Memorable World Moments of 2012
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Democracy in Myanmar
The opposition party, led by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (pictured here), won seats in parliament in April 1 elections in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, marking another significant step in the country’s reform process. Former foreign service officer Priscilla Clapp, who served in Myanmar, discussed what the opposition’s win could mean
for the country.
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