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Instagram reveal the most liked pictures, people and places of 2014


Given the sheer volume of people using it every day, it's hard to believe Instagram only launched in October 2010. It began 2014 being named the fastest growing social media website, and over 200 million users share 65 million photos every day - pictures of themselves, their friends, their pets, their holidays and of course, their pretty plates of food.

Now the photo-sharing service has released some vital stats for the year, crowning Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding picture the most 'liked' picture of 2014 - with a huge 2.4million giving it the thumbs up.


Kim & Kanye

Kim & Kanye's wedding kiss came top with 2.4million likes

Kanye recently revealed that the couple spent four days of their honeymoon perfecting the image, which was posted in May, resulting in it not just becoming the year's most liked Instagram picture, but the most liked ever.

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

Justin and Selena attracted 1.9million likes

Proving their huge fanbases are still behind them, pictures of Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus were the second and third most-liked. Justin's 23.3million followers were so enamoured with his picture of on-off girlfriend Selena Gomez that they liked it a whopping 1.9million times.

Ariana Grande

Ariana and Miley came third, liked 1.84million times

The above picture from singer Ariana Grande's Instagram account of herself and Miley Cyrus has so far managed 1.84million likes to become the third most-liked picture.


The top geotagged locations in the UK revealed the massive support for the ceramic poppy installation, Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red, at the Tower of London to commemorate the centenary of World War I.

Tower of london

An example of the thousands of Instagram images tagged at the Tower of London

Tower Bridge was the second most geotagged UK location, according to Instagram, while locations in the capital make up the entire top 10 list.

1. Tower Bridge

2. Tower of London

3. Harrods

4. Big Ben

5. British Museum

6. The Official London Eye

7. Camden Town

8. Hyde Park

9. Victoria and Albert Museum

10. Natural History Museum, London

Tower Bridge

One of the many Tower Bridge pictures posted by Instagram users


Meanwhile, the top three Instagram accounts - excluding the website's own official account - are Justin Bieber, with 23.3million followers, Kim Kardashian, with 22.8million followers, and Beyonce, with 21.3million.


Beyonce is the third most-followed on Instagram

And we're all apparently just old romantics at heart, with the most hashtagged phrase of 2014 being '#love'. Whether that's love for our other halves, or love for the massive burger we just slapped the Earlybird filter on, who can say?



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