The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Colorado woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from womb Bomb in Baghdad suburb kills at least 17 - police sources Racy book taught to year six students in South West WA pulled from curriculum Nine Network denies it planned to air footage of Beirut child snatch operation Anti-Trump protests break out for second day in California Thirsty Aussie soldiers blame NZ commanders for sober rules Andrew Little 'shaken' by Syrian refugee camp Tornados slam Texas, Oklahoma; lightning sparks blazes Indian authorities ban cooking as deadly heat kills hundreds Pop went the weasel and down went the Large Hadron Collider

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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