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The top Bing searches of 2012

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REDMOND, Wash. -- As we look back at 2012, Bing searches show it was a year of familiar faces, momentous events and baby fever.

While last year people were singing “Baby, baby, baby” with Justin Bieber as the most-searched person of 2011, 2012 was the year of the real baby, as celebrity births were five of the top 10 celebrity events. From new reality stars such as Honey Boo Boo to viral hits such as “Gangnam Style” and airwave darlings such as Taylor Swift, Bing captured history through the searches that mark the year’s most fascinating people, sensations and moments in time.

Photo: (Clockwise from left) Denise Truscello/WireImage; channelORANGE/Twitter, Supplied by WENN; Kevin Winter/Getty Images; Doug Pensinger/Getty ImagesBased on the aggregation of billions of search queries conducted on Bing this year, here are the much-anticipated top search lists for the most-searched people, news stories, athletes, musicians, celebrity events, social networks and TV shows.

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Most-searched people of the year

1.      Kim Kardashian (Justin Bieber, 2011)

2.      Justin Bieber (Kim Kardashain, 2011)

3.      Miley Cyrus (Jennifer Aniston, 2011)

4.      Rihanna (Lindsay Lohan, 2011)

5.      Lindsay Lohan (Jennifer Lopez, 2011)

6.      Katy Perry (Britney Spears, 2011)

7.      Selena Gomez (Katy Perry, 2011)

8.      Jennifer Aniston (Megan Fox, 2011)

9.      Nicki Minaj (Lady Gaga, 2011)

10.  Taylor Swift (Miley Cyrus, 2011)


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Top news stories

11.  iPhone 5

12.  2012 Election

13.  2012 Olympics

14.  Hurricane Sandy

15.  Honey Boo Boo

16.  “Gangnam Style”

17.  Kony 2012

18.  Academy Awards

19.  Kindle Fire HD

20.  Facebook IPO


Top athletes

1.      Peyton Manning

2.      Tiger Woods

3.      Tim Tebow

4.      Maria Sharapova

5.      Kobe Bryant

6.      Serena Williams

7.      Lamar Odom

8.      LeBron James

9.      Cristiano Ronaldo

10.  Terrell Owens


Top musicians

1.      Justin Bieber

2.      Whitney Houston

3.      Katy Perry

4.      Selena Gomez

5.      Rihanna

6.      Nicki Minaj

7.      Taylor Swift

8.      Beyoncé

9.      Chris Brown

10.  Jennifer Lopez


Top celebrity events

1.      Beyoncé’s baby

2.      Jessica Simpson’s baby

3.      Whitney Houston’s death

4.      Snooki’s baby

5.      Kourtney Kardashian’s baby

6.      Coachella

7.      Rodney King overdose

8.      Grammy Awards

9.      Jennifer Garner’s baby

10.  Academy Awards


Top TV shows

1.      “American Idol”

2.      “Dancing With the Stars”

3.      “The Young and the Restless”

4.      “The Walking Dead”

5.      “Family Guy”

6.       “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”

7.      “Glee”

8.      “Vampire Diaries”

9.      “The Bachelor”

10.  “Game of Thrones”


Top social networks

1.      Facebook

2.      Twitter

3.      MySpace

4.      LinkedIn

5.      Tumblr

Photo: (Clockwise from left) Denise Truscello/WireImage; channelORANGE/Twitter, Supplied by WENN; Kevin Winter/Getty Images; Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

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