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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 07 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 07 July, 2012, 12:00am


This week's top 10 album downloads on iTunes

1 Living Things, Linkin Park

2 Wild Ones (Deluxe Version), Flo Rida

3 Cornerstone (Deluxe Version) [Live], Hillsong Live

4 Believe (Deluxe Edition), Justin Bieber

5 Uncaged, Zac Brown Band

6 Periphery II, Periphery

7 Lideres, Wisin & Yandel

8 Welcome to the Fishbowl, Kenny Chesney

9 Up All Night (Deluxe Edition), One Direction

10 21, Adele

Top photo

Rain didn't stop Japanese activists from staging an anti-nuclear protest in front of the recently re-opened Oi power plant in Tokyo. Some protesters, faced with a police blockade in front of the power station, held up their umbrellas to keep the officers dry. It's a vivid image of opponents existing in harmony, and reminds us of the iconic images of Vietnam war protesters placing flowers in the barrels of soldiers' guns in the 1960s.

Most Japanese nuclear power plants have been switched off since a massive earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at the Fukushima plant last year.

Top search

Google Chrome on iPhone

Google Chrome, the recently crowned top web browser, is now available on your iPhone and iPad. Users can sync bookmarks, tabs, passwords and web history with Chrome browsers on their desktop computer and mobile devices.

It became the most downloaded free app on iTunes a few days after its release and has received very positive reviews from users.

Although users can use Chrome on their Apple devices, they won't be able to set it as their main browser. Safari will remain the default application when users send e-mails, messages or open links.

Top videos on YouTube

An antidote to CCTV shockers

Security cameras don't just capture crimes - they also film a lot of love and public acts of kindness, which Coca-Cola wants us to see with this compilation of footage.

Super Mario 3-D - in the chalk dimension

Chalk artist Chris Carlson draws a super 3-D rendition of Nintendo's favourite video game character Mario. It took 11 hours, but it's speeded up so you can watch it in less than four minutes.

Ninja miaow

A kitten performs a spectacular kung-fu kick when it can no longer put up with the annoying squeak of its toy.

In other news ...

Chilly exile in store for rapper

Rapper Pitbull may soon be 'exiled' to Alaska. The US supermarket giant Wal-Mart is running an online contest that will send the entertainer to the store whose Facebook page has the most 'likes'. A journalist thought it would be funny if Pitbull was sent to America's most remote Walmart store, which happens to be on Kodiak Island, Alaska. The idea has generated interest from Kodiak residents, as well as Pitbull's critics, who would love to get rid of him. They've taken to Twitter with hashtags such as #ExilePitbull to pull in more likes. Pitbull has said he will go wherever his fans want to party. The Kodiak store's Facebook page has more than 60,000 likes, so Pitbull better start packing his winter jacket and snow shoes.