The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Live: Democratic National Convention: President Obama takes to the stage Alleged Tinder killer Gable Tostee shames Australian news reporter Chilling details of France church attack as hostage speaks Japanese stabbing accused Satoshi Uematsu smiles for the cameras Boris Johnson's cat evicted after sneaking into home of UK prime minister No-reserve auction could see properties in tiny Queensland town go for $1 Man arrested after manhunt, mall evacuated Brothel madam won't face trial over Tony McGrath murder Postman asked to 'evict' spider from letterbox Marlborough couple in Munich describe confusion and terror during mass shooting

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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