The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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US in $822m missile deal with Iraq Convicted of shooting 28 workers Israeli tank shells hit UN school Netanyahu: Israel's man of the hour MH17: New leader for Donetsk's rebels Stepfather jailed for pornographic images 150 feared buried in landslide Bombed to oblivion in an hour Huge water main break in Los Angeles What it's like to be a doctor treating ebola

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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