The most liked Instagram picture of 2014 will make you weep

The social media's most popular picture may not be surprising, but it might be disappointing

Ella Alexander
Thursday 04 December 2014 13:32

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding photo has depressingly made Instagram history by attracting 2.4 million likes – the most ever received by the social media platform.

The image sees the couple kissing on their wedding day in May, standing in front of a wall of white roses. Their ceremony was as predictably ostentatious as anyone could have hoped and was casually staged in a Florentine castle with music reportedly from John Legend, Andrea Bocelli and Lana Del Rey.

And the rankings don’t improve as we move further down Instagram’s most popular posts list – in second place is Justin Bieber’s picture of himself with on/off girlfriend Selena Gomez, which was liked by 1.9 million.

An equally depressing image of Ariana Grande kissing Miley Cyrus came third with 1.84 million.

The picture-sharing website attracts over 200 million each day, with 65 million pictures shared daily.

Instagram also listed its top three global destinations, of which images were shared – with London noticeably absent. Disneyland in California topped the list, followed by the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, then in Times Square in New York.

Of London’s most popular locations to take an Instagram picture, Tower Bridge came first.

The most popular Instagram hashtag of the year was #love.

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