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The year 2013 went down in history as the international year of water cooperation and the international year of Quinoa.

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Frozen, the animation film was the highest grossing film of 2013. The Academy Award, Critics’ Choice Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Supporting Actress went to Kenyan actor Lupita Nyong’o for the brilliant performance in 12 years a slave. We Are Young a song by Fun won the song of the year at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.

On February 28, Pope Benedict true to his word three weeks prior stepped down as the Pope of the Catholic Church. He became the first pontiff to relinquish power in 600 years after Pope Gregory XII in 1445. Pope Benedict cited advancement of age as the reason for his stepping down as the leader of the 1.2 billion strong Catholics in the world.

Two weeks later Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the new pontiff and chose the name, Pope Francis. Born Joseph Ratzinger, he became the 265th Pope after the death of Pope John Paul II on April 19, 2005.

At the 117th edition of the Boston Marathon on April 15, two homemade bombs exploded left three people dead and fatally wounding over 260 marathon goers. Following a four-day manhunt, police apprehended one of the bombing suspects, 19-year old Dzhohkar Tsarnaev. His brother and fellow suspect 26-year old Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a shootout with law enforcement officers.

On December 5, the world was in mourning after the passing of the first South African president Nelson Mandela. Mandela was a champion for equal rights especially against the apartheid regime in South Africa. He served as president between 1994 and 1999.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for their efforts in eliminating chemical weapons. 64-year-old Diana Nyad went down as the first person without a shark tank for protection to swim from Cuba to Florida.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

The Wolf of Wall Street

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Country: United States

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Rush

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara

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Man of Steel

Directed by: Zack Snyder

Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane

Country: United States

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Kick-Ass 2

Written by: Jeff Wadlow (screenplay), Mark Millar (comic book), John Romita Jr. (comic book)

Directed by: Jeff Wadlow

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Morris Chestnut, Claudia Lee

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 2013 ?

The Fault in Our Stars

By: John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...

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Wild

By: Cheryl Strayed

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERAt twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed.

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Gone Girl

By: Gillian Flynn

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROn a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears.

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The Goldfinch

By: Donna Tartt

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 2013 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Jacob
  4. Mason
  5. William
  6. Ethan
  7. Michael
  8. Alexander
  9. Jayden
  10. Daniel
Top #10 female names
  1. Sophia
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava
  6. Mia
  7. Emily
  8. Abigail
  9. Madison
  10. Elizabeth

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