The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Three-month-old baby Zachary Bryant named among the victims of deadly Melbourne CBD attack Music video actor shot dead in Australia while filming scene involving guns 'I'm sorry I froze and didn't help': The letters to the victims of the Melbourne car attack Feeling forgotten by Obama, people in this Ohio town look to Trump with cautious hope Hacked BBC Northampton tweets that Donald Trump shot MH370 'highly likely' in zone to north says Australian Transport Safety Bureau Alleged Melbourne attacker too 'unwell' to face Melbourne Magistrates Court Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome Death toll hits 16 as storms, tornados batter US Mike Yardley: Far left's 'duplicitous affection for the voice of democracy' over Donald Trump presidency

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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