As the year comes to a close, relive some of its most memorable moments with striking, iconic photos from around the world. Kicking off with President Barack Obama's inauguration, 2013 also brought us a new pope, a new prince, and history-making events in art, politics, sports, and more. Looking back on the pictures that will define this past year, we're highlighting shots of everyone's favorite royals, Prince William and Kate Middleton, plus more candids of those who dominated the 2013 headlines, like Malala Yousafzai, gay rights activists, and a handful of headline-grabbing Hollywood A-listers. Celebrate the past year with all the best pictures from across the globe.
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