in Review: Photos that Energized 2013

Looking back, 2013 sure had its moments. From emotional to inspirational, we found these moments to be the most energizing of the year.

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance during the Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on January 21, 2013
US President Barack Obama shares a dance with First Lady Michelle Obama at the Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC MANDEL NGAN
IN SPACE - FEBRUARY 3:  In this handout image provided by NASA, a self-portrait of the Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures.
The Mars rover Curiosity takes a self-portrait in space. This image, provided by NASA, was made from combining dozens of exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager on the 177th Martian day of Curiosity's work on February 3, 2013. NASA
CAMP LEJEUNE, NC - FEBRUARY 22: Pvt. Megan Garris of Severna Park, Maryland responds to her instructor's command for a head count following a 10 km hike.
A female private responds to her instructor's command for a head count during Marine Combat Training (MCT) on February 22, 2013 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Though MCT was always a requirement for enlisted females, women were prohibited from direct combat roles and assignment until this year. Scott Olson
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 30:  Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with David Ross #3 after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game Six.
The Boston Red Sox celebrate their 6-1 win against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Six of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Rob Carr
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 13:  People react as newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013.
People gather round in Vatican City, Vatican and cheer as newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica. Dan Kitwood
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 23: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and their newborn son, Prince George of Cambridge.
Proud new parents Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pose with their newborn son, Prince George of Cambridge as they leave the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England. Anwar Hussein
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 17:  An attendee tries Google Glass during the Google I/O developer conference on May 17, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
An attendee at the Google I/O developer conference on May 17, 2013 in San Francisco, California tries Google Glass. The high-tech eyewear has the potential to be a gamechanger in the way we work, play and live our lives in the future. Justin Sullivan
World War II fighter pilot Jerry Yellin (R) and WWII veteran nurse Gloria Bullard, Bullard who appears in Victor Jorgensen's photo of the kiss.
A World War II fighter pilot and veteran nurse reenact Victor Jorgensen's iconic photo of the kiss at Times Square to celebrate the anniversary of Victory over Japan Day in New York on August 14, 2013. EMMANUEL DUNAND
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15:  Visitors gather in the new 'Rain Room' installation at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Manhattan on May 15, 2013 in NY.
Water falls from the ceiling of the ‘Rain Room’ installation at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as visitors walk through—without an umbrella. Because they don’t need one. The water stops as they walk through the 5,000 square-foot installation created by Random International. Mario Tama
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 24:  Bryan Bickell #29 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates his goal to tie the game at 2-2 against Boston Bruins in the thrid perio...
The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate the goal that tied up the game in the third period of game six of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins. Dave Sandford
VIETNAM - MAY 01:  A rock formation shines beneath a skylight in Hang Son Doong.  (Photo by Carsten Peter/National Geographic/Getty Images)
A rock formation shines beneath a skylight in Hang Son Doong – the largest cave in the world. Located in Vietnam, the cave is over 5.5 miles long, has a jungle and a river, and could even fit a 40-story skyscraper within its walls. Discovered in 2009, it wasn’t until this year that the cave was opened to the public. WWW.CARSTEN PETER.COM
IN SPACE - JULY 19:  In this handout from NASA, the planet Saturn is seen backlit by the sun, sent Cassini spacecraft July 19, 2013 in space.
Sent from the Cassini spacecraft on July 19, 2013, this awe-inspiring image shows Saturn backlit by the sun. Besides the rings, three planets, Mars, Venus and Earth, are visible in the image. NASA
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai addresses on November 20, 2013 the European Parliament assembly after receiving the EU's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize in recognition of her crusade for the right to education for all.
Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani teenager and youngest Nobel Peace Prize nominee, addresses the European Parliament assembly after receiving the EU's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize in recognition of her crusade for the right to education for all. PATRICK HERTZOG
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Atmosphere  at Batkid's Make-a-Wish As San Francisco Transforms into Gotham City on November 15, 2013 in San Francisco.
Batkid makes his way down a crowd-lined street in San Francisco after the Make-A-Wish foundation transformed the city into Gotham City to make the little hero’s wish come true. Trisha Leeper
A Kuwaiti man makes the outline of a heart with his fingers to encompass a partially solar eclipse at Souq Sharq Marina in Kuwait City on November 3, 2013.
A Kuwaiti man makes the outline of a heart with his fingers to encompass a partially solar eclipse at Souq Sharq Marina in Kuwait City on November 3, 2013. YASSER AL-ZAYYAT
This picture taken on September 23, 2013 shows new-born panda cubs displayed on a crib during a press conference at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
Still on the endangered species list, the presentation of 14 Panda cubs on September 23, 2013 at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu has excited research communities and proven that the fight to save them isn't over yet. STR
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 26:  Same-sex marriage supporters celebrate the US Supreme Court ruling during a community rally on June 26, 2013 in West Hollywood.
Same-sex marriage supporters celebrate the US Supreme Court ruling during a community rally on June 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and ruled that supporters of California's ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the Supreme Court. Kevork Djansezian
AREA 51, SOUTHERN NEVADA, UNITED STATES
On August, 15, 2013, Area 51 was officially acknowledged, and mapped in newly released documents. While the CIA didn't reveal the presence of aliens, secrecy around the prolific government location was put to rest.
A visitor watches as a 3-D printer builds a bee house using liquefied clay.
3-D printer builds a bee house using liquefied clay on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
People run into the chilly water as they take part in the Coney Island Polar Bear Club's New Year's Day swim on January 1, 2013.
People run into the chilly water as they take part in the Coney Island Polar Bear Club's New Year's Day swim on January 1, 2013 to celebrate the first day of the new year. Monika Graff
This picture taken on July 27, 2013 shows people trying to cool off at a water park in Suining.
This picture taken on July 27, 2013 shows people trying to cool off at a water park in Suining as a heatwave hit several provinces in China.
POOLE, ENGLAND - JULY 21:  Lightning strikes over Poole Harbour during a thunderstorm on July 21, 2013 in Poole, England.
Lightning strikes over Poole Harbour during a thunderstorm on July 21, 2013 in Poole, England. Dan Kitwood