Beautiful Images From Around The World (PHOTOS)

04/13/2013 11:28 am ET

Isn't the world beautiful?

While all this talk about fracking, climate change and tar sands is incredibly important, sometimes it's nice to just sit back, drink some tea and marvel at the world we live in -- natural and man-made.

HuffPost's photo editors compiled a list of some of the most stunning photography taken this year. The images showcase both the natural beauty we're trying to save, and some of the monumental challenges that lie ahead.

Stunning Images From Around The World
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