Whom or what did people most want to see this year?

Thanks to Google Zeitgeist, the behemoth search engine's year-end review that highlights the hottest search trends of the past year, we can now take a peek into the top trending image searches of 2012.

Launched this week, Google Zeitgeist 2012 welcomes users to peruse a variety of lists that show the people, questions, places, events, hashtags and more that netizens around the world most wanted to watch, read about, hear or see.

What were the top trending searches this year? Who were the most searched for athletes? What were the hottest electronics, airlines and TV shows?

Zeitgeist, having pored through more than 1 trillion searches and queries, has the answers (at least as far as the Google-verse goes).

Click through our gallery below to see the top 10 trending Google image searches from around the globe. Can you guess who's No. 1?

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  • #10 -- Katy Perry

    U.S. singer and actress Katy Perry waves as she poses for photos during a photo call to promote her movie "Part of me 3D" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Monday, July 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

  • #9 -- Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj talks during an event to celebrate the launch of her new perfume at Myer Sydney City on November 29, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • #8 -- Minecraft

    Screenshot of the popular game

  • #7 -- Harry Styles of One Direction

    Harry Styles of One Direction performs onstage during Z100's Jingle Ball 2012, presented by Aeropostale, at Madison Square Garden on December 7, 2012 in New York City. (Kevin Kane/Getty Images for Jingle Ball 2012)

  • #6 -- Justin Bieber

    Recording Artist Justin Bieber performs onstage during 93.3 FLZ's Jingle Ball 2012 at Tampa Bay Times Forum on December 9, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Jingle Ball 2012)

  • #5 -- Rihanna

    Artist Rihanna launches 'Nude by Rihanna' at Macy's Westfield Century City on December 1, 2012 in Century City, California. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • #4 -- Megan Fox

    Actress Megan Fox arrives at the 2011 Maui Film Festival at the Celestial Cinema on June 15, 2011 in Wailea, Hawaii. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images For Maui Film Festival)

  • #3 -- iPhone 5

    A woman checks an iPhone 5 at the Hong Kong Apple store on September 21, 2012. (AFP photo/Philippe Lopez/Getty Images)

  • #2 -- Selena Gomez

    Selena Gomez attends the 22nd annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 12, 2012 in New York City. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

  • #1 -- One Direction

    Members of worldwide musical sensation One Direction, from left, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik pose with their Hasbro dolls at a press event on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 in New York. (Charles Sykes/Invision for Hasbro/AP Images)

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