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Best of 2012

10 most popular stories

Elections dominated the 2012 news landscape, and it showed in the results of our most popular list. More than half of the top 10 Boston Globe stories dealt with either the presidential or local Senate election.

However, the Globe offered plenty for readers who weren’t engrossed in politics. The list also featured a goodbye column from storied sportswriter Bob Ryan, a fascinating breakdown of the Patriots offense by football writer Greg Bedard, and two deep-think pieces from our Ideas section. Below is the full list of the most popular stories of 2012.

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