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As the year draws to an end, Kate Adie presents a feast of highlights from correspondents' despatches across 2012.
Fuschia Dunlop is in Shanghai, dancing through the city's glamorous past.
Lucy Ash is challenged by a call of nature in Russia's Siberian wilderness.
Kate McGowan decides against boiled duck foetus for breakfast in Manila.
Allan Little uncovers the great egg crisis in the Falkland Islands.
Emma Jane Kirby is feeling distinctly underdressed as she takes a table in St Tropez.
And Will Grant discovers that Mexico's 'Day of the Dead' is a suprisingly uplifting experience.
Producer: Jane Beresford.