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Lindsay Lohan

A Top 10 denizen from 2005-2008, Lindsay Lohan has seen a turnaround of sorts this year, although not without some setbacks. (Charley Gallay/Getty Images for A&E Networks)

Year in Review 2012: Top 10 Searches

Chalk up another one for the voter: People may have been wearied by the negative campaigns, but they persevered through the slog of politics and made "elections" the year's most searched term. The fifth iteration of an Apple smartphone, a glorious gathering of athletes, the passing of a superstar, and a bevy of celebrities—including one duchess—also mesmerized online audiences in 2012.