Doodle Party! Google Rings in 2013 in Style

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Doodle Party! Google Rings in 2013 in Style
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1. Soccer Doodle

Google has released its final Google Doodle of 2012 and its first of 2013 -- a before-and-after party picture.

The search giant is known for crafting exceptional New Year-centric logos, and this year's is no exception. In countries where it is still 2012, Google has a festive party logo, replete with characters from Google Doodles from throughout 2012.

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For places where the clock has already turned to 2013, however, the Google logo shows the Google letters cleaning up after the party.

The one partygoer still in attendance: Rodin's "The Thinker." The world-famous sculpture can be seen at his desktop computer in both pictures.

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Earlier this month, Google revealed its most popular Google Doodles of 2012.

If you want to revisit all of the Google Doodles from years past, Google has organized them in an easy to browse archive.

What was your favorite Google Doodle of 2012? Let us know in the comments.

1. Soccer Doodle

During the 2012 Summer Olympics, Google revealed an interactive soccer doodle, which put you as a goalie behind the net to ward off flying balls. By using the keyboard's left and right arrows to move side-to-side and the space bar to jump, the game became a hit online and was a welcomed distraction during the work day.

No wonder it's the most popular Google Doodle of the year.

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Images courtesy of Google

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