12 political photos that made us look twice in 2013
Politics are often all about words. Debating, orating, writing, crafting reams of legislation. But sometimes, politics are, simply, an image -- perhaps one that makes us stop, stare, wonder ... or gasp. From Syria to South Africa, from Texas to California, from a child to a queen, these are some of the photos, among the thousands of images we see every day, that helped tell the story of politics in 2013. --Sara Lessley
Image 5 of 12
Generations of royalty( Jason Bell / AFP/Getty Images / October 22, 2013 )
Not since Queen Victoria's time has it been possible: Today's queen of England was photographed this year with three potential future kings -- the first such image of royal succession in more than 100 years.
Marking the autumn royal christening of baby Prince George was his father Prince William, his grandfather Prince Charles and his great grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
MORE YEAR IN REVIEW:
10 groundbreaking women we lost in 2013
10 tips for a better life from The Times' Op-Ed pages in 2013
Kindness in the world of politics? 7 uplifting examples from 2013