The year that was, in 60 seconds

Last updated 10:48 21/12/2012

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Gunfight in western Mexico kills at least 39 Child prodigy, 11, gets three college degrees How a Domino's pizza crust led police to a suspect in quadruple slaying Islamic State expands its 'state' in Iraq Russia warns Google, Twitter and Facebook on law violations Social media spawns Kent earthquake satire Magnitude-6.8 earthquake strikes off Solomon Islands - USGS Man pronounced dead starts moving at morgue Suicide bomber kills 21 at Saudi Shi'ite mosque, Islamic State claims attack Netherlands plans to ban full-face veil in public places

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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