As another year arrives, let us look at some of the events that have happened around the world in this unique week...
*Latvia is now officially using the Euro.
*The United Nations Security Council has sent troops to South Sudan in hopes of avoiding a civil war in that country.
*The Philippines is dealing with a measles outbreak in metro Manila.
*Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers has passed away.
*Actor James Avery has passed away following complications from an operation.
*The 125th Tournament of Roses Parade was held New Year's Day.
*Civil unrest continues in Syria, Iran, Iraq, Anbar, Somali, and Afghanistan.
And The Free Choice E-zine would like to thank its global readership for closing out the year by giving us over 3000+ (monthly) page views for the first time ever!
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