The year 2012 was an eventful one. There was civil war throughout the year in Syria, while in Egypt, Islamist president Mohammed Morsi faced protests.
In China, President Hu retired to give way to a younger leadership, France rejected Sarkozy, and Vladimir Putin returned as Russian president for the third time. Across the world, everybody heard and jived to Gangnam style.
Here is the list of top 10 events of 2012