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Top videos in a new style

You may have noticed that the way you use video on the BBC News website has changed recently.

This week embedded video was rolled out. To mark the occasion, we have reproduced 10 of the most memorable, and most watched, stories of recent times.

MYSTERY CREATURE : DECEMBER 2007

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First footage of the 'Mickey Mouse' of the desert

The first known footage of the long-eared Jerboa was captured last year.

The tiny nocturnal mammal that is dwarfed by its enormous ears, can be found in the deserts of Mongolia and China.

The species is classified as endangered.

PANORAMA REPORTER LOSES TEMPER : MAY 2007

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Panorama's John Sweeney loses his temper on camera

BBC journalist John Sweeney lost his temper with Scientologist Tommy Davis.

Sweeney later said : "I look like an exploding tomato and shout like a jet engine and every time I see it, it makes me cringe."

He was filming for the BBC Panorama documentary, Scientology and Me.

MAN SKIS DOWN TUBE ESCALATOR : MARCH 2007

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Man skis down Angel tube's escalator

A man who skied down a tube escalator at Angel station in London was criticised by Transport for London.

He posted the stunt on the web and it quickly became a massive video hit.

PRESIDENT BUSH WALKS INTO WALL : NOVEMBER 2005

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George W Bush has trouble leaving a news conference

President Bush made one of his infamous gaffes on camera when he tried to leave a news conference in Beijing.

After answering just six questions from a group of US reporters, the president strode away heading towards the door.

Much to the journalists' delight he wound up making a very public U-turn.

HEATHROW PLANE CRASH : JANUARY 2008

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The scene after the Boeing 777 crashed

A Boeing 777 crash landed into Heathrow airport - and the BBC News helicopter captured the immediate aftermath.

No-one was seriously hurt in the crash,the exact cause of which has still not been pinpointed.

TOP GEAR STAR IN MAJOR CRASH : SEPTEMBER 2006

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Top Gear high speed crash footage

Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond was seriously injured after attempting to break the land speed record.

He was driving a jet-powered dragster and had to be cut free after the car "veered off to the right" and its parachutes opened during the drive. He has made a full recovery.

WHALE STRANDED IN THAMES : JANUARY 2006

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Rescuers try to help the stranded whale

The plight of a whale that became stranded in the Thames became front-page news as thousands flocked to see it.

Sadly the whale died, after an attempt to rescue it failed- but not before it had captured the public's imagination.

AIRBUS A380 MAIDEN FLIGHT : APRIL 2007

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The launch of the Airbus superjumbo

The long-awaited Airbus A380 completed its maiden flight to the delight of aviation fans the world over.

The giant plane took off from its production site in Toulouse with a crew of six.

Thousands of aeroplane enthusiasts clapped and cheered as the twin-decked, four-engine "superjumbo" made a flypast before landing.

OIL DEPOT EXPLODES IN BUNCEFIELD : DECEMBER 2005

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Locals film footage just 50 metres from the explosion scene

Amateur film makers captured the moments immediately after Europe's largest peacetime explosion.

No-one died in the blast but two people on the site suffered serious injuries.

A total of 2,000 homes were evacuated during the fire and the incident cost firms more than 70m.

A TOUR OF GOOGLE HQ : MARCH 2008

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Sliding into work at Google HQ

Google's HQ, possibly one the most unconventional office buildings ever, was designed partly by the engineers who use it.

You can even slide down a fireman's pole to allow for easy access between floors - watch out for a cameo from the Google dog!





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