Instagram’s 13 Top Moments Of 2013

By David Cohen 

Instagram2013Moments650Instagram revealed its best of 2013 last week, and Monday, the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network went back into year-in-review mode with its blog post on the moments of 2013, offering up 13 of them.

The moments were:

  1. Catholics bid farewell to Pope Benedict XVI and welcome Pope Francis.
  2. Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square and revolt against President Mohamed Morsi.
  3. @joemcnallyphoto snaps a #fromwhereistand from atop the Burj Khalifa.
  4. People document the U.S. Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage in California.
  5. Instagram celebrates the marriage of @robinmay and @matthewjay, the first known couple to wed after meeting on Instagram.
  6. @dguttenfelder, @drewkelly, and others share moments from North Korea.
  7. Russia sees its first InstaMeet, as does the White House.
  8. The world welcomes the birth of Prince George, and another celebrity baby makes her debut.
  9. Michelle Obama joins the #tbt (#ThrowbackThursday) bandwagon.
  10. Kobe Bryant walks again.
  11. People document the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan’s destruction in the Philippines.
  12. Batkid saves San Francisco as crowds document his adventure with the #sfbatkid hashtag.
  13. Crowds gather to mourn the passing of Nelson Mandela and celebrate his life.

Readers: Which of these 13 was your favorite?