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Extra! Extra! Top 7 Worldcrunch Articles Of 2013

From the four corners of the planet, the 7 most-read articles that Worldcrunch published over the past year.

Buon Anno!!...from the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy
Buon Anno!!...from the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy

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Our loyal readers know our aim is to cover something of everything under the sun and stars: from war and politics to techology and pop culture, business and finance, food and travel. And our geographic reach, of course, knows no limits.

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Lisa Berdet, Lila Paulou, Anne-Sophie Goninet and Bertrand Hauger

👋 Sveiki!*

Welcome to Thursday, where more Ukrainian soldiers surrender in Mariupol, Sri Lanka defaults on its debt,and George W. Bush offers an epic geopolitical gaffe. Meanwhile, Lili Bai in Chinese-language digital media The Initium looks at what’s driving the current “expat exodus” at play in Shanghai.

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Central to the tragic absurdity of this war is the question of language. Vladimir Putin has repeated that protecting ethnic Russians and the Russian-speaking populations of Ukraine was a driving motivation for his invasion.

Yet one month on, a quick look at the map shows that many of the worst-hit cities are those where Russian is the predominant language: Kharkiv, Odesa, Kherson.

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