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December 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM

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seattletimes.com year in review | 10 most-viewed photo galleries

Posted by Stephanie Clary

Sterling_Coopeep_Mad_Peeps.JPG"Mad Peeps of Sterling Coopeep" by Jeana Harrington; Click to launch gallery

Dear readers: Congratulations! You contributed to one of our most popular photo galleries of the year.

The gallery for The Seattle Times annual Peeps contest — featuring readers' creative use of the springtime marshmallow treat — was the second-most viewed on our site this year. There were 384 Peeps entries with themes inspired by topical events and pop culture (Olympics, "Mad Men") as well as classic art (Salvador Dali, "The Last Supper").

Possible crime clues, a local superhero, disasters, a presidential visit and red carpet fashions made up the rest of our top 10 list, which is after the jump.

Top 10 seattletimes.com photo galleries, based on page views:

1. Photos from Rodney Alcala's storage locker
From the story:
Could photos from Seattle storage locker provide clues in serial killings?

2. Peeps Parade
From the story:
Seattle Times readers craft their masterPeeps

3. Electron Boy saves Seattle
From the story:
Local boy with cancer turns into a superhero for a day

4. President Obama visits Seattle
From the story:
Obama rips Republicans, raises big bucks for Murray in 4-hour Seattle stop

5. Paul Thiry beachfront home
From the story:
Can historic home in Normandy Park be saved?

6. Snow hits Seattle area
From the story:
Why can't we handle snow?

7. Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull Volcano
From the story:
Iceland evacuates hundreds near volcano

8. 8.8-magnitude earthquake hits Chile
From the story:
Chile assesses damage from mammoth earthquake

9. 82nd Academy Awards Red Carpet
From the story:
Floral fashions rule the red carpet at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards

10. BP oil spill disaster
From the story:
BP's trail of accidents, scandals stretches to Alaska


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