Syria, celebrities, and association football
Summary: While the Syrian Civil War crept its slow way into the minds of the public, with a new fourth related entry in the top 25, the top 10 remained dominated by celebrity, mainly sports and music. Two megabucks transfers stimulated public interest in football/soccer ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, while Lil Wayne's public apology ahead of his latest album release sent him to the top.
For the full top 25 plus exclusions, see
For the week of September 1 - 7, the 10 most popular articles on Wikipedia, as determined from the report of the
5,000 most trafficked pages* were:
After apologising to his fans on
Twitter, Lil Wayne has gone from not receiving any BET Award or MTV Video Music Award nominations to coming tops in Wikipedia views.
That's the Jewish New Year to the rest of us. Jews the world over ushered in the year 5774 on September 4.
A perennially popular article
The German footballer was recently transferred to
Arsenal FC for $67 million, which, for a presumed 5-year contract works out at roughly $1500 an hour.
The final season of this acclaimed chemistry teacher-turned-Scarface TV series began on August 11.
The new term for girls waggling their bottoms onstage continues to be a point of interest.
Middle Eastern country in which the United States might become embroiled has continued to be a topic of interest this week.
The star cricketer and creator of
got a boost thanks to a Wisden Cricketers' Almanack Google Doodle on his 187th birthday on September 5.
The English actor and
star saw his popularity soar after being cast in the title role of Sons of Anarchy the film adaptation of . 50 Shades of Grey
The Welsh footballer was just signed by
Real Madrid for a reported 100 million euros ($133 million), an even more astronomical sum than that for the above Mesut Özil.
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