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:

11 January

2013 In News