2013: The Year in Photos, January - April

December is here, and it's time for a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2013. Among the events covered in this essay (the first of a three-part photo summary of the year): President Barack Obama was inaugurated for a second term, a 13,000 ton meteor burned up in the sky over Russia, two young men detonated bombs at the Boston Marathon, and Dennis Rodman and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un enjoyed a basketball game together in Pyongyang. See also part 2 and part 3. The series comprises 120 images in all. Warning, some of the photos may contain graphic or objectionable content.

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