Our favourite Instagram Photos Of 2012

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2012 was the easily the year of Instagram.Soon after Facebook bought the 13-person company for $1 billion, the number of Instagram users skyrocketed past the 100 million mark.

With 100 million-plus users on board, Instagram was loaded with tons of great photos taken all around the world.

Let’s take a look back at the best Instagram photos taken in the past year.

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