The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Swapped toddlers should stay put FBI agents shot at house near Ferguson unrest Ferguson: Protests across United States Passengers give frozen Siberian plane a push Opposing Japan's whaling program is 'eco-imperialism' No debris found yet to aid MH370 search Hong Kong student leaders arrested Darren Wilson: 'All I wanted to do was live' Ferguson cop: Why I killed Michael Brown Woman dies after airport scanner affects pacemaker

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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