The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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WikiLeaks email trove plunges Democrats into crisis on eve of Convention Blast in northwest Baghdad claimed by Islamic State kills six 'They electrocuted me' say Indonesia's death-row prisoners nearing execution Bangladesh police arrest four female militants in hunt for cafe attackers Shooting at Texas apartment complex leaves at least four dead including child China's flooding leaves 170 dead One 'last dance' for this Wisconsin teen who has scheduled her own death 60 Minutes' 'child recovery agent' Adam Whittington allowed to leave Lebanon Woman drove for days in Alaska with husband's body in casket Man's bizarre attack on Great Wall of China

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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