The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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He's spent three decades on the run. Police say he may be living as a woman Alleged tampering of a lube dispenser at Sydney gay sex club Cheeky 'jail break' girl asks media to use 'better photo' on Facebook Trump flags tracking to deport illegals Mexican teen dies after lovebite How Michelle Obama got the job of being first lady so right Suspected Kurdish militants fire rockets at Turkey's Diyarbakir airport Celebrities have slammed Donald Trump in latest controversy Man confesses in killings of two US nuns Queen Victoria's coronet for sale

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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