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Kristie Lu Stout's 5 people to watch in 2014

Updated 10:25 PM ET, Mon December 30, 2013
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2014 marks the 25th anniverstary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. How will Hong Kong observe this major anniversary? And how will Beijing respond? Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images
Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, is expected to reveal more details in 2014 of the top-secret surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency. The Guardian via Getty Images
Hugo Barra, right, made headlines in August when he ditched Google for Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi. How will the new hire raise the profile of "China's Apple?" ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images
He's had his uncle killed and is best buddies with basketball star Dennis Rodman. What will North Korean leader Kim Jong Un do next? KYDPL KYODO
Survivors of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan that killed more than 6000 people in the Philippines in November begin to rebuild their lives. NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images