Instant Index: Gold Medalist Missy Franklin to Finish High School

Diane Sawyer reports popular news stories that have people talking.
1:41 | 11/28/12

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Transcript for Instant Index: Gold Medalist Missy Franklin to Finish High School
And so, what made the number one spot on our "instant index" tonight? It goes to olympic gold medalist missy franklin, a young girl who made a big and generous decision. She won four gold medals swimming in london at the olympics this summer. Had an opportunity to go pro. But instead, decided to stay and swim with her high school team in colorado. The 17-year-old giving up big endorsement money to finish high school with her friends. And now, to the photos we want to show you. The year's winning pictures chosen by the biggest french wire servi. From that fire eater to some headline moments. You remember the costa concordia, the cruise ship capsized off the coast of italy in january. Here, new york city, the morning after hurricane sandy, commuters boarding a ferry. And what about those animal trainers who dressed up like panda bears to lovingly carry a giant panda toward freedom in the wilds of china. Finally, president obama on the campaign trail, hoist into a real bear hug by a pizza shop owner in florida. And, our video tonight. Has everybody wondering if they were dreaming. Let's say you're looking out a window on staten island in new york and you see this. From of nowhere, a run away pony, trotting down the street, pursued by a zebra? A stunned store owner grabbed his smartphone so everybody would believe him. It turns out the unlikely pair escaped from a nearby petting zoo. They were caught and returned safely. Rubbing their eyes today on staten island. If you see something tomorrow you'd like t show all of your friends, let us know. Tweet me your ideas for the "instant index," @dianesawyer. And, coming up, if you

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