KSDK.com's most-viewed photo galleries of 2013

ST. LOUIS – The year has been filled with many ups and downs. From severe weather to wild Mardi Gras celebrations, this is a look back at the most-viewed photo galleries on KSDK.com.

10. Stan Musial memorial at Busch Stadium

Stan Musial died Jan. 19. Seven days later his funeral was held at Cathedral Basilica in the Central West End. The procession went to Busch Stadium where fans, Busch Stadium crew members, and an Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale said their final goodbyes to "The Man." These are photos from that memorial, which was attended by his family.

9. Boston Marathon bombings

April 15, 2013 was a tragic day for the United States. Three people died that day, and approximately 280 were injured when the Tsarnaev brothers terrorized Boston. (WARNING: Graphic images).

8. 2013 Race for the Cure

Tens of thousands of people gathered in downtown St. Louis Saturday, June 15, 2013 for the 15th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

7. Soulard Mardi Gras 2012

You're probably thinking, "Why is a photo gallery from February 2012 a top photo gallery in 2013?" Well, when we posted ourMardi Gras Guide and Soulard Mardi Gras 2013 photo gallery, we made sure to link back to the previous year's photos in case our readers were interested. They were.

6. Wildwood accident kills three teens

Sisters Kathleen and Lauren Oliver, and their friend, Christopher Lenzen, were killed in a car accident in August. Their friend, Olivia Dames, was the sole survivor.

5. Tornado damage in The Hill neighborhood

An EF0 tornado touched down in The Hill neighborhood the evening of April 10, 2013. Forty-eight homes were damaged, but nobody was injured. This was one of three tornadoes that touched down in the St. Louis area that night. Straight-line winds and three microbursts also caused damage along a 30-mile path from Union to Chesterfield.

4. St. Louis Comic Con

The 2013 Wizard World Comic Con show was held in March at the America's Center in downtown St. Louis.

3. Soulard Mardi Gras 2013

Mardi Gras in Soulard is always a good time, and this year was no exception. Check out the photos to re-live this year's celebration.

2. Viewer-submitted weather photos from May and April

St. Louis weather was quite rowdy in April and May this year. Several tornadoes touched down in the area both months, destroying hundreds of homes.

With nearly 25% more page views than the No. 2 gallery, the top photo gallery of 2013 on KSDK.com is…

1. Hooters Regional Swimsuit contest

Are you really surprised the Hooters Regional Swimsuit contest is No. 1? Neither am I. Sixty beautiful women were chosen from regional competitions like this one to compete at the Miss Hooters International competition in Las Vegas.


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