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December 22, 2010 at 3:27 PM

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seattletimes.com year in review | 10 most-viewed videos

Posted by Tiffany Campbell


Seattle Fans react to US Soccer win: Watching the USA-Algeria World Cup match from the Atlantic Crossing Pub, USA fans react as a goal from Landon Donovan lifts USA to victory.

In rounding up the top 10 most viewed videos of the year on seattletimes.com, it's clear that Seattle is a soccer town. The most viewed video for the year, as of this writing, Dec. 22, 2010, was local fan reaction to the USA-Algeria World Cup match.

What's also clear is that video released in relation to criminal investigations or as evidence are also very popular - the majority of the top 10 videos of the year are surveillance videos released to the media related to violent assualts.

But, seattletimes.com viewers also apparently like "Glee" and pantless comedy stunts on light rail as well.

Here's the full list after the jump ...


2. Video shows violent assault in transit tunnel: This surveillance video shows the violent assault of a 15-year-old girl in the transit tunnel at Westlake Center on Jan. 28, 2010.This video contains graphic material.

3. Athlete killed in luge crash | Olympics 2010: A men's Olympic luger from the country of Georgia died Friday after a high-speed crash on a track that is the world's fastest and has raised safety concerns among competitors.

4. RAW Video | Pregnant teenager attacked on Metro bus: This Metro Transit surveillance footage shows an attack on a pregnant teenager and her boyfriend on a Route 358 Metro bus on Nov. 19. Graphic content and language.

5. Deputy assault footage: King County Sheriff's Office released video allegedly showing deputy Paul Schene assaulting a 15-year-old girl in custody at a holding facility at SeaTac City Hall.

6.Investigators' video show Mark Jones behavior before and after trial: This video, provided by Carney Badley Spellman law firm, shows portions of Mark Jones' sworn deposition from 2008, in which he describes pain from his fall. It also shows Jones playing outdoor games and splitting wood on different occasions in 2010.

7. Fremont apartment leaves 5 dead: A fire Saturday morning in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood left five people dead.

8. Pantless in Seattle: In an event organized by Emerald City Improv, hundreds of people rode the light rail without pants.

9.'Glee' flash mob performances: Inspired by the television show "Glee," more than 800 dancers perform in Westlake Park, Pioneer Square and Seattle Center on a series of 'Glee' flash mob events on Saturday, April 10, 2010.

10. Raw video | Dash-camera view from Officer Kelly's patrol car: Dash-camera video from Officer Benjamin L. Kelly's patrol car on the night he shot Maurice Clemmons.

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