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Siam Paragon the 'most popular on Instagram'

Bangkok's Siam Paragon shopping mall is the most popular location among Instagram users, and Bangkok the second most popular city this year, the network's blog announced.

A massive shopping complex that includes movie theatres and an aquarium, Siam Paragon was Instagram's top-spot, edging out last year's top photo spot Suvarnabhumi Airport, which dropped to number nine this year.

Siam Paragon was ranked second last year.

"Like last year, a popular location in Thailand tops the list," the network's blog reported.

Instagram is an online photo- and video-sharing service that enables users to take pictures and videos and share them on social networking services. It has more than 150 million users worldwide, with about 55 million photos being posted everyday.

Paris' icon and landmark, the Eiffel Tower, which was number eight last year, has dropped out of the top-10 list. None of the top places to share a snap is in Europe, according to the Instagram blog.

Times Square, known as the "crossroads of the world", was the second most Instagrammed place this year. Two other locations in New York City - Central Park and the High Line - are new to the most-popular list in 2013, along with Walt Disney World in Florida and the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas.

The 10 top locations for the network in 2013 were:

1. Siam Paragon shopping mall, Bangkok

2. Times Square, New York

3. Disneyland, California

4. Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas

5. Disney World, Florida

6. Staples Centre, Los Angeles

7. Central Park, New York

8. Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

9. Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok

10. High Line, New York

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