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Memorable World Moments of 2012

Taylor Convicted

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Taylor Convicted

Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor was convicted of war crimes by an international court on April 26. Eric Stover of the University of California, Berkeley, explains the ruling and what it might mean for other cases.


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.