The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Trail of destruction unleashed by Cyclone Debbie in north Queensland Daylight to reveal damage as Cyclone Debbie ravages Queensland towns 'I totally condemn his actions': Wife of London attacker Khalid Masood speaks out Japan seeks answers in avalanche deaths Australian police criticised for 'inappropriate' Facebook post 'Carlos the Jackal' sentenced to third life sentence for 1974 Paris attack Bones found near salvaged sunken South Korea ferry not human, ministry says Daily Mail focuses on legs over legislation, fires back at online criticism Donald Trump to sign order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies Live: Cyclone Debbie hits Australia

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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