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Increased fuel prices in India have resulted in nation-wide strikes in the country. The strikes, referred to as "Bharat Bandh" have brought public transport systems to a standstill and resulted in educational institutions remaining closed. "Bharat Bandh" is the most talked about topic on Twitter on the morning of July 5.

Action-adventure film The " Last Airbender" remains unchanged in second place on the charts.

The memes "#mostpopularlies", "#madrugadadeconfesiones" ("morning confessions" in Spanish) , and "#thereshouldbeanapp" are in third, fourth and fifth place.

The name of Argentina's World Cup football team manager Diego "Maradona" is in the charts at number six.

"Oil Spill" is back in Twitter's most talked about topics on the morning of July 5 at number seven. "We've eliminated the huge turtle surplus in the gulf. Next on our list: dolphins, whales, and reporters" say microbloggers retweeting a post by @BPGlobalPR.

"Boondocks", an animated comedy TV series is new on the charts in eigth place.

Americans are still tweeting about "Firework" shows held in celebration of America's Independence Day. The top "Firework" tweet comes from Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber. @justinbieber is telling his fans, "make sure to tune in to NBC tonight...performing on the 4th of July Firework Spectacular....I love lamp."

The name of Korean pop singer and Super Junior member, "Kangin" (aka Kim Young-woon) is in tenth place.

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on July 5 at 9:30 AM GMT are:

1. Bharat Bandh (new)
2. Last Airbender (unchanged)
3. #mostpopularlies (new)
4. #madrugadadeconfesiones (new)
5. #thereshouldbeanapp (new)
6. Maradona (new)
7. Oil Spill (re-entry)
8. Boondocks (new)
9. Firework (new)
10. Kangin (new)