From the 2012 presidential election to the horrendous school shooting in Newtown, Conn., here is a look back at some of the biggest news stories of 2012.
January 15: The cruise ship Costa Concordia lies stricken off the shore of the Italian island of Giglio. The ship struck a rock and turned on its side on, killing 32 people from eight countries.
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