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Seven incredible women who rocked 2013

January 4, 2014 -- Updated 0752 GMT (1552 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Women have excelled in 2013 showcasing how far gender equality has come
  • CNN takes a look back at some of the remarkable achievements of women this year
  • Who do you think deserves to be in this list? Let us know in the comments below

Leading Women connects you to extraordinary women of our time. Each month, we meet two women at the top of their field, exploring their careers, lives and ideas.

(CNN) -- From a 16-year-old girl who took over the United Nations to the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature -- several remarkable women have captured the world's attention in 2013.

To honor their achievements, CNN takes a look at some of the most notable women of the year.

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