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Last Updated: Thursday, 30 December, 2004, 01:10 GMT
The year in issues
The US elections, the insurgency in Iraq, Yasser Arafat's death, this year had its big news stories. But what else made a splash in 2004?

The BBC News website looks at some the issues that got the pundits pondering this year. Click on the links below to find out more.

Video terror


Obesity

Religion



Doping


World War II

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