Happy New Year! What's In? What's Out? 

In: Pizza, Spotify and cell phone videos. Out: Herman Cain, iTunes and Wolf Blitzer

2011 was a big year one for news. Three dictators -- Tunisia's Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak and Libya's Mummar Gaddafi -- were ousted from power as their countries revolted against their regimes. Navy SEALs (along with a German Shepherd) found and killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a compound in Abottabad, Pakistan. The euro hovered on the brink of collapse.

But there was more. Pizza became a vegetable, we came even closer to finding the God particle and Herman Cain kept us thoroughly entertained.

Here's to 2012, and here's the annual GlobalPost guide to what became popular in 2011, and what went out.

IN: Somali Islamic Emirates OUT: Al Shabaab

IN: Dradimas, lira and pesos OUT: Euro

IN: Drones OUT: Troops

IN: Dogs OUT: Gun Safety

IN: Urban Camping OUT: 1 percent

IN: Self Immolation OUT: Oppression

IN: Monogamy OUT: Herman Cain

IN: Kepler-22b OUT: Earth

IN: Dutch racism OUT: Dutch weed

IN: Pakistan OUT: Afghanistan

IN: Iran OUT: Iraq

IN: Obama OUT: Osama bin Laden

IN: Duchess of Cambridge OUT: Waity Katie

IN: Canada OUT: American dream <> IN: Japanese robots OUT: Humans

IN: Doomsday propecies OUT: Doomsday (actual)

IN: God particle OUT: God

IN: Panda Dogs OUT: Pandas

IN: Horse meat OUT: Dog meat

IN: Pizza OUT: Herman Cain

IN: Sharks OUT: Happy Feet

IN: Cell phone videos OUT: Wolf Blitzer

IN: Free Syrian Army OUT: Libyan Rebels

IN: Occupy Moscow OUT: Putin

IN: Nuclear fallout OUT: Nuclear power

IN: Japan aid OUT: Haiti aid

IN: Spotify OUT: iTunes

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