The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Sydney woman guilty of murdering former lover's fiancee US boy found on swing died of hypothermia and dehydration Woman who gave birth in US forest starts bushfire 15-hour prison riot ends as Australian police move in Mystery 'Australian' woman found in US has vivid dreams of a man Dubai plans to 3D print an entire office building Stand down, Bruce: No need to worry about asteroids hitting the earth Australia bans hundreds of mobile and browser-based games automatically Greece defaults on IMF loan despite late appeals for aid Stunning Nasa photo looks down the barrel of Galapagos volcano

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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