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Extreme weather and natural disasters of 2012

Timeline: World rocked by deadly storms, violent eruptions – even thousands of spiders

Last Updated: Dec. 19, 2012

Snow in South Africa, winter golf in Winnipeg, massive floods in the Philippines – wild weather struck all corners of the Earth this past year. These are some of the most striking examples. >More: See photos

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