AOL has released a list of the year's hottest search queries, which were determined by examining "a variety of categories, based on the people, places and topics that received the largest volume of search queries on AOL Search."
AOL's top 10 most searched news stories of 2010 include amazing rescues, tragic events, polarizing political movements and remarkable individuals. From Chelsea Clinton's wedding to the Chilean miners' incredible survival story, and from the earthquake in Haiti to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico--see what AOL users wanted to know most about this year.
Have a look through our slideshow of the most-searched news stories this year. Are you surprised to see some of these terms on the top 10 list? Are there any terms that you expected to see and didn't? Let us know in the comments below. Then, check out our slideshow of the top Bing searches of 2010.