As we look back at the major events of 2013, the theme of conflict occurs again and again. Though the world avoided U.S. military intervention in Syria and the war in Afghanistan nears its drawdown, conflicts big and small raged on around the globe. Here's a look at 2013's conflicts in images. Take a look at the slideshow below for a larger set of full-resolution photos.
WARNING: Some of these images may be disturbing.