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Memorable World Moments of 2012

Blind Chinese Lawyer

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Blind Chinese Lawyer

After alleged abuse by local authorities, blind Chinese human rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng left his home country in May and entered the United States to study law. New York University law professor Jerome Cohen, who had been working with Chen since 2003, talked about his future.


From the sinking of the Italian cruise liner to Egypt's first free presidential vote in decades, we take a look back at some of the top international events of 2012.