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Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory most talked about topic on Facebook in 2013

Andy Murray winning Wimbledon was the most talked about this on Facebook this year. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory was the biggest talking point on Facebook in the UK this year.

While Murray-mania was big in the UK but the most talked about topic overall in 2013 was the election of Pope Francis in May.

Although with the passing of Nelson Mandela it is possible the rankings could change. The death of South Africa's first black president was announced last Thursday and led to more than 115 "interactions" involving 55 million people on the social network by the end of day Friday, Facebook said.

The O2 arena in Greenwich, south east London, was the topped the list of places that British Facebook users checked out.

The fourth most talked about thing on Facebook this year was the birth of Prince George. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Top 10 most talked about topics in the UK:

Alex Ferguson's leaving Manchester United was more talked about than the Bedroom Tax and the return of X Factor. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts released on X-Box 360 and PS3 (November)
  • England retain the Ashes in cricket (August)
  • X-Factor returns to UK screens (August)
  • The 'Bedroom Tax' is introduced in the UK (April)
  • Grand theft Auto 5 released on X-Box 360 and PS3 (September)
The death of Margaret Thatcher was a popular topic on Facebook this year. Credit: Phil Noble/PA Wire

Top UK check ins:

  • The O2, London
  • Wembley Stadium, London
  • Leicester Square, London
  • Westfield Stratford City
  • Trafford Centre, Manchester
Alton Towers was one of the top UK places to check in on Facebook this year. Credit: Fabio De Paola/PA Wire
  • Alton Towers, Staffordshire
  • Covent Garden, London
  • Harrods, London
  • Thorpe Park, Surrey
  • Westfield, London (Shepherds Bush)