AP PHOTOS: Top 10 Search Trends of 2012

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FILE - In this Sunday, April 25, 2010, file photo, U.S singer Whitney Houston performs at the o2 in London as part of her European tour, Sunday, April 25, 2010. Whitney Houston was the "top trending" search of 2012 according to Google Inc.'s year-end "zeitgeist" report. Google's 12th annual roundup is "an in-depth look at the spirit of the times as seen through the billions of searches on Google over the past year," the company said in a blog post Wednesday. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — From the tragic to the downright silly, millions of people searched the Web in 2012 to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, a record-breaking skydiver and the death of a pop star.

Google released its 12th annual "zeitgeist" report on Wednesday. The company calls it "an in-depth look at the spirit of the times as seen through the billions of searches on Google over the past year."

Here's an Associated Press photo gallery of the top ten trending searches of 2012.

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