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We’ll be back after Boxing Day with the 2012 Viral Awards and The Year in Pictures

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We wish all our readers, at home and abroad, a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

TheWeek.co.uk will continue to provide its Daily Briefing – Ten Things you Need to Know Today – throughout the holiday period.

We will be back on Thursday 27 December with our Viral Awards for the videos of the year. And look out at the end of the week for The Year in Pictures.

In the meantime, don’t forget to try your hand at the Quiz of the Year -  a brainteaser to round off the year of Wiggo, Leveson and Gangnam Style.

Daily business, politics and sports coverage will resume on 30 December.

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