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31/12/2013 06:54 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 06:38 GMT

2013 Top Stories: The Year In News, Featuring The Royal Baby, Nelson Mandela And Pope Benedict (PICTURES)

It was a year in which the world lost Nelson Mandela and Margaret Thatcher, terrorism reared its ugly head and a Royal Baby was born.

For plenty of reasons, 2013 will live long in the memory.

Here is a quick recap on a monumental year in news headlines:

2013 In News