The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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US gun violence: 37 people shot in one weekend in Chicago Donald Trump insists 'we're winning' US election Serial podcast subject Adnan Syed asks to be released from jail ahead of retrial Bombing at night market in southern Thailand south kills one, injures 19 Plane crashes on takeoff at Malta airport, five aboard killed 'Noose put around neck of black student in Mississippi' British politician John Rees-Evans apologises for claim that a gay donkey tried to rape his stallion Blast in Chinese town leaves more than 100 dead or injured Elderly Australian woman charged with ex-husband's murder Suspected killer Michael Vance broadcasts getaway from US police on Facebook Live

As 2012 draws to a close, we take a look at the biggest world news of the year, condensed into 60 seconds. 

This video, compiled by global news agency Reuters, features glimpses of the year's leading news stories, including the re-election of US President Barack Obama, the sinking of the Costa Concordia and the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. 

Other major events shown include the war in Syria, the Benghazi attack, anti-austerity protests, the Newtown tragedy, the South African miner tragedy, and Felix Baumgartner's space jump.

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- Reuters

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