The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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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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