Documenting the power of humans and nature resulted in images that depict great achievements and horrible destruction. Here is a selection of images from May – August 2013 from around the world (and here’s Jan.-April and Sept.-Dec.). —Leanne Burden Seidel (32 photos total)

Rescuers pull out a female survivor, Reshma, alive on the 17th day after the Rana Plaza building collapsed, in Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 10. (EPA)