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.
And behind the podium the tape marks the spot for POTUS, FLOTUS, Sasha and Malia. pic.twitter.com/Vk3OFzK2
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) January 20, 2013
In March, the new pope was announced, and BBC Middle East producer Cara Swift captured this moment.
— Cara Swift (@cswift2) March 13, 2013
In April, the Boston Globe spread news of the Boston Marathon bombings.
BREAKING NEWS: Two powerful explosions detonated in quick succession right next to the Boston Marathon finsh line this afternoon.
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 15, 2013
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.
— Ashley Codianni (@AshleyCodianni) June 26, 2013
In July, BBC News tweeted the first photo of the royal baby.
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) July 23, 2013
In August, for the 50th anniversary of the March of Washington, ABC News shared images of the event then and now.
— ABC News (@ABC) August 28, 2013
In October, Frank Thorp of NBC News showed the media waiting for a briefing on the government shutdown.
The media swarms at the corner of Constitution and Louisiana Ave waiting for another briefing pic.twitter.com/tEuhxY6TaF
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorpNBC) October 3, 2013
In November, San Francisco watched as Batkid saved the city, and ABC7 News showed a quiet moment during the adventure.
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsBayArea) November 15, 2013
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.
I will never forget my friend Madiba. pic.twitter.com/UX21ZZG7cg
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) December 5, 2013