Anja Niedringhaus, ASSOCIATED PRESS
FILE - In this May 15, 2013 file photo, an Afghan National Police officer mans a checkpoint in the outskirts of Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan. Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Holding territory comes at a high price, coalition officials say that Afghan forces were at one point losing 100 men a week, mostly from roadside bombs. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

It's been a crazy year around the globe, and cameras have been there to capture most of it. The Associated Press has released their top photos of 2013.

Click here to see what we consider to be the best.

Freeman Stevenson is a Snow College grad and a writer for the Deseretnews.com Opinion section and Brandview. Email Freeman at fstevenson@deseretdigital.com