The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Kiwi woman killed when Contiki minivan crashed off a cliff Four people killed in a cargo train explosion in Bulgaria CIA says Russia tried to help Trump win White House Rats pour from sewers and lay siege to Paris A dog's owner lay dying - so she came to the hospital for a final goodbye Dreamworld to reopen with 'respectful' weekend focusing on familes Court releases footage of alleged Charleston church shooter following killings The Obama family's final White House Christmas card is beautiful Teacher allegedly makes late uni students slap each other in China Parcel delivery driver saves woman beaten, held captive by husband

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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