SoCal Dominates Top Instagram Locations List

Southern California is known for sunshine, surf, traffic, tourism and celebrities. We may have to add Instagram to that list.

By Olsen Ebright
|  Friday, Dec 28, 2012  |  Updated 10:11 PM PDT
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Southern California once again dominated the photo-sharing app’s annual list of most popular locations, taking five out of the top 10 spots. Annette Arreola reports from LAX for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2012.

Annette Arreola

Southern California once again dominated the photo-sharing app’s annual list of most popular locations, taking five out of the top 10 spots. Annette Arreola reports from LAX for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2012.

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Instagram has released its annual list of most popular locations and once again Southern California dominated, taking five out of the top 10 spots.

Disneyland Park in Anaheim, which held the No. 1 spot last year, dropped to No. 3 for 2012. Los Angeles International Airport and Dodger Stadium clinched the No. 6 and 7 spots respectively.

Rounding out the list was Staples Center at No. 9 and the Santa Monica Pier at No. 10.

The top photo getter this year was Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, with more than 100,000 photos.

The photo-sharing app is available exclusively for iOS and Android mobile devices. The service passed 80 million registered users over the summer and reportedly reached the 100-million mark by September.

It recently came under fire for a change in terms of service that suggested individual's photos could be used in advertisements without compensation. Instagram has since withdrawn those terms following a backlash from users.

Facebook acquired Instagram in September for an estimated more than $700 million in cash and stock.

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Full List: 2012’s Most Popular Locations on Instagram

1) Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok, Thailand
2) Siam Paragon (shopping mall) in Bangkok, Thailand
3) Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California
4) Times Square in New York City
5) AT&T Park in San Francisco
6) Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
7) Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
8) Eiffel Tower in Paris
9) Staples Center in Los Angeles
10) Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles

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