What 2012 has in store

Dec 28, 2011, 15:04 IST | Afp

The London Olympic Games and presidential elections in Russia, France and the United States are among the main events in 2012. Here is a look at what the year has in store.

The London Olympic Games and presidential elections in Russia, France and the United States are among the main events in 2012. Here is a look at what the year has in store.

JANUARY

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1 - EUROPEAN UNION: Denmark takes over the bloc's rotating presidency.

1-15 - ARGENTINA, CHILE, PERU: The Dakar Rally.

21-February 12 - GABON, EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Football's Africa Cup of Nations.

25-29 - DAVOS, Switzerland: The 42nd World Economic Forum (www.weforum.org).

FEBRUARY

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6 - LONDON: Diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, marking the 60th anniversary of her accession to the British throne.

19 - GREECE: Legislative elections.

26 - HOLLYWOOD, US: The 84th Oscars ceremony (www.oscars.org).

MARCH

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2 - IRAN: Legislative elections.

4 - RUSSIA: Presidential election.

APRIL

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22 - FRANCE: First round of presidential election.

MAY

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6 - FRANCE: Second round of presidential election.

12-August 12 - YEOSU, South Korea: The 2012 world expo, themed "The Living Ocean and Coast" (www.worldexpo2012.com).

16-27 - CANNES, France: The 65th film festival (www.festival.cannes.com).

15-22 - CHICAGO: Group of Eight (G8) summit (www.chicagog8.com).

20-21 - CHICAGO: NATO summit.

JUNE

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8-July 1 - POLAND, UKRAINE: Euro 2012 football championships.

10, 17 - FRANCE: Legislative elections.

18-19 - LOS CABOS, Mexico: Group of 20 (G20) summit.

20-22 - RIO DE JANEIRO: World conference on sustainable development (www.earthsummit2012.org).

JULY

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1 - EUROPEAN UNION: Cyprus takes over the bloc's presidency.

1 - MEXICO: Presidential election.

27-August 12 - LONDON: The 2012 Olympic Games.

AUGUST

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27-30 - TAMPA BAY, US: The Republican convention will choose its candidate for the US presidential election.

SEPTEMBER

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8-9 - VLADIVOSTOK, Russia: The annual summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. (http://apec.org).

Late September - AFGHANISTAN: The planned withdrawal of 33,000 US surge troops, a third of the American contingent.

OCTOBER

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12-14 - TOKYO: The annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

STOCKHOLM: Announcement of winners of the Nobel Prizes (www.nobelprize.org).

NOVEMBER

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6 - WASHINGTON: US presidential election.

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