The year 2008 was one for the history books.
It was a year of incredible highs, numbing lows, new household names and countless surprises along the way.
The following represent some of the most popular stories on ABCNews.com from the past year.
The list includes exclusive interviews and investigations, new trends in health and lifestyles, breaking economic news and feature stories focusing on everything from Hollywood stars to chefs' secrets.
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