#2013, Twitter looks back at the news

On Thursday, Twitter released a look back at 2013 and the news that hashtagged its way around the world.

Gabriel Stricker, Twitter’s vice president of marketing and communications, writes that this year, people used Twitter “to add an extra and distinctive element to global news stories.”

Here’s a quick look at several moments from the last year.

In January, President Obama was inaugurated for his second term in office and Jonathan Karl, chief White House correspondent for ABC News, shared this.

In March, the new pope was announced, and BBC Middle East producer Cara Swift captured this moment.

In April, the Boston Globe spread news of the Boston Marathon bombings.

In June, the Supreme Court ruled on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8. NowThisNews reporter Ashley Codianni tweeted what she saw outside the Supreme Court.

In July, BBC News tweeted the first photo of the royal baby.

In August, for the 50th anniversary of the March of Washington, ABC News shared images of the event then and now.

In October, Frank Thorp of NBC News showed the media waiting for a briefing on the government shutdown.

In November, San Francisco watched as Batkid saved the city, and ABC7 News showed a quiet moment during the adventure.

And in December, news of the death of Nelson Mandela spread, followed by tributes and memories from world leaders, including Bill Clinton, Obama and Gordon Brown.

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