The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Britain's Brexit plan: A clean break from the EU, new trade deals, closer Commonwealth ties CIA director says Trump crossed 'the line' by comparing spies to Nazis After three years, MH370 search ends with no plane, few answers Hot night on Tuesday as minimum of 25 predicted for Sydney, Australia Nyajime Guet, 4, has survived the odds as South Sudan's humanitarian crisis unfolds Recap: Theresa May unveils Brexit plan in speech Istanbul nightclub attacker caught As May's Brexit speech nears, what exactly is her vision for the UK? 'Postcard Bandit' Brenden Abbott pleads guilty to 1989 Freo jail break The Obamas donate White House swingset to Washing D.C. shelter

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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