The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Pope Francis pays tribute to 'today's martyrs' on Palm Sunday Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee Kuan Yew Air Canada flight in runway accident 'Hazardous situation' in gas link before New York blast Nine militants killed in Tunisia raid Fighting, airstrikes throughout Yemen as dialogue remains distant Al Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends with 24 dead US Republican presidential hopefuls like their guns Boston woman pretended to be a marathon bombing victim to get money - authorities Living with a bomb: life after the Gaza war

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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