The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

Relevant offers

World

Republican candidate Donald Trump gets endorsement from US immigration officers French president confirms Calais 'jungle' migrant camp shutdown, appeals for UK help MH370 wreckage hunter Blaine Gibson won't give up Australian students up in arms about missile manufacturer's lab at Melbourne University US man confesses to murder that put his identical twin brother behind bars Why you should always wear a helmet while paragliding It's now illegal to flash your bum in public in Victoria, Australia Doctors in Australia on alert for brain disease in rural lakes, rivers William and Kate arrive in Canada for their first royal tour as a family of four Mike Yardley: Time for candidates to shine in US presidential race

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.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content