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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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Activists in the Czech Republic demand that a pig farm built over a former WWII era concentration camp be shut down.
Politics, War & Conflict, Human Rights
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
Masked gunmen attack university college in town of Garissa near Somalia border, police sources say.
War & Conflict, Africa, Al-Shabab, Kenya
At least 19 killed in intense fighting in southern city of Aden as rebels push forward despite week of air strikes.
War & Conflict, Middle East, Yemen
When big pharma blocks essential HIV/AIDS medication to the third world, it is the poor who suffer.
Human Rights, Science & Technology, Health
We follow the rise of Malaysia's first professional female mixed martial artist as she faces the fight of her life.
Sport, Asia, Malaysia
Al Jazeera World follows the everyday lives of Aleppo residents living amid the ongoing conflict and destruction.
War & Conflict, Politics, Syria: Broken Nation
Persecuted Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar face a dangerous journey on their way to freedom in Thailand and Malaysia.
Human Rights, Malaysia, Myanmar