There's no question that 2013 was a strong year for many individual stocks and their respective markets, with the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) up 30% and the Nikkei (NIKKEIINDICES: ^NI225) up a blistering 56%.

But not all markets enjoyed 2013. In the following slideshow, read about two regions that dominated the equities markets last year and one that can only hope for a better 2014. 

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