The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Explosions kill 86 people at peace march in Turkey's capital Conflicting accounts of Australian tourist bashing in Thailand Bao Zhuoxuan, teenage son of prominent Chinese human rights lawyer, is missing Pre-election clash in Guinea capital kills two, wounds 33 Islamic State closes in on Syrian city of Aleppo Tracking murder suspect's NZ movements Life on Mars: Nasa unveils plans for human colonies by 2030s Obama meets families of Oregon shooting Huge asteroid coming close to Earth Two more university shootings in US

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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