The headlines from 2013 show a year filled with uprisings, celebrations, political change, social reform, promises both kept and broken, violence, peace treaties, royal births, iconic deaths, and much more. Yet, there is so much that leaves us wondering: What will happen in 2014?
We've rounded up the biggest cliffhangers of 2013 going into 2014 to get you thinking about everything from the next US president to the fate of Syria, who will be the Superbowl XLVIII champions and what's happening on your favorite TV shows.
2013's Biggest Cliffhangers
Hillary Clinton has said that she will be deciding whether she will run for president in 2016 during the 2014 year.
With many states legalizing gay marriage and refining current laws throughout the past few years, it remains unclear how many new states will be legalizing it in 2014.
After Colorado and Washington led the way legalizing marijuana for both recreational and medicinal use, which states will follow suit?
As Edward Snowden remains an fugitive in Russia, there seems little way he will be leaving anytime soon. Will he be returned to the US for prosecution? Seek asylum in another country?
With Obamacare taking effect on January 1, 2014, will the American healthcare system become more or less effective?
Syria remains locked in bitter violence between Bashar al-Assad's government forces and rebels around the country. Chemical weaponry is being destroyed with international help, yet cities like Aleppo continue to withstand daily bombings. Will 2014 see a resolution or more violence?
Both South Sudan and the Central African Republic have seen recent conflicts that threaten to incite civil wars. With international forces playing a part in both conflicts, there is no clear resolution in sight.
Who will ultimately have more of your personal information—the NSA or Google?
How many more times does George Zimmerman have to wave his gun around before he gets locked up for good?
How far will President Vladimir Putin go to clean up the Russian human rights PR problem before the Sochi Olympics?
With playoff season ahead, it's still up in the air for which teams are on the road to the Superbowl.
Baby North West is here to stay, but can we say the same for Kim and Kanye's relationship?
The mid-season finale left a lot of questions unanswered for fans—namely what Olivia Pope's mother has in store for the next half of the season.
After another intense battle with the Governor that saw Herschel beheaded, the biggest question leftover for next year is: Was baby Judith eating by walkers?
Carrie Mathison has a lot to deal with following the Season 3 finale. Our biggest question is whether she will keep Brody's child, give it to her father, or abandon it completely.
Is winter really coming...
For those of us who haven't read the Hunger Games series in its entirety: What happens to Peeta?!