Memorable World Moments of 2012
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Embassies Close in Syria
A Syrian activist paints a flag to be used in a protest. American and British embassies closed in Damascus in February, citing security concerns as the civil war continued in Syria. University of Oklahoma's Joshua Landis and Steven Heydemann of the United States Institute of Peace scrutinized the latest developments
in the 11-month-old conflict.
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