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12/07/2011 04:21 pm ET

Most Popular News Stories Of 2011

News organizations have started to report the most popular news stories of 2011, and the topics range from the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan, to Kim Kardashian violating her Australian visa.

Journalist Bill Lucey (who is also a Huffington Post blogger) reported some of the most viewed online news stories on Tuesday. Lucey reached out to various news organizations to learn which stories "generated the most page views on their websites over the last year."

Microsoft's search engine Bing reported that the Casey Anthony trial was the most searched news story of 2011. Twitter reported that the resignation of Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak, was the most tweeted news story of year.

Below, view the slideshow to learn some of the most popular news stories of 2011. Click through to Lucey's website to view the entire list.

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