updated 12/27/2005 3:39:47 PM ET 2005-12-27T20:39:47

It was a big year for news — and with that came a big numbers of visitors to MSNBC.com. (Thank you for that!)

But what were the stories that users clicked on most?

To find out, we've compiled the top 15 most-clicked pages of 2005. You'll see some of the big stories of the year — Hurricane Katrina, Pope John Paul II, Terri Schiavo — and a couple of surprises. (Please note: These figures are through Dec. 12.)

We look forward to seeing you again in 2006!

  1. New Orleans mayor orders looting crackdown (Sept. 1)
  2. New Orleans mayor halts city’s reopening (Sept. 19)
  3. In receding floodwaters, more damage found (Sept. 27)
  4. Terri Schiavo dies, but battle continues (March 31)
  5. Millions begin recovery in Wilma’s aftermath (Oct. 25)
  6. Pope laid to rest after emotional ceremony (April 8)
  7. Indonesia to hold cease-fire talks (tsunami) (Jan. 24)
  8. Benedict XVI: German cardinal elected pope (April 20)
  9. London fights to regain footing (July 8)
  10. Vatican: Pope near death, but responds to aides (April 2)
  11. How hostage got Atlanta suspect to set her free (March 14)
  12. Teen captured after girl’s parents found slain (Nov. 14)
  13. DJ, Dutch suspect’s dad released in Aruba (June 27)
  14. Verdict reached in Jackson trial (June 13)
  15. 10 sexy sirens of the big screen (Aug. 9)

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