This year has seen the dramatic changes in Arab countries sparked by the Arab Spring continue, and take some challenging turns. Disaster has struck from Italy to the Philippines, sports took center stage in one of the world's oldest cities, and America marked a harrowing landmark in a war that will enter its 12th year in 2013.
What follows is a look back at 10 of the most significant and memorable moments in news, from around the world, in 2012. The entries are presented in chronological order. Click the "Next" button above to begin.