The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Boy spent last months being abused: court Lufthansa knew co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had depression Captors killed, prosecutor fatally injured in Istanbul hostage shootout US Admiral sounds the alarm of China's intentions in South China Sea US professor arrested for allegedly smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horn Child abduction campaigner 'fed lies to desperate parents' 13 things you never knew about the Eiffel Tower Man killed by mother-in-law's gravestone Wild rhino chased into forest after deadly rampage in Nepal Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari wins historic election landslide

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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- Reuters

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