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Fourth Annual Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year

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POTY barnstar 1 2009.svg Commons Picture of the Year 2009: Results


The Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year 2009 competition is now over and the winner has been selected. In total, 742 Wikimedians voted, of which 62 voted for the winner, Sikh pilgrim at the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) in India. With 56 votes Elakala Waterfalls in the Blackwater Falls State Park, USA takes second place. Third place goes to the Russian honor guard at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with 52 votes.

Commons Picture of the Year 2009

Sikh pilgrim at the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) in Amritsar, India.jpg

Commons Picture of the Year 2009

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 : # 1 – 62 votes in Final;
Sikh pilgrim at the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar, India. (POTD)
Credit: Wikimedian Paulrudd .




Elakala Waterfalls Swirling Pool Mossy Rocks.jpg
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# 2 – 56 votes in Final;
Elakala Waterfalls in the Blackwater Falls State park, West Virginia, United States. (POTD)
Credit: Forest Wander from Cross Lanes, USA .




Russian honor guard at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Alexander Garden welcomes Michael G. Mullen 2009-06-26 2.jpg
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# 3 – 52 votes in Final;
The Russian military honor guard welcomes U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, June 26, 2009. Mullen is on a three-day trip to the country, meeting with counterparts and touring the Russian military academy. (POTD)
Credit: MC1 Chad J. McNeeley .




Apis mellifera flying.jpg
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# 4 – 37 votes in Final;
A European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) flying back to its hive carrying pollen in a pollen basket. (POTD)
Credit: Wikimedian Muhammad Mahdi Karim .




Wildpferde Tripsdrill.jpg
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# 5 – 35 votes in Final;
Wild horses in Erlebnispark Tripsdrill, near Cleebronn, Germany. (POTD)
Credit: Wikimedian Brackenheim, Robin Müller .




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# 6 – 34 votes in Final;
The Milky Way arches across this 360-degree panorama of the night sky above the Paranal platform, home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope. (POTD)
Credit: ESO/H.H. Heyer .




Bois du Cazier 2.jpg
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# 7 – 32 votes in Final;
Bois du Cazier, a ruin of a colliery in Marcinelle, Charleroi, Belgium. (POTD)
Credit: Wikimedian Lviatour Luc Viatour .




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# 8 – 29 votes in Final;
A shell casing flies out with a trail of smoke as U.S. Army Pfc. Michael Freise fires an M-4 rifle (POTD)
Credit: DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Suzanne M. Day, U.S. Air Force. .




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# 8 – 29 votes in Final;
Tavurvur, an active stratovolcano near Rabaul in Papua New Guinea (POTD)
Credit: Taro Taylor
edit by Richard Bartz .




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# 9 – 25 votes in Final;
A Barn Owl (Tyto alba) in flight. (POTD)
Credit: Wikimedian Lviatour, Luc Viatour .




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# 9 – 25 votes in Final;
Housefly, Austin's Ferry, Tasmania, Australia (POTD)
Credit: Wikimedian Noodle snacks .




Eilean Donan castle - 95mm.jpg
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# 10 – 23 votes in Final;
Eilean Donan Castle is a rebuilt castle at Dornie in the Scottish Highlands. It is located on Eilean Donan, an island near the point where the sea lochs Loch Duich, Loch Alsh and Loch Long meet. This view from north was made at high tide. (POTD)
Credit: Wikimedian Eusebius (Guillaume Piolle) .




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# 10 – 23 votes in Final;
Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) posing in the Oslo Reptile Park. (POTD)
Credit: Wikimedian Uspn, Bjørn Christian Tørrissen .




See all result in Final



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Category - People and human activities
Sikh pilgrim at the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) in Amritsar, India.jpg
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People #1 – 68 votes in Round 1;
Sikh pilgrim at the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar, India. (POTD)
Credit: Wikimedian Paulrudd .




See result in this category in Round 1



Category - Panoramas
360-degree Panorama of the Southern Sky.jpg
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Panoramas #1 – 61 votes in Round 1;
The Milky Way arches across this 360-degree panorama of the night sky above the Paranal platform, home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope. (POTD)
Credit: ESO/H.H. Heyer .




See result in this category in Round 1



Category - Diagrams, emblems and maps
Mandel zoom 11 satellite double spiral.jpg
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Diagrams #1 – 59 votes in Round 1;
Partial view of the Mandelbrot set. (POTD)
Credit: Wikimedian Wolfgangbeyer .




See result in this category in Round 1



Category - Nature views
Tavurvur volcano edit.jpg
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Nature views #1 – 58 votes in Round 1;
Tavurvur, an active stratovolcano near Rabaul in Papua New Guinea (POTD)
Credit: Taro Taylor
edit by Richard Bartz .




See result in this category in Round 1



Category - Non-photographic art, posters, stamps and historic maps
Great Wave off Kanagawa2.jpg
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Artworks #1 – 52 votes in Round 1;
The Great Wave off Kanagawa (POTD)
Credit: created by Katsushika Hokusai,
restored and uploaded by Wikimedian Durova .




See result in this category in Round 1



Category - Other animals
Wildpferde Tripsdrill.jpg
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Other animals #1 – 51 votes in Round 1;
Wild horses in Erlebnispark Tripsdrill, near Cleebronn, Germany. (POTD)
Credit: Wikimedian Brackenheim, Robin Müller .




See result of this category in Round 1



Category - Plants and fungis
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Plants and fungis #1 – 49 votes in Round 1;
The "indigo Lactarius", species Lactarius indigo (Schwein.) Fr. Specimen photographed in Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA. (POTD)
Credit: Mushroom Observer Dan Molter
edit by Tony Wills .




See result in this category in Round 1



Category - Birds
Tyto alba 1 Luc Viatour.jpg
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Birds #1 – 48 votes in Round 1;
A Barn Owl (Tyto alba) in flight. (POTD)
Credit: Wikimedian Lviatour, Luc Viatour .




See result in this category in Round 1



Category - Constructions, architecture, cities, ruins and related
Sydney Opera House - Dec 2008.jpg
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Constructions #1 – 47 votes in Round 1;
A exposure blended photo of the Sydney Opera House, as viewed from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. (POTD)
Credit: Wikimedian User:Diliff, David Iliff .




See result in this category in Round 1



Category - Objects, outer space and miscellaneous
Bois du Cazier 2.jpg
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Objects #1 – 46 votes in Round 1;
Bois du Cazier, a ruin of a colliery in Marcinelle, Charleroi, Belgium. (POTD)
Credit: Wikimedian Lviatour Luc Viatour .




See result in this category in Round 1



Category - Arthropods
Musca domestica Portrait.jpg
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Arthropods #1 – 35 votes in Round 1;
Housefly, Austin's Ferry, Tasmania, Australia (POTD)
Credit: Wikimedian Noodle snacks .




See result in this category in Round 1