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Maybe it was something quirky.
Maybe it was a breaking story that caught the nation's attention.
Or a combination of the two.
As the door closes on 2014, The Tribune online department offers a recap of the stories that garnered the most attention online over the last 12 months.
Think you know the story that got the most pageviews? If so, you're a better guesser than our department since no one correctly identified the most-viewed story in 2014.
The award went to Kristen Moulton's Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover story. And it wasn't close. It received about 30 percent more pageviews than No. 2.
So what was No. 2? That would be Lisa Schencker's story about Uintah Elementary headlined Lunches seized from kids in debt at Salt Lake City elementary.
And coming in at No. 3 was Michael McFall's story about Megan Huntsman headlined Police find seven dead babies in Utah County home.
Here's a list of the rest of the 10 most-viewed stories in 2014:
Let's not forget about photo galleries as well. They often attract as many, if not more, pageviews than the stories they accompany. So what were the top galleries in 2014?
The most-viewed gallery also saw its accompanying story break the top 10 on the list above. The top gallery was headlined Students say altered yearbook photos meant to shame them.
The second-most viewed gallery involved the same storyline after Wasatch High School defended the editing. The story was headlined Utah school defends yearbook editing for modesty.
Taking the bronze medal for most-viewed photo gallery was a review of a concert involving a pair of rock' n' roll legends. It was headlined Review: KISS, Def Leppard rock n roll Usana crowd.
Here's a list of the rest of the 10 most-viewed photo galleries in 2014: