The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Snow ensnares Europe, stranding travellers Passenger ferry catches fire off Greece Struggle to reach Malaysia, Thai flood victims Cruise ship attack leaves passenger broken Iraq faces new crisis as Islamic State forces millions from their homes AirAsia flight from Indonesia to Singapore vanishes North Korean internet, 3G mobile network 'paralysed' Swedish opponents reach deal to avoid snap election Slain New York police officer farewelled by thousands Officials reprimanded in central China over developer's AIDS scare tactics

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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