A salute to 2013’s departed

South African President Nelson Mandela
South African President Nelson MandelaCredit: Reuters

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A year-end round-up of notable people who passed from the scene in 2013, men and women whose impact on politics, world affairs, science, medicine, business, sports, and the arts will long be remembered. It was a year that brought many triumphant and tragic moments, from life-saving advancements in science and championship athletic performances to devastating natural disasters and terrorist attacks at home and abroad.

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