Egyptians gathered to protest in Tahrir Square to mark the second anniversary of their revolution, President Obama was inaugurated for the second time, and Tina Turner said sayonara to her United States citizenship.
No matter how you cut it, it's been a big for the world. Here's a sampling of the news you may have missed.
Egypt protests mark revolution anniversary (VIDEO)
Protesters have gathered in Egypt's Tahrir Square to mark the second anniversary of the country's revolution.
Horse meat burgers saddle UK with menu of problems
Brits trade jokes after equine DNA was found in beef products but serious concerns could ruin the punchline.
Chinese insider: 'China's rise is not America's demise'
Despite China's assurances that peace is on the horizon for 2013, tensions in the East China Sea continue to simmer.
Cuba internet: Wired, but not connected
Analysis: Why the island's internet upgrade won't bring relief to web-starved Cubans.
Planet Pic: Inauguration 2013 was in full swing
Inauguration preparations were in full force in Washington, DC this week.
Africa's local militants embrace Al Qaeda ideology
Nigeria's newest terror group, Ansaru, demonstrates how Africa's homegrown militants are more and more embracing an Al Qaeda-styled global ideology.
What's nationality got to do with it?
Legendary US R&B singer of "What's Love Got to Do With It" will assume Swiss citizenship, after residing in the European nation since 1995.