Most Facebooked Topics In 2013

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    It wasn't Miley Cyrus or the royal baby.

    On Facebook, the most-mentioned topic in the world this year was Pope Francis, according to the company. Francis, who was installed as pope in March, was the sixth-most-mentioned topic in the United States.

    The pope has sparked attention across the world, including on social media, for saying "Who am I to judge?" about gay priests and, in November, embracing a disfigured man in St. Peter's Square.

    In the United States, the Super Bowl topped the list for most mentioned person or event. This year's game saw the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers. The federal government shutdown in October came in second.

    Here are the most-talked-about people and events in the world in 2013:

    1) Pope Francis

    2) Election

    3) Royal baby

    4) Typhoon

    5) Harlem Shake

    6) Flood

    7) Miley Cyrus

    8) Boston Marathon

    9) Tour de France

    10) Nelson Mandela

    And here are the most-talked-about people and events in the United States in 2013:

    1) Super Bowl

    2) Government shutdown

    3) Boston Marathon

    4) Syria Crisis

    5) Harlem Shake

    6) Pope Francis

    7) George Zimmerman

    8) Royal Baby

    9) Nelson Mandela

    10) Presidential Inauguration

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