If you think you’ve had it bad this year, cheer up - these guys may have had it worse. Much worse.
While this year brought some world leaders success and joy -- Barack Obama won another 4 years in the White House, Francois Hollande made it to the Elysee -- others will undoubtedly have less fond memories of 2012.
David Petraeus decided to resign after admitting to an affair with his biographer. Bo Xilai had to burry his political ambitions after his wife was charged with the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood. And in Syria, the end of the Assad family's power may be inching closer.
Check out the slideshow below and find out which world leaders hope for more luck in 2013: