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D.C. rain, all things Facebook and dearly departed celebrities: This week's top news tweets

rain.jpg Rain, rain, go away. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

It's Friday, which means it's almost time for two glorious days of unplugging (for some of us, anyway). But first, let's take a look back at a few of the stories you were most excited to share:

Rain photos! As the weather turned stormy in the D.C. area this week -- by the way, the flood warnings continue -- we asked you to send in your storm photos. Your pictures of Mother Nature's greatest hits were most popular on Twitter; on an unrelated note, a classic-car gallery wasn't far behind.

The deaths of screen legend Tony Curtis, "Titanic" star Gloria Stuart and comedian Greg Giraldo all caught your attention in a big way this week.

"The Social Network." Yep, you know the one. The site that Zuckerberg built has you swapping a story about Facebook's common myths, not to mention a column by humor writer Gene Weingarten about how much he hates it.

Sweet home Goldilocks? Astronomers discovered the first habitable-zone planet, and you guys are ready to make Gliese 581G your home away from Earth.

Last, we threw our #wpweek contest your way and asked you to sum up the week's news in a single tweet. Behold, the winners:

Tweet Mash: "Rahm Emanuel finds dead Facebook post in mailbox." #wpweek cc: @washingtonpostless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

@washingtonpost #wpweek Rainy days. Rahm leaves the House. Jar Jar a 3D moving target. All disgruntled fans, pls tune to Ryder Cup instead.less than a minute ago via web

Time to build an ark. #wpweekless than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter

@washingtonpost #wpweek #haiku Dancer leaves the stage. / Not a bouquet of roses, / but a cold, dead fish.less than a minute ago via web

Until next week. In the meantime, don't be shy -- come talk with us on Twitter: @washingtonpost.

By Katie Rogers  | October 1, 2010; 8:00 PM ET
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I think it's safe to say that Theodore Kim (@theotypes) has a near-monopoly on #wpweek. I say the Washington Post hires him to run it!

Posted by: MatthewHaag | October 1, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

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