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As the world counts down the final hours of 2013, take a look back at the key news stories that shaped the outgoing year.

Anything That Floats Race Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Key Largo, Fla. Named Freedom of the Seas, Kennedy's entry was created from a blue plastic barrel and foam blocks for stabilization.The offbeat event in the Florida Keys challenged entrants to race in whatever they could find or build that provided buoyancy. (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

from the Guardian

The week in sport – in pictures

Offshore powerboats make the turn during the first of three race days at the Key West World ChampionshipPhotograph: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau via Getty Images