It's almost 2014. Similar to last year, here's a video compilation looking at some of the moments, people and stories that 'brought us together' this year, from tragic to triumphant, our struggles and celebrations.
From the Boston Marathon to Pope Francis, the passing of Nelson Mandela and Chris Hadfield's viral video from space - but also the little moments that matter, such as acts of kindness or the first proposal captured #throughglass
Here's to 2013, and a happy new year ahead! Stay safe.
About the cover photo: it's the new Google Maps and the Earth is actually shown the way it will look at midnight on January 1st, 2014 (EST). You can also spot the Moon in this picture.