Commons:Picture of the Year/2010/Front
In 2010 there were 785 images promoted to Featured Picture. During the first round of the competition, participants could vote for as many images as they liked. The top 13 overall images and the first and second place images in each category proceeded to the final. In the final, over 2,400 people cast a vote, of which 241 were cast for the winner Laser Towards Milky Ways Centre.jpg. See more results of the first round and the final round.
#1 : In mid-August 2010 ESO Photo Ambassador Yuri Beletsky snapped this amazing photo at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. A group of astronomers were observing the centre of the Milky Way using the laser guide star facility at Yepun, one of the four Unit Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope (VLT). (POTD) : Credit: (CC-BY-3.0)
#2 : Stari Most, the "Old Bridge", which connects the two banks of river Neretva, has been a symbol of Mostar for centuries. This view from north shows Helebija tower to the left and Tara tower to the right. It was made from the minaret of Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque. (POTD) : Credit:Own work by Ramirez. (GFDL; CC-BY-SA-3.0, 2.5, 2.0, 1.0)