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2012 Year in Review

Interactive: 2012 Year in Review

Drag the calendar below for a sequential look through news events that defined the past 12 months around the world.
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2012 00:23

This interactive is also available in the latest Al Jazeera iPad Magazine.

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Featured on Al Jazeera
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.