How to sum up an entire year of news in just 10 photos? The very notion is daunting when we consider that the AP's award-winning team of hundreds of staff photographers, freelancers and photo editors sends out some 3,000 photos every 24 hours - over 1 million photos a year - to our subscribers around the globe.
Photo editing is, of course, a subjective process of comparison and selection. It involves aesthetics, journalism, impact and memory.
In the end, I chose 10 representative photos from some of the biggest stories of 2013.