The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Fidel Castro's ashes placed inside three-metre boulder at private funeral in Cuba Whiteout warning for Hawaii's peaks as storm dumps heavy snow on volcanoes Kangaroo attacks man's pet dog, gets the shock of its life At least 30 dead in California warehouse party fire as more bodies discovered Freerunner could be prosecuted for Paris train 'surfing' Drunk passenger attacks flight attendant on Turkish Airlines flight Trump warns of 'retribution' for US companies that offshore jobs Muslim comedian Mohammad “Mo” Amer sits next to Eric Trump on flight Aussie underworld figures offer to help recover stolen rocket launchers from extremists Buzz Aldrin to remain in Christchurch while lungs clear

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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