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31 Dec 2012 10:45 GMT | Politics, Middle East, Egypt, Greece, Syria
From conflict in Syria to the new politics of Egypt; from protests in Greece to the Olympics in London. As the year draws to a close, Al Jazeera looks back at 2012 and some of the events that changed our world.
Source: Al Jazeera
Look back through the top stories of 2012.
The great environmental battle of our time is about money, about who benefits from climate destruction and who loses.
Environment, US & Canada, Latin America, Canada, Chile
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In religiously conservative Brazil, women risk jail time and their lives to undergo the procedure that is illegal but commonplace.
Health, Human Rights, Latin America
Trash is a fast-growing import in the Scandinavian country, which turns it into heat for people's homes.
Environment, Europe, Sweden
Critics say the UK's home secretary is using Muslims as a 'political punchbag' in a bid to shore up right-wing support.
Human Rights, Politics, Racism
2014 was the worst year in more than a decade for polio infections, with at least 306 new cases reported.
Polio, Asia, Pakistan
Negotiators try to bridge remaining gaps and hammer out framework deal that would be the basis for a final accord.
Middle East, Iran, US
At least 15 people killed at a camp for internally displaced people in Hajjah province.
War & Conflict, Middle East
It is a source of sustenance but also of tension and new political realities are now increasing uncertainty.
Egypt, Sudan, Middle East
A media post-mortem into the UK's surveillance report. Plus, why five years on in Argentina the media looks so familiar.
Media, Edward Snowden, Security
The untold story of how the Lebanese community overcame the odds and found their place in multicultural Australia.
Asia Pacific, Australia, Lebanon
How to keep a telenovela profitable and demanding sponsors happy while inspiring the production team to stay passionate.
Arts & Culture, Mexico, Latin America