The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Democracy-restoring elections in Fiji US ground troops may face Islamic State Scottish independence: 'No' campaign ahead Ukraine ratifies EU deal; olive branch to rebels From military prison, Chelsea Manning offers punditry on Iraq Former Nazi, 93, faces 300,000 Auschwitz murder charges Mexico to airlift tourists after Hurricane Odile Family sues Samoa over Hans Dalton's prison death Scottish expats excluded from independence vote While you slept: Shooting, croc suicide, celeb baby

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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