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Some Of Last Year World’s Most Memorable Moments Captured In 25 Photos

We live in a world which unfortunately isn’t great for all of us. While some are happily living in quite and calm societies, others are struggling to survive. It is sad so see this difference and how many wrong and unfair things are happening. Each year there are wars, revolutions, tragedies but also carnivals, festivals and happy celebrations, so all of these events should be captured and shown to every one because this is the only way we, the average citizen can understand what is happening on our planet. In this article I have collected 25 picture of last year’s most memorable moments which I hope will make us more interested on the state of our civilization.

Naked on top of the statue of Prince George


An unidentified man sits naked on top of the statue of Prince George, Duke of Cambridge outside the Ministry of Defence building in Whitehall in central London on Nov. 23. The man, who brought Whitehall to a standstill for almost two hours, stood naked on the statue and struck various poses before being eventually talked down. (Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images)

 A house which sits in the middle of a newly built road


People stand near a house which sits in the middle of a newly built road in Wenling city in east China’s Zhejiang province on Nov. 22. The house belongs to an elderly man, who refused to sign an agreement to allow his house to be demolished by the authorities, as the compensation offered to him was not enough, according to local media. (Associated Press)

Cryophil winter swimmers


A member of the Cryophil winter swimmers club lies on floating ice from the spring melt on the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on April 18, 2012. (Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

The National Arboretum


A shaft of sunlight falls on a floral tribute at The National Arboretum during the remembrance service on Nov. 11 in Alrewas, England. The Armed Forces Memorial, is the UK’s tribute to the men and women who have been killed on duty or as a result of terrorist action since 1948. Their names are inscribed on the giant Portland stone walls. The obelisk is specifically dedicated to those who have died while in service. The Armed Forces Memorial has been designed to allow a shaft of sunlight to fall across the sculpted wreath on the central stone on Armistice Day at precisely 11:00am on the 11th day of the 11th month, the time when fighting formally stopped in World War I. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

New Year’s Dive in Ostend


With temperatures around 8 degrees Celsius (46 degrees Fahrenheit), a man plays in the surf, with some thousands celebrating the New Year by jumping into the North Sea during the traditional New Year’s Dive in Ostend, Belgium, on Jan. 5. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Associated Press)

Arizona State University’s swim team practice


Steam rises from Ryan Dignan after Arizona State University’s swim team practice at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center on Jan. 14 in Tempe. (Mark Henle/Associated Press)

China’s Skies: Toxic levels of pollution


Cars run on an elevated road as buildings in the background are covered in haze, Beijing, China, Jan. 15, 2013. A succession of heavily polluted days hit Beijing, prompting the government to issue a first-ever orange warning. Heavy pollution and poor visibility led to the cancelation of flights, and several schools banned all outdoor activities. Air quality improved from ‘dangerous’ to ‘unhealthy’ on a sixth day of thick, grey skies that limited visibility and sent people to hospital with breathing difficulties. (Diego Azubel/EPA)

Gaza City


A Palestinian firefighter tries to extinguish a fire after an Israeli air strike in a building that also houses international media offices in Gaza City on November 19, 2012. (Suhaib Salem/Reuters)

Greenpeace activist


A Greenpeace activist, dressed as a polar bear, sits inside a police car after being detained outside Gazprom’s headquarters in Moscow on September 5, 2012. Russian and international environmentalists are protesting against Gazprom’s plans to pioneer oil drilling in the Arctic. (Misha Japaridze/Associated Press)

Indian barber


An Indian barber holding a candle, gives a haircut for a customer on July 31 at his shop in Kolkata, India. India’s energy crisis cascaded over half the country when three of its regional grids collapsed, leaving 620 million people without government-supplied electricity for several hours in, by far, the world’s biggest blackout. (Bikas Das/Associated Press)

Russian World War II


A lone Russian World War II veteran with flowers sits in a trolleybus in Moscow, Russia, on May 9 after a traditional meeting in Gorky Park for the Victory Day celebrations marking the 67-year anniversary of victory over nazi Germany. (Maxim Shipenkov/European Pressphoto Agency)

Syrian boy injured


A Syrian boy who was injured when a shell, released by regime forces, hit his house on Aug. 24 waits to be treated at a hospital in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo. Syrian forces blitzed areas in and around the Aleppo , activists said, as Western powers sought to tighten the screws on embattled President Bashar al-Assad. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images)

Outdoor public escalator


People travel on an outdoor public escalator at Commune 13 in Medellin, Jan. 12, 2012. A huge, 384 metres (1,260 ft) long outdoor escalator, divided into six sections, has been erected in one of the poorest districts of Colombia’s second largest city to help the 12,000 residents there get around. (Fredy Builes/Reuters)

Buddhist monks


Buddhist monks offer prayers for victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami at Kitaizumi beach in Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture, some 25 km (15 miles) from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant March 10, 2012, a day before the disaster’s one-year anniversary. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake on March 11, last year, unleashed a tsunami that killed about 16,000 and triggered the world’s worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl. About 326,000 people are still homeless and nearly 3,300 remain unaccounted for. (Yuriko Nakao/Reuters)

North Korean rocket


A soldier stands guard in front of the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket sitting on a launch pad at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site, during a guided media tour by North Korean authorities in the northwest of Pyongyang, April 8, 2012. (Bobby Yip/Reuters)

Overloaded truck


Men use ropes to try and right a supply truck overloaded with wheat straw, used as animal feed, along a road in Dargai, in the Malakand district, about 165 km (100 miles) northwest of Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, April 13, 2012. (Mian Khursheed/Reuters)

Wedding reception in New Delhi


Indian men sit on sofas after a wedding reception in New Delhi, India, on Nov. 6. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press)

Pope Benedict XVI’s last general audience


Pope Benedict XVI waves as he passes thousands of pilgrims and well wishers in St. Peter’s Square after holding his final weekly general audience of his tenure today. (Michael Kappeler/European Pressphoto Agency)

Lunar New Year


Worshippers burn incense to pray for good fortune on the first day of Lunar New Year at Dafo temple in Chongqing, China on February 10, 2013. The Lunar New Year, known as Spring Festival in China, begins on February 10 and marks the start of the Year of the Snake there, according to the Chinese zodiac. (Stringer/Reuters)

Snowstorm on Northeast


Snowbound vehicles remain stranded Saturday morning, Feb. 9, along Route 347 in Lake Grove, N.Y. Hundreds of cars were stranded on New York’s Long Island roadways as snow rapidly covered roadways. Many people abandoned their vehicles and first responders rescued motorists who chose to spend the frigid night in their vehicles. (John Paraskevas/Newsday via Associated Press)

Pakistani children


Pakistani children, who were displaced with their families from Pakistan’s tribal areas due to fighting between militants and the army, watch a girl skipping a rope, while playing in an alley of a neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Jan. 28. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press)

L’Oreal Professionnel Academy


A model is pictured during rehearsals at L’Oreal Professionnel Academy for the show of the label C’est tout at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, on Jan. 11. Look rehearsals are used to prepare the styling of the models for the fashion shows. (Jens Kalaene/AFP/Getty Images)

Tiger & Turtle


The landmark “Tiger & Turtle” sculpture that resembles a roller coaster is pictured at the former zinc smeltery’s grounds Krupp Mannesmann in the Angerpark in Duisburg-Wanheim on Jan. 13. One hundred twenty tons of galvanized steel are mounted and welded for the sculpture on the heap. The walkway area will amount to 220 meters including 249 steps. (Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)

International Kite Festival


Indian visitors watch a heart shaped kite fly during the International Kite festival on the lawns of Priyadarshani park in Mumbai on Jan. 7. Kite enthusiasts from different countries are participating in the day-long festival. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images)

Schnablerrennen sledge race


Participants jump with their sled during the traditional Schnablerrennen sledge race in a valley near the Bavarian village Gaissach, southern Germany, on Jan. 27. More than 70 teams took part in the traditional event. (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images)


Bogdan is the founder of Top Design Magazine. You can find him in Bucharest-Romania so next time you want to drink a beer there and talk about web and stuff, give him a message.