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Dallas Observer's 10 Most Popular Cover Stories of 2011

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Over here at Observer HQ, it was a year of street cars, Texas craft liquors, Pomplamoose and NASCAR, eight-tracks and fracking. And, you know, other things.

Clearly you'll find a great horde of final best-of-end-of-totally-ranking-year-end lists all over the dern place, and by golly we're no different. We just loooove lists. In honor of the end of a very, very busy year, we present the most discussed and pageviewed cover stories of 2011.

Below, we present them all--cover by cover (with designs by our Art Director Alexander Flores).

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