As we prepare to welcome the new year, we bid farewell to the one ending. 2013 was a big year in the entertainment industry, with celebrities like Beyonce, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber breaking records and cementing their larger than life status. We honor them and other Hollywood titans with the most powerful photos of the year:
Beyonce performs at President Obama's second inauguration.
Jennifer Lawrence trips and falls on her way to accept the Best Actress Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook."
Miley Cyrus grinds and twerks on Robin Thicke at the VMAs, while performing the song "Blurred Lines."
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcome baby girl North West and share her first photo two months later.
Sir Ian McKellen officiates pal Sir Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell's wedding.
Zach Braff photobombs newlyweds in Times Square.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, welcome baby boy George Alexander Louis, heir to the throne.
Bryan Cranston, who plays Walter White on "Breaking Bad," in the final scene of the hit series' finale, "Felina."
Taylor Swift sings "Livin' on a Prayer" with Jon Bon Jovi and Prince William at the Winter White Gala at Kensington Palace.
Jodie Foster receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 70th Annual Golden Globes and seemingly comes out during her acceptance speech.
Beyonce photobombs a teenage fan during her concert at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Park.
Justin Bieber lunges at the paparazzi in London and has to be restrained by his bodyguard.
Edie Falco presents a tribute to James Gandolfini at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards after the "Sopranos" actor tragically died of a heart attack in Italy three months prior.
Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler engage in a bromanced selfie at Wimbledon.
Daft Punk celebrate the release of their first studio album since 2005, "Random Access Memories," in Australia.
Kim Kardashian instagrams a revealing bathing suit photo aimed at Kanye West.