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The UK's most shared Facebook stories

What we can learn from 2011

The UK's most shared Facebook stories

Last week, we revealed which stories had been most shared by American Facebook users this year and we learnt that animals, parenting and natural disasters were at the top of their list.

Now, it's the turn of UK Facebook users and the results are, ahem, interesting.

For every encouraging entrant, there's a slightly depressing one not far behind. So while we might have been interested to read the truth about the Occupy crackdown on The Guardian, we were even more interested to look at pictures of a woman with a dog poo tattoo on The Sun.

Overall, interestingly, it seems as if we're even more celebrity-obsessed than our American friends. While they only had one entertainment-based story in their top 20 (concerning Jackass star Ryan Dunn's death), we had four (ranging from the sad news of Amy Winehouse's death to the less tragic news of Frankie Cocozza's X Factor departure).

We've also shown great interest in Osama Bin Laden's death, the Japan earthquake and, ermmm, a drunk elk. Take from that what you will.

1. The World at Seven Billion (BBC)

2. Tatt-poo for cheating (The Sun)

3. The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy (The Guardian)

4. Amy Winehouse: Tributes paid to dead singer (BBC)

5. Austrian driver allowed 'pastafarian' headgear photo (BBC)

6. Charlie Sheen v Muammar Gaddafi: whose line is it anyway? (The Guardian)

7. The meaning of 9/11's most controversial photo (The Guardian)

8. Amy Winehouse, 27, found dead at her London flat after suspected 'drug overdose' (Daily Mail)

9. Drunk Swedish elk found in apple tree near Gothenburg (BBC)

10. 'Brinicle' ice finger of death filmed in Antarctic (BBC)

11. Robber who broke into hair salon is beaten by its black-belt owner and kept as a sex slave for three days... fed only Viagra (Daily Mail)

12. Frankie Cocozza kicked off X Factor (The Sun)

13. Japan earthquake: Footage of moment tsunami hit (BBC)

14. Osama Bin Laden, al-Qaeda leader, dead - Barack Obama (BBC)

15. Osama bin Laden corpse photo is fake (The Guardian)

16. Japan earthquake: Tsunami hits north-east (BBC)

17. Speed-of-light results under scrutiny at Cern (BBC)

18. Arrest over video of 'racist rant' on Croydon to Wimbledon tram (BBC)

19. Loyal to the end: Heart-breaking photo shows Navy SEAL's devoted dog guarding his coffin (Daily Mail)

20. LIVE: Osama Bin Laden dead (BBC)