2013 was a year of dramatic developments. People celebrated the birth of a royal prince and mourned the death of political icon Nelson Mandela. Typhoon Haiyan decimated entire communities in the Philippines, while Turkish politics were roiled by protests in Istanbul’s Taksim Square. Getty Images photographers have again been at the heart of the action, capturing the decisive moments as well as the emotions and backstories. Covering the major political conflicts and social issues of our time, our Year in Focus book showcases our astonishing photographic, video and panoramic interactive content.
Caption: ISTANBUL, TURKEY – JUNE 7: Followers of Turkish Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan show their support waiting for him to land at the Ataturk International Airport after a trip abroad on June 7, 2013. (Photo by Ed Ou/Getty Images)