The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Around 6800 migrants rescued, baby girl born Suicide bomber blows himself up in Damascus Nepal wants foreign aid workers to go home Baltimore protests: Mayor lifts curfew, National Guard begins pullout Two gunmen dead after shooting at Texas anti-Islam art show Former HP CEO throws enters presidential race Bali 9: Australian police defend role in arrests Ethiopian Israelis clash with police as anti-racism protests continue London's The Church bar closing down Rolf Harris' daughter's bid to clear her father's name

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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