Each year TIME picks 10 images from 10 photographers to represent some of top news stories of the year. From the massacre at the Westgate Mall in Kenya, the Boston Marathon bombings, to the recent typhoon in the Philippines, the collection highlights the work of seasoned photojournalists. 

TIME also spoke with the photographers about the image they shot. Their words, included in the captions, provide a rare look at the story behind the image and how they got some intense moments. Check out a few images from the gallery below. The rest can be seen on TIME.com

 Boston Marathon bombings, April 15, 2013. (John Tlumacki—The Boston Globe/Getty Images)
Typhoon Haiyan aftermath in the Philippines, Nov. 18, 2013. (Philippe Lopez—AFP/Getty Images)
 Protester in Istanbul, June 1, 2013. (Daniel Etter—Redux)

Conspicuously missing are images that do not focus on conflict and tragedy. Nonetheless, it's interesting to see what TIME's editors choose out of the millions of images shot each year. See the full gallery on Time.com.

What do think of TIME's selection? What else would you have included?