Part 3 of this year’s look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2013. Among the events covered in this essay (the final installment in a three-part photo summary of the year): Batkid patrols the streets of San Francisco with Batman, shoppers flee an attack in a mall in Nairobi, and Super Typhoon Haiyan devastates parts of the Philippines. Click here for part 1, and here for part 2. The series comprises 120 images in all. Warning, some of the photos may contain graphic or objectionable content.
Virgin of the Forsaken (1644)
Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, Madrid, Spain
Our Lady of the Forsaken, known as ‘Virgen de los Desamparados’ (Valencian: ‘Mare de Déu dels Desamparats’), is the patroness of Valencia (Spain). The feast of Our Lady of the Forsaken is held on the second Sunday of May. Thousands of Valencians pay tribute to their patroness on this day. The Virgin is represented with a lily in one hand and the baby Jesus carrying the cross in his arms. The image is characterized by a slight forward tilt, and she is known affectionately as ‘La Geperudeta’ (‘The Little Hunchback’).