|GN30121 PREVIEW: Year ahead 2013 iGraphic|
January 1 - December 31, 2013 -- U.S. President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term of office, while crucial elections take place in Germany, Ecuador, Kenya and Iran, and Croatia becomes the EU’s 28th member. NASA launches the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN spacecraft to the red planet, and sports fans can enjoy the 100th edition of the Tour de France and the South-East Asian Games. London marks the 150th anniversary of the world’s first underground railway, Bollywood celebrates its centenary, and the U.S. commemorates 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Interactive graphic shows a selection of events scheduled during 2013.