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This workshop is part of the Graphics Lab, a project aimed at picture retouching to improve the graphical content of the Wikimedia projects. More information about the lab can be found on its main page and requests pages (Illustrations ; Photographs ; Maps ; Video and Sound). To ask questions or make a suggestions, see the talk page of the graphic lab page.

This specific page is the requests page for the Illustration Workshop. Anyone can make a request for an illustration to be created or improved. The standard format for making a request is shown below, along with general advice, and should be followed.

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Revise elements of coat of arms[edit]

Article(s): en:Coat of arms of the Philippines

Would somebody be willing to rework the lion and eagle on this coat of arms? They're quite poorly drawn... Here's the official rendition of the arms by the government: [1] (you can zoom in to see the proper detailing...) Many thanks. --WikiEditor50 (talk) 08:56, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
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Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 17:55, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

genericized WikiProject Scouting emblems[edit]

Article(s): WikiProject Scouting

please create free-use [[WikiProject Scouting (name of country).svg]] using the genericized emblems, thanks (none of these match existing emblems, but they will be clearly recognizable as to meaning)… Creativity is welcome, I just laid out the basic outline!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 12:04, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
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A Wikigraphist friend e-mailed me and asked "why do you need this? wouldn't the flags be enough?" Good questions-here's why:

1) -we've been having some users make their own userboxes for their own country's Scouting, which is great except they've been using their country's copyrighted logos. ☹ This covers every country we have members in. I would think flags are okay, but they are using the emblems.

2) there are Scouting WikiProjects in several languages, so these could be used by multiple Scouting WikiProjects

3) the colors for Germany are not Austria, they are based on the original German Scouting

--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 12:51, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Red x.svg Stale MaxxL - talk 09:34, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

alcohol content[edit]

Article(s): en:Unit_of_alcohol#Quantities

The axes of this graph could be expanded greatly so as to cover beer (lower %, higher volume) and spirits (higher %, lower volume).

Sensible axes to encompass these drinks would probably be 3-50% ABV, and volume 20mL to 500mL. The x-axis should also have a label stating the units of ABV, (i.e. %) -- 13:55, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

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The horizontal axis is labelled "Alcohol content, by volume". But no units are given. I suspect that what it shows is not volume, but percentage of alcohol, calculated by volume. If that is right, a better label would be "Percentage alcohol (ABV)". Maproom (talk) 09:45, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Red x.svg Stale MaxxL - talk 09:34, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Flags of the Provinces of Sri Lanka[edit]

Article(s): Sri Lanka, Provinces of Sri Lanka, and many related articles and nav templates.

Please assist to create accurate/proportional SVG versions of the nine main administrative regions (Provinces) of Sri Lanka. The current available images are listed above. Thanks in advance! Rehman 23:48, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
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Red x.svg Stale MaxxL - talk 09:34, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Anatomy: Hypophyseal portal system[edit]

Article(s): en:Hypophyseal portal system, de:Hypophysenpfortader, en:Superior hypophysial artery, …


Create an SVG-version of picture 1, add details from the Gray-Picture 2 and 3. Later, the created SVG or derivatives of it could also depict come pathways like those in picture 4 ScotXW (talk) 21:50, 23 October 2016 (UTC) Some information:

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Red x.svg Stale MaxxL - talk 09:34, 12 December 2016 (UTC)


Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Corkythehornetfan 02:10, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Article(s): Presidential transition of Donald Trump & others

Regardless of your opinion on Trump, can someone please vectorize this logo? I have was able to convert it, but cannot figure out how to convert the image coding to SVG text format... --Corkythehornetfan 04:28, 17 November 2016 (UTC)
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@Corkythehornetfan: Vectorised the logo. Tsange (talk) 19:12, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Looks good! Appreciate it! Corkythehornetfan 00:42, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

4 Game Boy logos -- SVG-ize and add transparency[edit]

Article(s): w:en:Game Boy line, w:pt:Linha Game Boy, and w:es:Línea Game Boy

Please SVG-ize these 4 logos and convert their white backgrounds to transparent backgrounds.
The transparency would improve the appearance of the table in w:en:Game Boy line, w:pt:Linha Game Boy, and w:es:Línea Game Boy, because the current white background is contrasting with the gray color that is used in the "wikitable"-style table headers. (these articles contain other GB logos, but the ones that I did not mention are already SVG files with transparent background)
I am just asking for SVG-ization because these images already have the box saying "This logo image could be recreated using Vector graphics as an SVG file." and maybe it could be part of the process of removing the white background anyway, but for the current stated purpose, I feel that having a transparent background takes precedence over SVG-izing; I guess you don't need to SVG-ize if you don't want, though that would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Daniel Carrero (talk) 01:38, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
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Design the Wikispeech logo until December 4th, vote on designs until the 11th[edit]

Hi all
The Wikispeech project is looking for an official logo. You can submit designs until the 4th of December and vote on which are you favourite logo until the 11th.
The Wikispeech project aims to create an open source text-to-speech tool to make Wikimedia's projects more accessible. You can find out more about the project, submit new logo designs and vote on existing logo designs here.
Many thanks
--John Cummings (talk) 17:18, 25 November 2016 (UTC)


Wikispeech logo.svg

We chose a logo :) You can read all about the project in a blog post on the Wikimedia blog here. Thanks --John Cummings (talk) 10:32, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

No Tongue[edit]

Article(s): en:Coat of arms of Croatia, all sorts of Croatian/Dalmatian history articles etc. etc..

Hello guys, I'm hoping someone could take the time to add tongues to those three lions above. They're supposed to be "langued in gules" as its put in heraldic jargon, that is to say, they're supposed to have red tongues. Thank you in advance! --DIREKTOR (TALK) 10:12, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
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No time is needed, Commons already has some "langued gules" images, I've added them to the gallery above. Maproom (talk) 19:41, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
@Maproom: No wait a sec, what I've posted are the lions used officially on the Croatian coat of arms. We can't really use the elaborate, "baroque" 19th century lion heads for contemporary reference, as its not what's used today. The only catch is that the lions ought to have tongues for the historically-accurate version. I'm working on expanding the article and would really appreciate some help, whenever someone has the time and the inclination. No rush. --DIREKTOR (TALK) 21:21, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done, see end of gallery above. If you want any adjustments done, length of tongues, colour of tongues, etc., just let me know, that will be easy. But I fear it will get deleted soon, that is the usual result when I upload an image that I've derived from another image already on commons. I have not been able to find a way of specifying the copyright in a way acceptable to the authorities here. Maproom (talk) 17:11, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
I've copied over the licence/permission template from the source image. Those might make it stick. --Tagishsimon (talk) 22:15, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, Tagishsimon. Let's hope so! Maproom (talk) 10:24, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much indeed. --DIREKTOR (TALK) 00:32, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Coats of Arms from jpg. to svg.[edit]

Artcles(s): Wapen van Mol, Westmalle


Hello, I have this coats of arms uploaded in jpg. size for those who want to convert this images in svg. format? --Grasmat (talk) 11:03, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

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@Grasmat: - There is a SVG version of the Malle CoA with an inescutcheon. Doesn't this fit? -- MaxxL - talk 11:36, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

@MaxxL: - No, this is a different coats of arms, wich Westmalle. Westmalle was on January 1, 1977 in Malle. Malle was assigned a different coats of arms. Grasmat (talk) 15:41, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
@Grasmat: - I guess that this is now the real Westmalle CoA. -- MaxxL - talk 20:37, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
@MaxxL: - Westmalle probably had had two CoA's. But to move to the design thereof, yet thanks. Mvg, Grasmat (talk) 18:30, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

✓ Done - -- MaxxL - talk 10:47, 8 December 2016 (UTC)


Article(s): en:Coat of arms of Croatia, en:Croatia proper, etc.

Should anyone have the time, we would appreciate if the Croatian checkerboard coat of arms (first image) could be done on a "heater" escutcheon or shield - the shape visible in the second image above. There should be no second border around the shield (like in some versions), and red squares should be first on either side. Thank you very much in advance for your effort (if anyone takes it up :)). --DIREKTOR (TALK) 21:39, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
P.s. There is this image, but the fields are rectangular - and they really must be squares or its not the Croatian coa. Further, I would personally appreciate it if the checkerboard was introduced on the same vector model as seen in the second image above.
The idea is to neatly and uniformly break down the (somewhat complicated) Croatian arms for the reader.--DIREKTOR (TALK) 21:47, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
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@DIREKTOR: - An interesting challenge you have put here. The base of the CoA is an array of 5x5 squares. They fit in a Spanish shield nicely. But by its proportion it is impossible to fit a 5x5 square array in a longish 4x3 heater shield. -- MaxxL - talk 11:24, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

What does the blazon actually say? If it's "checqué gules and argent", then the exact number of squares in the array does not matter. Maproom (talk) 17:28, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
I don't know where you read that blazon, what I read is the official blazon dated 1990-12-21. Even the English Wikipedia states:“The main coat of arms is a checkerboard (chequy) that consists of 13 red and 12 silver (white) fields. It's also informally known in Croatian as šahovnica ("chessboard", from šah, "chess").” -- MaxxL - talk 18:52, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
Oh the exact number of fields is pretty irrelevant, historically speaking. What does have significance are the fields in the uppermost row: they have to be red on both ends. Or rather, technically they don't (from an exclusively heraldic perspective), technically they're interchangeable. Sadly though, the version where they're white was used by Croatian Nazis during WWII, and since then there's been a political meaning there.
In short, I wouldn't worry about the number of fields. Historically it really is just a "checqué gules and argent", and it doesn't technically matter how many fields there are or which colour's where. It'd just be great if the fields are about the (relative) size as in the modern-day arms, and if they begin and end with red in the uppermost row (don't want to poke any Balkan hornets' nests).
P.s The border should probably be red. --DIREKTOR (TALK) 00:23, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done – -- MaxxL - talk 14:45, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
Very nice, thanks a lot! --DIREKTOR (TALK) 17:29, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Slavonia and Dubrovnik[edit]

Article(s): en:Slavonia, en:Dubrovnik, en:Coat of arms of Croatia, etc etc

Here's two Croatian arms that need vectorization if anyone has the time & inclination. --DIREKTOR (TALK) 18:37, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
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Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by  MaxxL - talk 19:45, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

✓ Done - -- MaxxL - talk 20:16, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Final batch[edit]

Article(s): en:Kingdom of Slavonia, en:Coat of arms of Croatia, en:Illyrian movement, etc.

Final batch of Croatian arms in need of vectorization. I might be pushing it, but these are definitely the last ones.
(The reason Dubrovnik has these two coats of arms is, interestingly - the bleed of blue ink that was common in old documents. The blue ink coloured the white stripes and, as centuries went by, people erroneously thought that was the coa. The error was only recently discovered. The historically-accurate Slavonian arms have a proper brown marten as seen above; the black, less-detailed marten is what's present in the 1991 Croatian arms, out of size constraints I imagine.)
Anyway, this is all of them. As before, I'm just putting them out there if someone has the time. @MaxxL: thanks a lot for your work above! Once this is all done I'll use GlobalReplace to introduce SVG variants across projects. --DIREKTOR (TALK) 03:16, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
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Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by  MaxxL - talk 09:18, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

✓ Done -- MaxxL - talk 11:01, 9 December 2016 (UTC)–

Stewart - Earl of Menteith coat of arms[edit]

Article(s): en:Earl of Menteith, en:Walter Bailloch and en:John de Menteith

Can somone create a coat of arms based on this file? Thank you Newm30 (talk) 16:41, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Sory I have just found this coat of arms on here, but not this one Sorry. Please advise also if I can just upload these files too. Regards Newm30 (talk) 02:28, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

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Translate the image (Montrealmetromap.svg) into Malay language (code:ms)[edit]

Article(s): Metro Montreal

Hello. Can someone help me by translating the image above into Malay language (bahasa Melayu)? Thank you.
  • Légende/legend → Petunjuk
  • Station de métro/Metro station → Stesen metro
  • Station intermodale/Intermodale station → Stesen antara mod
  • Ligne de trains de banlieue/Commuter train line → Laluan kereta api komuter
  • Ascenseur/elevator → Lif
  • Direction Saint-Jérôme → Ke arah Saint-Jérôme
  • Direction Mascouche → Ke arah Mascouche
  • Direction Deux-Montagnes → Ke arah Deux-Montagnes
  • Direction Vaudreuil–Hudson → Ke arah Vaudreuil–Hudson
  • Direction Mont-Saint-Hilaire → Ke arah Mont-Saint-Hilaire
  • Direction Candiac → Ke arah Candiac

--26 Ramadan (talk) 16:48, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

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@26 Ramadan: ✓ Done: File:Montrealmetromap-ms.svg. With best regards, Донор () 15:18, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Fix svg[edit]

Article(s): en:Andrew de Rait

The cross is not centred correctly. Newm30 (talk) 05:27, 14 December 2016 (UTC)
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Wouldn't you like to ask the @Chatsam: who vectorized the CoA first of all? He is online here almost every day. -- MaxxL - talk 08:16, 14 December 2016 (UTC)
That'll be "Argent", not "Ardent". Maproom (talk) 15:24, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Logo for 15th anniversary of tamil wikipedia[edit]

Hi, I am an active user in tamil wikipedia. Please change 10 to 15 as we are going to celebrate our 15th anniversary--Shriheeran (talk) 14:32, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
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Logo of Three's Company[edit]

Article(s): en:Three's Company

The SVG logo should be created. Also, the text border of the logo should be less thick. Look at the logo in YouTube. --George Ho (talk) 05:32, 27 December 2016 (UTC)
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Belfast Coat of Arms[edit]

Article(s): en:Belfast

Please replace tanta by tanto, as the city's motto is "Pro tanto quid retribuamus". --Komischn (talk) 11:28, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
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It already says "TANTO". Maproom (talk) 23:05, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done Well, it has been fixed now. --Komischn (talk) 13:20, 9 January 2017 (UTC)


Article(s): en:Heinrich Dernburg

Dear graphists, could you please delete two watermarks on this photo? Many thanks in advance. Ratte (talk) 11:02, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
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✓ Done
This request better suited for the Photography workshop, by the way. You will get a faster response there to these kind of requests. —Quibik (talk) 13:13, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you! Ok, I'll keep it on mind. Ratte (talk) 13:19, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Fix SVG[edit]

Article(s): pl:HMTD

May you quickly fix the SVG?--Tostman (talk) 12:00, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
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✓ Done. There was a black rectangle in the file at line 974. I've no idea why it was there. Maybe it had a purpose, so instead of removing it, I've set its colour to 'none'.
If you tell me what "Kwas cytrynowy" means, I can easily make an English-language version. Maproom (talk) 22:42, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
It is a flowed text (in this case, only flowRegion without text). The flowRoot feature is not supported by Wikimedia. See Help:SVG#Black rectangle (Flowed Text bug).―― Phoenix7777 (talk) 03:39, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Remove blank space from around two parenthesis images[edit]

Article(s): wikt:(, wikt:), wikt:Appendix:Unicode/Basic Latin

Please remove the blank space from around these two parenthesis images, for use in Wiktionary entries. Thanks in advance!
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✓ Done --Thommy (talk) 23:05, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

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Remove two horizontal lines from a symbol image[edit]

Article(s): wikt:ↅ

Please remove the horizontal line above and the one below this character. It's currently being used as the image example in the Wiktionary entry wikt:ↅ. Someone without proper fonts might wonder if the two lines are an actual part of that character. Thanks in advance. (The same has been done before with other images... see the histories of File:U+2187.svg and File:U+2188.svg) --Daniel Carrero (talk) 10:24, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
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✓ Done --Thommy (talk) 23:06, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

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Replace electric motor by electric stove[edit]

Article(s):Residual-current device

3-phase electric motor is used as load, which is very bad example because load is symmetric there and it doesn't use neutral wire; also 3-phase electric motors are very rare in direct contact with human. Please replace electric motor by electric stove in this image. Second mistake is symblol of fuses above RCD - there should be direct line inside of rectangle between contacts, see fuse symbols. Thanks! --Dmitry G (talk) 12:37, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
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Split two square brackets into two images[edit]

Article(s): wikt:Appendix:Unicode/Basic Latin, wikt:Unsupported titles/Left square bracket, wikt:Unsupported titles/Right square bracket

Please create two separate images of square brackets... One image for the left square bracket, and another image for the right square bracket, to be added in the Wiktionary pages linked above. --Daniel Carrero (talk) 03:51, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
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✓ Done --Thommy (talk) 17:25, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

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Article(s): en:National Assembly of Pakistan

could anyone please convert this image into vector graphics with transparent background… --Saqib (talk) 13:33, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
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Please fix svg[edit]

Possible viewBox values problem. Is there any way to fix this using Inkscape only, so I can do this myself? --Avalokitesvara (talk) 12:59, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
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✓ Done I was able to do this myself :) Avalokitesvara (talk) 14:50, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Mountain running pictogram[edit]

Article(s): [[]]

Hi, I can not find any suitable mountain running pictogram. Can someone make this? Thanks. --Ssu (talk) 13:47, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
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Remove 2 horizontal lines from 3 images[edit]

Article(s): wikt:ↀ, wikt:ↁ, wikt:ↂ

Please remove the top and bottom horizontal lines from these 3 character images. I'd like to use these images as character examples in Wiktionary. The same has been done for these images already (some of these are similar but different characters): File:U+2187.svg, File:U+2188.svg, File:U+2185.svg. Thanks in advance. --Daniel Carrero (talk) 12:16, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
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✓ Done --Thommy (talk) 17:00, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

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Make Babel boxes as printable stickers[edit]

Could someone help with the image request at phab:T128722? The idea is to be able to print a page of mailing labels (or similar, standard-sized stickers) that look like the Babel boxes (e.g., on my talk page). Then, if you go to a Wikimedia event (e.g., Wikimania), you could optionally use a sticker to show what languages you speak. (Please {{ping}} me if you have any questions here.) –Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:06, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
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Fix text in carpal tunnel diagram[edit]

Issues explained on that page:

Reason: Misspelled names of bones and archaic names. Greater Multang should be changed to Trapezium, Lesser Multang to Trapezoid, Capilote to Capitate, and Hamete to Hamate

Feel free to notify me and remove the {{Inaccurate}}-template once fixed. Best, CFCF (talk) 21:23, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

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✓ Done --Thommy (talk) 15:24, 20 January 2017 (UTC)


Article(s): en:Emscripten

Hi, this logo has too much padding when used in the article's infobox. Can the excess whitespace be cropped to correspond to this version of the logo as used on emscripten's website? --Opencooper (talk) 04:14, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
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✓ Done --Thommy (talk) 16:45, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! Opencooper (talk) 18:07, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
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West Carpathian Mountains[edit]

Article(s): Western Carpathians, Pieniny Klippen Belt, Geology of the Western Carpathians, Carpathian Flysch Belt

May you please make the text better readable? Then I could replace the PNG with this SVG.--Automotivnik (talk) 12:46, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
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Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca[edit]

Article(s): e.g. w:no:Krim-khanatet

This map is very broken.--Automotivnik (talk) 13:11, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
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