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40 Best Live Photos of 2013

See this year’s club-wrecking, festival-killing road rulers

The past 12 months have set a high bar for live performances — and even even higher one for awesome concert photography. From Phoenix standing on fans' shoulders at the Apollo in Harlem to Bruce delivering a sweaty set in Rio to Diarrhea Planet destroying a club in Oregon, here are our favorite shots of 2013.

Joe Papeo

Green Day

Green Day perform at the Barclays Center in New York City on April 7th, 2013.

Jessica Lehrman

Flatbush Zombies

Meech of Flatbush Zombies performs at the Paid Dues Festival in San Bernardino, California on March 30th, 2013.

Kevin Mazur/TAS/Getty Images for TAS

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift performs at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on March 27th, 2013.