2013: The Year in U.S. News (58 images)

UPI's top photos of 2013 from around the United States.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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A three-month old snow leopard cub (R) walks near his mother Sarani, 3, as he makes his public debut at Brookfield Zoo, located just outside of Chicago, in Brookfield, Illinois on September 18, 2013. The cubs mother mate Sabu, 3, were paired together based on a recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Snow Leopard Species Survival Plan. The Snow Leopard Trust, a leading snow leopard conservation organization, estimates that between 3,500 and 7,000 of this endangered cat live in the wild. UPI/Brian Kersey
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