Zeit·geist /ˈtsaɪtˌgaɪst/ The spirit of the time; general trend of thought or feeling characteristic of a particular period of time.

Each year that I watch the latest Google Zeitgeist video, I cry. I cry from joy and I cry from pain. I cry for the milestones and for the setbacks.

So, what did the world search for in 2013? This video compiles strong, moving and, at times, funny images from the past year. Watch as the moments and memories unfold: