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This week iPhone users are enjoying word puzzles with Ruzzle and Wordcrack en Français while those in Germany are securing the future of their tribe with Clash of the Clans. Details of this and other most downloaded free iPhone apps by country* for the week recorded on January 16 can be found below. 

The word game 'Ruzzle'

01.   USA

Ruzzle (games)
Ruzzle is a fast-paced word game that challenges players to find as many words as possible on a letter board by swiping their fingers across the screen. Players can challenge their friends, or random users, to fast-paced word finding show downs.

02.   UK

Celebs Quiz - Who is that? (games)
Test your celebrity knowledge with this quiz. Guess the celebrity faces on the screen and type in the name, if you get stuck a limited number of hints are available, but beware, points are deducted for misspellings and incorrect guesses.

03.   France

Wordcrack en français (game)
This French-language version of fast-paced word game Wordcrack challenges users to find as many French words as possible in two minutes on a grid of seemingly random letters.

04.   Canada

GroupShot (photo and video)
This clever iPhone app allows users to replace aspects of group photos. If, for example, the user takes several shots of a group of people and different people look better in different photos then each photo can be stitched together to form one group shot where everyone looks their best.

05.   Japan

パズル&ドラゴンズ (games)
Translated into English as 'Puzzle & Dragons,' this application combines fantasy and skill, challenging users to match together as many shapes of the same color as possible in a limited time.

06.   Australia

Australian Open Tennis Championships 2013 (sport)
Follow all the news, results and live action from the Australian Open, which runs January 14-27 with this sporty iPhone app.

07.   Germany

Clash of the clans (games)
This fun battle-strategy game challenges players to build a fortress fro their tribe, assert their dominance and lead their band of warriors to victory. 

08.   China

逆转三国 (games)
Translated into English as "Three Kingdoms" this fun adventure game based around China's Three Kingdom period allows users to take part in epic battles as they attempt to gain control of China.

09.   Italy

Ruzzle (games)
See "Ruzzle".

10.   Korea

국세청 연말정산 2012 (finance)
This handy financial app, which translated into English means "IRS end of year tax settlement 2012," helps users calculate the amount of tax they need to pay for their earnings over the previous year.

*The countries listed are those markets in which the most iOS devices have been sold worldwide. The list of top ten countries is based on Admob's April 2010 estimate of the worldwide iOS User Distribution.

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