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Memorable World Moments of 2012

Bomber Special Agent?

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Bomber Special Agent?

A would-be bomber of a U.S.-bound airliner in May turned out to be a Saudi man who infiltrated al-Qaida in Yemen’s ranks. NPR’s Gina Temple Raston and security consultant Philip Mudd discuss the case and other counterterrorism efforts. Pictured here are Yemeni soldiers at a base in the southern town of Loder.


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.