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2011's top words in pictures

The Global Language Monitor, a media analytics company that tracks cultural trends, has revealed 2011's most used words, names and phrases. ‘Occupy’ ranked as 2011's top word, ‘Arab Spring’ the top phrase and ‘Steve Jobs’ the top name this year. Bunga Bunga and Kate Middleton are also some of the key mentions on this list. Here are some of our favourites ... in pictures.

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