The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Associated Press reveals hidden horror of sexual assualt by students on students in primary and secondary schools At least 11 dead, dozens injured vicious tornados, floods hit southern US states The White House is still considering how to make it easier to sue the media Space-mining may be only a decade away Biden tells New Hampshire crowd: Guys, I'm not running Apple watch's SOS feature calls 911 after crash Princess Charlotte's second birthday will be 'strictly a family affair' ahead of bridesmaid role Hasan Minhaj's harshest burns at the White House correspondents' dinner Famed climber 'at the top of his game' plunges 1000m to death Former Zimbabwe secret police officer leaves New Zealand

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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