The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Refugee crisis: Crowds head to Austria on foot, escape camps as Hungary crackdown crumbles UK's David Cameron bows to pressure to take more Syrian refugees Boy, 11, shoots 16-year-old dead Hatton Garden jewel heist: Pensioners plead guilty over multi-million pound diamond raid Missing All Black great Terry Lineen found Refugee crisis: Britain's UKIP laud Australia's 'turn back the boats' refugee policy Four Syrians formally charged in Turkey over boat deaths - police chief EU should repatriate more economic migrants, France, Germany, Italy say Refugee crisis: EU chief to push leaders to take refugee quotas Central European PMs voice support for Hungary in migrant crisis

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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