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Google has released its annual 2012 "Most Popular Searches" list.

Google analyzes its billions of searches and then ranks the most popular searches of the year.

Top 10 Trending Searches on Google.com 2012 (U.S.)

  1. Whitney Houston
  2. Hurricane Sandy
  3. Election 2012
  4. Hunger Games
  5. Jeremy Lin
  6. Olympics 2012
  7. Amanda Todd
  8. Gangnam Style
  9. Michael Clarke Duncan
  10. Kony 2012

Most Searched Images 2012 (U.S.)

  1. One Direction
  2. Funny Pictures
  3. Nicki Minaj
  4. Justin Bieber
  5. Love
  6. Flowers
  7. Selena Gomez
  8. Heart
  9. Money
  10. iPhone 5

Trending Events 2012 (U.S.)

  1. Hurricane Sandy
  2. Presidential Election
  3. Super Bowl
  4. Olympics
  5. UEFA Euro 2012
  6. Kony Movement
  7. SOPA Protest
  8. Aurora Shooting
  9. Trayvon Martin Case
  10. Hurricane Isaac