12/20/2013 01:33 pm ET

2013's Biggest U.S. News Moments, Told In Photos

A major city went bankrupt, the government stopped working, and the NSA was spying on everyone. On the bright side, gay marriage scored double victories in one day. Ahead, see what else prompted double takes this year.

This story appears the special Year in Photos issue of our weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, available Friday, Dec. 27 in the iTunes App store.

2013 In National News