From a royal birth to the death of an iconic leader, from a smooth papal transition to a very rocky October in Washington, take a look back at some of the biggest news stories of 2013.
January: President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term after winning re-election in November 2012.
The following five celebrity urban legends will likely live on long into the future, despite the fact that none of them is remotely true.
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With James Van Der Beek celebrating his 37th birthday on Saturday, join us for a look at what he and his fellow "Dawson's Creek" castmembers have been up to since the show went off the air.