Everything You Need to Know About What Was Popular on Instagram This Year

Sunsets were snubbed this year.

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Instagram published a list of its most popular photos and hashtags of 2013, and absolutely none of them have anything to do with sunsets or French bull dogs.

Although one thing isn’t surprising. Of the all of the photos Instagrammed this year — and 55 million are posted every day — the most popular picture was that of the magnanimous Justin Bieber and his “uncle” Will Smith:

Me and uncle Will

A photo posted by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on

It was liked 1,496,070 times and counting. Here are some other interesting facts about how people Instagrammed this year.

Most Instagrammed Day of 2013:

Thanksgivukkah, of course. (That’s when the first night of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving overlapped.) Some “menurkeys” even showed up on the sharing platform.

#Thanksgivukkah #menurkey

A photo posted by @emsbchillin on

Top Hashtag of 2013:

#love … yawn. Other top hashtags were #tbt, #friends, #fashion, #food, and Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year, #selfie.

Top Geotagged Locations of 2013:

  1. Siam Paragon Shopping Mall in Bangkok
  2. Times Square
  3. Disneyland California
  4. Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas
  5. Disney World Florida
  6. Staples Center, Los Angeles
  7. Central Park, New York
  8. Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
  9. Bankgok International Airport
  10. The Highline, New York