The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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'Dead' hearts transplanted 'At least one' vessel in Swedish waters Islamic State uses chemical weapons, Iraqis say Japan minister under more pressure Injured man crawled for three days Hawaii dome a testing ground for Mars mission Aust McDonald's protester fined over litter American doctor tests positive for Ebola New York police wounded in hatchet attack US airstrikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

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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