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In pictures: UAE's Google Zeitgeist 2012

December 12, 2012

Hamdan Al Kamali, the UAE footballer was the most searched for UAE Olympian. Andrew Yates / AFP Photo
Hamdan Al Kamali, the UAE footballer was the most searched for UAE Olympian. Andrew Yates / AFP Photo
Cristiano Ronaldo was the most searched for athlete, edging Roger Federer and Kaka. His arch-rival, Lionel Messi was suspiciously fifth... Denis Doyle / Getty Images
Cristiano Ronaldo was the most searched for athlete, edging Roger Federer and Kaka. His arch-rival, Lionel Messi was suspiciously fifth... Denis Doyle / Getty Images
...but Messi's club, FC Barcelona were the most searched for sports team, beating Real Madrid and Chelsea. David Ramos / Getty Images
...but Messi's club, FC Barcelona were the most searched for sports team, beating Real Madrid and Chelsea. David Ramos / Getty Images
The UAE was not alone in the craze for "Gangnam Style", performed by South Korean rapper Psy. the iPad 3 and Olympics 2012 rounded out the top 3 searches. Danny Moloshok / Reuters
The UAE was not alone in the craze for 'Gangnam Style', performed by South Korean rapper Psy. the iPad 3 and Olympics 2012 rounded out the top 3 searches. Danny Moloshok / Reuters
The epic Islamic historical television drama Omar was the most popular TV show. MBC / Reuters / Handout
The epic Islamic historical television drama Omar was the most popular TV show. MBC / Reuters / Handout
Whitney Houston the US diva, who died of a drugs overdose in February, was the most searched for person in the UAE, beating UAE singer Shamma Hamdan and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. Mark J Terrill / AP Photo
Whitney Houston the US diva, who died of a drugs overdose in February, was the most searched for person in the UAE, beating UAE singer Shamma Hamdan and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. Mark J Terrill / AP Photo
Yummy. Baklava was the most searched for food & drink item. Jeff Topping / The National
Yummy. Baklava was the most searched for food & drink item. Jeff Topping / The National
Fashion designer Isabel Marant was the most search for fashion label/designer. Francois Mori / AP Photo
Fashion designer Isabel Marant was the most search for fashion label/designer. Francois Mori / AP Photo
Ain Sokhna, on the Red Sea in Egypt was the most searched for travel destination, beating Riyadh and Istanbul.
Ain Sokhna, on the Red Sea in Egypt was the most searched for travel destination, beating Riyadh and Istanbul.