The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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The view from inside Iceland's Thrihnukagigur volcano Heroic Londoners lift 12-tonne double decker bus off trapped unicyclist Australia's looking at a $100 billion black hole Google reveals trump card to build new headquarters in California New York crowds flock to World Trade Centre's deck Antarctic drone videographer turns sights to New Zealand Russian fighters, caught in Ukraine, cast adrift by Moscow Details of Australia's same-sex marriage bill released Leak of radioactive material at India's Delhi airport Civilians emerge as pawns in South China Sea legal chess game

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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