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Toronto (December21, 2012) –As 2012 comes to an end,CTV News looks back on all the top news stories of the year, beginning Sunday, Dec. 23 in CTV NATIONAL NEWS. The bloody violence of the ongoing Syrian uprising continuously toppedheadlines this year, locking it into the #1 spot on CTV NATIONAL NEWS’s Top 10 News Stories of the year. The Syrian crisis is followed by lastweek’s tragic U.S. school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut at #2, and roundingout the Top 3 stories of 2012 is coverage of continuing worldwide financialstruggles. Revealed this morning on CANADA AM by CTV’s Chief Anchor and SeniorEditor Lisa LaFlamme, the Top 10 News Stories for 2012 were selected by a panelof journalists led by LaFlamme.
Beginning Sunday, CTV NATIONAL NEWS features in-depthreports on each of 2012’s Top 10 News stories every night leading up to NewYear’s Day. CTV’s team of top correspondents and reporters take a closer lookat each of the major stories, reporting on recent developments and examiningthe impact they will continue to have on Canadians in 2013. CTV will alsofeature a salute to the faces in the news who have passed away in 2012. Thesereports also air on CTV News Channel, CANADA AM, and CTVNews.ca