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Felix Baumgartner jumped 24 miles above Earth in an extraordinary feat watched by millions worldwide. The 43 year old took 9.03 minutes to reach Earth, breaking the record for the highest ever freefall and becoming the first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound (Red Bull Content Pool/Rex Features)

Year In Review: The biggest news stories of 2012 in pictures

The Diamond Jubilee and London 2012 gave Britain plenty of reason to celebrate amid a year of continuing economic woe. Yahoo! looks back at what made the news this year.