U.S. election, iPhone 5, Kardashian top Yahoo! 2012 searches

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U.S. television celebrity Kim Kardashian performs during a promotional visit to a newly built shopping mall in Riffa, south of ManamaLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The U.S. presidential election became the most-searched item and Kim Kardashian was the most-searched person on Yahoo! in a year when online searches were dominated by big news stories and pop culture obsessions, the search engine company said on Monday. The search term "election" topped the list of searches, led not only by extensive media coverage but also widening conversation on online social media platforms. The term "political polls" was No. 8 of the top 10 Yahoo! searches of the year. …

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