From Sunken Ship to Olympic Victory, View Top World Moments of 2012

BY Larisa Epatko  December 24, 2012 at 5:43 PM EST

The year 2012 in international news held moments of terror when a cruise ship capsized off the coast of Italy and moments of joy in London’s Olympic Games. The year saw changes in leadership by those exasperated by belt-tightening measures, while Syrian President Bashar al-Assad clung to power despite a continuing rebel revolt. We take a look back at some of the year’s most significant events.

View all of our World coverage and follow us on Twitter: