The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Michael Brown shooting: Ferguson grand jury reaches decision Chuck Hagel resigns as US defence secretary Morocco floods kill scores in desert While you were sleeping Swiss museum accepts Nazi-era art hoard Women are 'not equal to men': Turkish president China seizes 31 trafficking suspects holding Myanmar women Doctor becomes first Italian to contract Ebola Just a boy with a toy Japan quake damage worse than thought

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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