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Nelson Mandela Tops Google Search in 2013

The death of civil rights leader Nelson Mandela earlier this month weighed heavily on South Africa but also around the globe. Google found that Mandela was the No. 1 “trending search” for 2013. Deaths and tragedies factor heavily into the list, but you’ll also see tech in the top 10, including the iPhone 5s, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Playstation 4.

Here’s the full global list:

Actor Paul Walker who died in a car crash about a month ago topped the U.S. list, while Mandela was No. 3. Here is the complete U.S. list from Google.

You can explore the year-end Google trend charts further here.

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