In 2013, the world continued to see the most heat radiating out of the Middle East. Iraq experienced its deadliest wave of violence in years, and cries of frustration in Turkey took the world by surprise. Meanwhile, the president we saw welcomed in Egypt last year was promptly ushered out. Ahead, we remember the year in international news through photos that capture the moments better than words can.
This story appears in the special Year in Photos issue of our weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, available Friday, Dec. 27 in the iTunes App store.