In Pictures: The Angry Birds phenomenon

From space to Rio, the Angry Birds game seems to be out to conquer the world

  • In space no one can hear you squeal.

  • Rovio Chief Executive Mikael Hed stands in front of an Angry Birds poster at his company's offices in Helsinki Aug. 16, 2010. The Finnish developers behind the Angry Birds game that has hooked millions of users worldwide.

  • Rovio Mobile CEO, Mikael Hed, attends the eG8 forum in Paris May 25, 2011. The eG8 forum gathers "leaders of the Internet" to consider and discuss the future of the Internet and society.

  • Angry Birds and NASA:

  • Visitors use a slingshot to shoot an Angry Bird plush toy at a real life Angry Birds outdoor game in a theme park in China.

  • Peter Vesterbacka, creator of Angry Birds, accepts an award for Best Mobile Game during the 15th annual Webby Awards in New York June 13, 2011.

  • Birds on skis. Angry Birds are everywhere. Here Switzerland's Cyrill Hunziker poses after the men's finals of the Angry Birds Slopestyle FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup in Jyvaskyla, central Finland 2012. Hunziker won the competition, no birds went skiing.

  • Angry birds Rio.

  • In the beginning…

  • The red Angry Bird plush toy by Rovio.

  • Angry Birds on high-def iPad screen.

  • Angry Birds seasons…

  • Another shot of the real-life Angry Birds game in China.

  • Angry Birds Halloween…boo!

  • The Angry Birds cookbook, “Bad Piggies' Egg Recipes,” won "Best First Cookbook in the World" at the Gourmand Cookbook Awards!

  • For many, they cannot remember a time without Angry Birds, the phenomenally successful online game. But really, the Finnish company Rovia only released the game for Apple's iOS in December 2009 and since then it has been downloaded some 700 million times and is available on multiple mobile operating systems and social media sites such as Facebook and Google+. There are multiple versions of the game, the latest being Angry Birds Space, which joins Seasons and Rio. Here we take a brief look at all things Angry Birds.

  • A visitor uses a slingshot to shoot an Angry Bird plush toy at a real life Angry Birds theme park.

  • Angry Birds on an Android…

  • When a policeman pulls you over for speeding and then sits in his cruiser for a long time, what's he doing? He's playing Angry Birds on his iPad, of course. More likely he's accessing background information, taking notes, checking maps, maybe even taking photos and video.

  • People celebrating with Angry Birds mascots during the launch of Angry Birds on Facebook. A Google+ version is also out there too.

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