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2023: The crystal ball

1930s ELDERLY MAN WHITE BEARD CRYSTAL BALL HOURGLASS FORTUNE TELLER SEER MYSTIC (Photo by H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Getty Images)

This is the year that Britain's new king will be crowned, Turkey's new president will be elected and the United Arab Emirates will host the world's biggest climate conference. There will be triumph and tears at football's Women's World Cup and African Super League. In Britain, the new year will start with the same disruption as strikes continue. And in Ukraine, a bitter war that most thought would be over long before Christmas will continue into a second year. But what questions will divide the world in 2023? This is The Day's guide to the year's biggest debates.

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