The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Gas line tampering focus of New York blast, mayor says Amanda Knox, boyfriend acquitted of Meredith Kercher's murder Two more Cosby accusers come forward Germanwings crash: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz hid illness from employer Germanwings crash: No one knows yet that Andreas Lubitz was a killer Researchers use twins to study effects of long-term stay in space Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'make everyone remember' him It's been a month of accidentally getting people high Murdered Jill Meagher lacked 'faith' priest tells congregation Man 'hung noose' around statue of black student

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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