Miley Cyrus dominated quite a few news cycles this year. As 2013 waged on, it grew difficult to care about things that mattered in favor of becoming lost in discussions of cultural appropriation twerking.

To be fair, it's hard to pay attention to stuff like Syria and the government shutdown while Miley Cyrus is swinging around on a wrecking ball, naked and crying. Here's what you missed:

march21

Miley News: Miley twerks in a bizarre unicorn onesie.

Real News: Senate Passes Legislation To Avoid U.S. Government Shutdown.

june 19th

Miley News: Miley's video for "We Can't Stop" includes additional twerking.

Real News: Deadly Coronavirus Spreads Easily in Hospitals: Study.

june22

Miley News: Miley admits the lyric "dancing with Miley" is actually "Molly" as in the colloquial term for MDMA.

Real News: Egypt Warns Against Unrest as Brotherhood Presses Protest.

aug2

Miley News: Miley is featured in Big Sean's single "Fire," twerks while wearing a couple of gold chains.

Real News: U.S. Said To Charge Suspects In Deadly Benghazi Attack.

aug 25

Miley News: Miley sticks her tongue out and twerks with Robin Thicke at the VMAs.

Real News: Obama Says Evidence Shows Syrian Regime Used Chemical Arms.

sept9

Miley News: Miley gets naked and breaks down crying while swinging on a wrecking ball.

Real News: Russia To Push Syria To Put Chemical Weapons Under International Control.

sept 16

Miley News: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth break-up by un-following each other on Twitter.

Real News: Kenya Mall Attack Leaves At Least 39 Dead.

sept24

Miley News: Miley gets "Rolling $tone" tattooed on the bottoms of her feet.

Real News: Black Enrollment Falls as Michigan Rejects Affirmative Action.

oct3

Miley News: Miley receives the first of four emotional, "slut-shaming" open letters from Sinead O'Connor.

Real News: Dollar Falls to 8-Month Low As Data Mutes U.S. Government Shutdown.

oct4

Miley News: Miley wears a thong onesie in a titillating Terry Richardson photo shoot.

Real News: Al-Shabaab Terrorists in Kenya Attack Seen as U.S. Threat.

oct6

Miley News: Miley does an impression of Michele Bachmann on SNL and more twerking ensues.

Real News: Burundi Security Forces Arrest 11 in Terror Crackdown.

oct7

Miley News: Miley tells Matt Lauer that he is "definitely not sexual."

Real News: Typhoon Hits Southern Japan as Flights, Ferry Services Canceled.

nov 11

Miley News: Miley smokes a blunt on stage at the EMAs, "because it was really funny."

Real News: Typhoon Worse for Philippines Economy Than Sandy for U.S.

nov20

Miley News: Miley bleaches her eyebrows.

Real News: Chinese Hackers Seen Exploiting Cloud to Spy on U.S.

dec13

Miley News: Miley Cyrus posts a topless photo to support Free The Nipple.

Real News: U.S. House Passes $625.1 Billion Defense Policy Measure.

dec

Miley News: Miley talks about her breakup with Liam Hemsworth, admitting, "it was so fun wearing a fat rock for a few years."

Real News: NSA Phone Program Likely Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Rules.

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Singer Miley Cyrus arrives at Clive Davis & The Recording Academy's 2013 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Antonio 'L.A.' Reid at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • February 11, 2013

    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Miley Cyrus poses backstage at the Marc Jacobs Collection Fall 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at New York Armory on February 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)

  • February 24, 2013

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Singer Miley Cyrus attends the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at West Hollywood Park on February 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for EJAF)

  • May 6, 2013

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Miley Cyrus attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The Huffington Post)

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 19: Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Actress/recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the Myspace Event at the El Rey Theatre on June 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • June 29, 2013

    MIAMI BEACH, FL - JUNE 29: Miley Cyrus poses at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party Presented by VISIT FLORIDA at Fontainebleau's BleauLive in Miami on June 29, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 11: Singer Miley Cyrus attends the Teen Choice Awards 2013 at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Miley Cyrus attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)