Malaysian shooting athlete Nur Suryani Taibi was eight months pregnant in 2012 as she prepared for the Summer Olympics in London. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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Dean Winchester (left, played by Jensen Ackles) and his brother Sam (Jared Padalecki) battle evil beings on CW's Supernatural. The brothers may be easy on the eyes, but sex appeal alone doesn't explain Supernatural's passionate fan base. Cate Cameron/The CW hide caption

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Amiri Baraka, shown here in 1972, was a renowned poet whose politics strongly shaped his work. Julian C. Wilson/AP hide caption

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Florida Georgia Line was unsigned when it recorded the year's biggest country song, "Cruise." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kacey Musgraves' Same Trailer, Different Park is one of several country music albums released by women this year. Kristin Barlowe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The massive marketing campaign for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues has gone way beyond trailers and commercials. Some critics say the journalists are embarrassing themselves — and some say the character has become tiresomely ubiquitous. Gemma LaMana/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Hollywood's version of Iron Man 3 shown in China played down the rather unfortunately named baddie, The Mandarin, played by Ben Kingsley. Marvel hide caption

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Lou Reed onstage in London in 1975 playing a transparent, Plexiglass guitar. Reed died Sunday. He was 71. Denis O'Regan/Getty Images hide caption

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Kate (Malin Akerman) pitches in alongside husband Pete (Bradley Whitford) on her stepson's soccer practice in ABC's Trophy Wife. Danny Feld/ABC hide caption

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