The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Wandering tankers sitting on a fortune Ukraine premier stays on Family of American held in North Korea worried More MH17 remains found Mysterious woman in black captivates the US Remote Amazon tribe makes contact with researchers Taiwan gas blast rips street apart, kills 24 Gaza ceasefire over within hours Giraffe killed by low bridge in South Africa Why NZ must take more international responsibility

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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