They capture the moment, whether it’s peak action, pure joy or innocence. They convey emotion, be it humorous, dark or focused on the resilience of the human spirit. Yes, it is true, a picture is worth a thousand words. American photographer Ansel Adams once said: “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” The photojournalists at the Akron Beacon Journal make hundreds of images every year. Here they share why the following are their favorites for 2013.