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 U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney after the debate at Lynn University. (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)
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Apple (AAPL) iPhone 5
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Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games." (SHNS photo by Murray Close / Lionsgate Films)
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"Fifty Shades of Grey"
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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Carly Rae Jepsen performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on August 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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The "Gangnam Style" video on YouTube.
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Politics, smartphones, Kim Kardashian top 2012 searches on Yahoo!

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CINCINNATI - 2012 is not over, but the top searches for the year are already being compiled by Yahoo!

At the top of the list of top overall searches was "election." That was followed closely by "iPhone 5." Kim Kardashian, Kate Upton and Kate Middleton all made the top five.

Yahoo! also compiled lists divided by categories.

At the top of the viral obsession search list was the iPhone 5. "Political polls," "megamillions" and "The Hunger Games" followed. "Honey Boo Boo" rounded out the top five followed closely by "Fifty Shades of Grey."

The most-searched songs on Yahoo! for 2012 included Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" and rapper Psy's "Gangnam Style."

To see more of the top searches, go to

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