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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – 2012 is almost a memory and in what’s becoming a yearly tradition, Google has released its annual list of the most popular searches and trends throughout the year, presented in an emotional three minute video.

The top list for 2012 is as follows:

1. Whitney Houston
2. Gangnam Style
3. Hurricane Sandy
4. iPad 3
5. Diablo 3
6. Kate Middleton
7. Olympics 2012
8. Amanda Todd
9. Michael Clarke Duncan
10. BBB12

Besides the top 10 overall searches, Zeitgeist lists the most popular images, athletes, events, TV shows, people and more. Some of the interesting highlights include Jeremy Lin as the most popular athlete, The Hunger Games as the most searched-for feature film and the iPad 3 (followed by Samsung Galaxy S III) as the most popular item in the category of consumer electronics.


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