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Third Annual Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year

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The annual Picture of the Year competition is an event where the images that became Featured Pictures during the last year are voted by members from all of the Wikimedia projects, to produce a single Picture of the Year. The third Picture of the Year competition was voted on:


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The Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year 2008 competition is now over and the winner has been selected. In the final 712 Wikimedians voted, of which 74 voted for the winner, Horses on Bianditz mountain. With 71 votes Fire breathing takes the second place. The third place is for Steam locomotives in the roundhouse with 46 votes.

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Commons Picture of the Year 2008

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# 1 – 74 votes in Round 2;
Category - Other animals #1 – 260 votes in Round 1;
Horses on Bianditz mountain, Spain. Behind them Aya Peaks can be seen.
Credit: Mikel Ortega
Edited by Richard Bartz. .






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# 2 – 71 votes in Round 2;
Category - People and human activities #1 – 225 votes in Round 1;
Fire breathing "Jaipur Maharaja Brass Band" in Chassepierre, Belgium.
Credit: Wikimedian Luc Viatour.






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# 3 – 46 votes in Round 2;
Category - Cities, architecture, constructions, and related #1 – 170 votes in Round 1;
Steam locomotives of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway in the roundhouse at the Chicago, Illinois rail yards in 1942.
Credit: Jack Delano (photograph)
Durova (restoration) .






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# 4 – 45 votes in Round 2;
Category - Nature views #3 – 167 votes in Round 1;
Crepuscular rays, taken at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
Credit: Wikimedian Mila Zinkova.






Hong Kong Night Skyline.jpg
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# 5 – 35 votes in Round 2;
Category - Panoramas #3 – 153 votes in Round 1;
Hong Kong night skyline. Taken from Lugard Road at Victoria Peak.
Credit: Wikimedian Base64
Edited by CarolSpears.






Paris Night.jpg
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# 6 – 30 votes in Round 2;
Category - Panoramas #2 – 169 votes in Round 1;
View over Paris, at dusk, from the Maine-Montparnasse tower.
Credit: Wikimedian Benh LIEU SONG.






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# 7 – 27 votes in Round 2;
Category - Non-photographic art and historic maps #1 – 98 votes in Round 1;
Drawing of a revealing figure Sythatia with typical elements from manga and anime to illustrate the term ecchi.
Credit: Wikimedian Niabot.






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# 8 – 19 votes in Round 2;
Category - Other animals #3 – 143 votes in Round 1;
Green turtle, Chelonia mydas, and his total internal reflection
Credit: Wikimedian Mila Zinkova.






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# 8 – 19 votes in Round 2;
Category - Arthropods #2 – 142 votes in Round 1;
Animated Gif of a Cicada (Tibicen sp.) Molting. Taken by T. Nathan Mundhenk, in Centerville, Ohio USA July 30 2007. Each frame taken at 1 minute intervals. 30 minute gap in middle while cicada rested. The Cicada takes about 2 hours to complete the process.
Credit: Wikimedian T. Nathan Mundhenk
Edited by CarolSpears .






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# 8 – 19 votes in Round 2;
Category - People and human activities #2 – 129 votes in Round 1;
Destitute pea pickers in California, mother of seven children, age thirty-two, in the 1930s.
Credit: Dorothea Lange (photograph)
Durova (restoration) .






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# 9 – 18 votes in Round 2;
Category - Arthropods #8 – 72 votes in Round 1;
Snipe fly (Rhagio_scolopaceus)
Credit: Wikimedian Richard Bartz.






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# 10 – 17 votes in Round 2;
Category - Cities, architecture, constructions, and related #4 – 155 votes in Round 1;
Opera House of Paris, the Palais garnier's grand salon.
Credit: Wikimedian Eric Pouhier
Edited by Rainer Zenz, Niabot.






Gordon Dam.jpg
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# 10 – 17 votes in Round 2;
Category - Cities, architecture, constructions, and related #7 – 133 votes in Round 1;
Gordon Dam, Southwest National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Credit: Wikimedian Noodle snacks.






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# 11 – 15 votes in Round 2;
Category - Cities, architecture, constructions, and related #3 – 161 votes in Round 1;
A fire in Massueville, Quebec, Canada.
Credit: Wikimedian Sylvain Pedneault.






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# 11 – 15 votes in Round 2;
Category - Nature views #1 – 184 votes in Round 1;
Arching fountain of a Pahoehoe approximately 10 m high issuing from the western end of the 0740 vents, a series of spatter cones 170 m long, south of Pu‘u Kahaualea. Episodes 2 and 3 were characterized by spatter and cinder cones, such as Pu‘u Halulu, which was 60 m high by episode 3.
Credit: J.D. Griggs
Edited by Mbz1 .






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# 12 – 14 votes in Round 2;
Category - Arthropods #4 – 123 votes in Round 1;
Head of a fly (Caliphrodae)
Credit: Wikimedian Richard Bartz.






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# 13 – 13 votes in Round 2;
Category - People and human activities #3 – 127 votes in Round 1;
A New York City fireman calls for 10 more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble of the World Trade Center (Text by U.S. Navy)
Credit: Preston Keres .






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# 13 – 13 votes in Round 2;
Category - Nature views #2 – 174 votes in Round 1;
Officially known as Mount John Laurie, Yamnuska is the popular name for this mountain in Kananaskis Country west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Credit: Wikimedian Chuck Szmurlo.






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# 13 – 13 votes in Round 2;
Category - Nature views #4 – 141 votes in Round 1;
This image of an ice wall and the ocean floor at Explorer's Cover, New Harbor, McMurdo Sound is adjacent to remote-controlled photographic equipment. An underwater camera is connected by cable to onshore facilities, which upload images to the Internet via radio signals.

main visible species :
the antarctic scallop (Adamussium colbecki)
the common antarctic sea urchin (Sterechinus neumayeri)
a stalk-like bush sponge (Homaxinella balfourensis)
a brittlestar (Ophionotus victoriae)
seaspiders (Colossendeis sp.)

Credit: Steve Clabuesch
Edited by Lycaon .






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# 14 – 12 votes in Round 2;
Category - Objects and outer space #1 – 173 votes in Round 1;
Reflection in a soap bubble
Credit: Wikimedian Mila Zinkova
Edited by Alvesgaspar.






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# 14 – 12 votes in Round 2;
Category - Objects and outer space #4 – 106 votes in Round 1;
The Whirlpool Galaxy (Spiral Galaxy M51, NGC 5194) is a classic spiral galaxy located in the Canes Venatici constellation.
Credit: NASA and European Space Agency .






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# 14 – 12 votes in Round 2;
Category - Other animals #2 – 150 votes in Round 1;
"Synchiropus splendidus" Mandarinfish in aquarium-Muséum Liège (Belgium)
Credit: Wikimedian Luc Viatour.






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# 15 – 11 votes in Round 2;
Category - Cities, architecture, constructions, and related #2 – 168 votes in Round 1;
Château de Chenonceau, Indre-et-Loire, France
Credit: Wikimedian Ra-smit
Edited by Caspian blue.






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# 15 – 11 votes in Round 2;
Category - Arthropods #3 – 134 votes in Round 1;
Giant leopard moth (Hypercompe scribonia) found at 1AM near a light bulb in Newport News, Virginia.
Credit: Wikimedian Kevincollins123.






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# 16 – 10 votes in Round 2;
Category - Plants and fungi #2 – 106 votes in Round 1;
Wild daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus).
Credit: Wikimedian Martin Hirtreiter.






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# 17 – 9 votes in Round 2;
Category - Panoramas #4 – 153 votes in Round 1;
The Horseshoe Bend of the Colorado River.
Credit: Wikimedian Christian Mehlführer.






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# 17 – 9 votes in Round 2;
Category - Plants and fungi #3 – 100 votes in Round 1;
A flower of Nelumbo nucifera at Botanic Garden, Adelaide, South Australia
Credit: Wikimedian Peripitus.






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# 17 – 9 votes in Round 2;
Category - Birds #2 – 116 votes in Round 1;
A Emperor Penguin dives into the water somewhere in Antarctica.
Credit: Glenn Grant .






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# 17 – 9 votes in Round 2;
Category - People and human activities #4 – 124 votes in Round 1;
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) M-198 155mm Howitzer gun crew of 4th Battalion, 14th Marines, Marines at Camp Fallujah, Iraq in support of Operation Phantom Fury."
Credit: Lance Corporal Samantha L. Jones .






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# 18 – 8 votes in Round 2;
Category - Birds #3 – 96 votes in Round 1;
Blue Tit, (Cyanistes caeruleus) It's an image in "contre-jour" (against the light). The sun is lightening the front of the bird. I work with "raw" to lighten the darker parts of the "contre-jour"
Credit: Wikimedian Luc Viatour.






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# 18 – 8 votes in Round 2;
Category - Plants and fungi #4 – 81 votes in Round 1;
Some European Larches (Larix decidua) at dusk on the Siusi alp, South Tyrol, Italy near the Sassolungo range
Credit: Wikimedian Llorenzi.






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# 18 – 8 votes in Round 2;
Category - Arthropods #1 – 171 votes in Round 1;
Electron scan micrography of Aceria anthocoptes.

Original caption reads: "The Rust Mite (Aceria anthocoptes), a potential biological control agent of the weed, Canada Thistle. Magnified 1,400X. (LTSEM) Plate #26873. Courtesy, Erbe, Pooley: USDA, ARS, EMU."

Credit: Erbe, Pooley
Edited by Lycaon .






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# 19 – 6 votes in Round 2;
Category - Other animals #4 – 132 votes in Round 1;
The Red-eyed Tree Frog (Litoria chloris) found in eastern Australia.
Credit: Wikimedian LiquidGhoul
Edited by Muhammad.






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# 19 – 6 votes in Round 2;
Category - Panoramas #1 – 181 votes in Round 1;
Blasting of a chimney at the former Henninger brewery in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Sachsenhausen.
Credit: Wikimedian Heptagon.






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# 20 – 5 votes in Round 2;
Category - Emblems & Diagrams #3 – 118 votes in Round 1;
Wrist and hand deeper palmar dissection
Credit: Wikimedian Wilfredor.






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# 20 – 5 votes in Round 2;
Category - Cities, architecture, constructions, and related #5 – 152 votes in Round 1;
Escalators at a Copenhagen Metro station.
Credit: Stig Nygaard
Edited by Lycaon .






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# 20 – 5 votes in Round 2;
Category - Panoramas #6 – 131 votes in Round 1;
Panorama of the mountains along the Ulvikfjord, a side arm of the Hardangerfjord in Western Norway.
Credit: Wikimedian Aqwis.






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# 21 – 4 votes in Round 2;
Category - Emblems & Diagrams #1 – 133 votes in Round 1;
A 3D projection of a four-dimensional hypercube performing a simple rotation about a plane which bisects the figure from front-left to back-right and top to bottom.
Credit: Wikimedian JasonHise.






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# 21 – 4 votes in Round 2;
Category - Panoramas #4 – 153 votes in Round 1;
A multi segment panoramic image of the London skyline from the Bermondsey banks of the Thames. Taken by myself with a Canon 5D and 70-200mm f/2.8L lens.
Credit: Wikimedian Diliff.






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# 21 – 4 votes in Round 2;
Category - Birds #1 – 119 votes in Round 1;
Green Violet-ear, (Colibri thalassinus)
Credit: Wikimedian Mdf
Edited by Laitche.






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# 22 – 3 votes in Round 2;
Category - Emblems & Diagrams #2 – 124 votes in Round 1;
Animation of a simple constant-velocity joint.
Credit: Wikimedian Pwld.






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# 22 – 3 votes in Round 2;
Category - Objects and outer space #3 – 117 votes in Round 1;
A pyrotechnics stunt exhibition by "Giant Auto Rodéo"
Credit: Wikimedian Luc Viatour.






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# 22 – 3 votes in Round 2;
Category - Cities, architecture, constructions, and related #6 – 138 votes in Round 1;
The Walt Disney Concert Hall, home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, features an acoustically superior auditorium paneled in hardwood.
Credit: Carol M. Highsmith .






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# 22 – 3 votes in Round 2;
Category - Plants and fungi #4 – 81 votes in Round 1;
Dew on grass
Credit: Wikimedian Luc Viatour.






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# 22 – 3 votes in Round 2;
Category - Arthropods #7 – 76 votes in Round 1;
Photograph of a female Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus en ) feeding on the nectar of the Mexican Sunflower . The picture was taken in Aston Township, Pennsylvania.
Credit: Wikimedian Derek Ramsey.






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# 23 – 2 votes in Round 2;
Category - Non-photographic art and historic maps #2 – 90 votes in Round 1;
"Studies of Embryos" by Leonardo da Vinci (Pen over red chalk 1510-1513)
Credit: Wikimedian Luc Viatour
(Original drawing: Leonardo da Vinci).






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# 23 – 2 votes in Round 2;
Category - Objects and outer space #2 – 127 votes in Round 1;
The tall ship Irving Johnson lies hard aground, only yards from shore, near the entrance to Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, California, March 2005.
Credit: Mike Brodey
Edited by Massimo Catarinella .






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# 23 – 2 votes in Round 2;
Category - Arthropods #5 – 91 votes in Round 1;
"Platycryptus undatus". A 9 millimeter-long female jumping spider found in Newport News, Virginia. The lens setup utilized was a Nikon 50mm f/1.4D reverse mounted on a Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G . 13 images of variable focus were captured and composited in CombineZM, a focus stacking program.
Credit: Wikimedian Kevincollins123.






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# 23 – 2 votes in Round 2;
Category - Arthropods #6 – 87 votes in Round 1;
Eastern Lubber Grasshopper(Romalea microptera)
Credit: Wikimedian Tomfriedel.






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# 24 – 1 votes in Round 2;
Category - Plants and fungi #1 – 108 votes in Round 1;
An Osteospermum en cultivar
Credit: Wikimedian Derek Ramsey.






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# 24 – 1 votes in Round 2;
Category - Non-photographic art and historic maps #3 – 86 votes in Round 1;
The Girl with a Pearl Earring.
Credit: Johannes Vermeer (painter) .