ASSIGNMENT:

2012: The year in five words

Last updated 14:20 21/12/2012
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BOOM TIME: Was the Olympics one of your top five things of 2012?

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If you could sum up 2012 in five words what would they be?

What do you think was on the mind of our nation this year? Was it political issues like the economy and Kim Dotcom? Big news events like the Olympics, the Scott Guy murder trial, volcanic eruptions or the weather (tornadoes and cyclones). Or was it the more light-hearted events like The Hobbit movie premiere and the explosion of all things Gangnam-style that stuck out to you?

Tell us in five words what you think 2012 was all about.

We'll take all the submissions on this 2012 assignment and create a graphic to show what was on the minds of our readers this year.

To contribute your five words, hit the big green button and please send them as a numbered list.

Our picks are:

1. Economy

2. Olympics

3. Weather

4. Dotcom

5. Hobbit

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