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Featured pictures in Wikipedia

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This page highlights the finest images on Wikipedia. The featured picture criteria explains that featured pictures must be freely licensed or in the public domain, must be of a high technical quality, and must add significantly to at least one article on Wikipedia. There are currently 7,372 featured pictures, and they are categorized below by the topic they represent. All featured pictures are also available in a category.

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One or more featured pictures are chosen as the picture of the day (POTD). You can include a box displaying the current POTD anywhere (e.g. your user page) by adding the text {{pic of the day}} or {{POTD}} where you want the picture to be shown.

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Cinnamon Quail-thrush 0A2A9195.jpg
Clouded yellows (Colias croceus) mating Bulgaria.jpg
Yellow-bellied Flyrobin 0A2A7419.jpg
» subpages: amphibians, arachnids, birds, cnidarians, crustaceans, echinoderms, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles, others


The Monarch of the Glen, Edwin Landseer, 1851.png
Le Violon d'Ingres.png
Gabrielé Castagnola - Love or Duty.jpg
» subpages: East Asian art, literary illustrations, paintings, sculpture, others

Culture, entertainment, and lifestyle

Robert Jacob Hamerton - Poster for A Sensation Novel.jpg
Eugène Grasset - A La Place Clichy.jpg
Iolanthe piano transcriptions by Ernst Perabo.jpg
» subpages: culture and lifestyle, entertainment, religion and mythology, sport, theatre


DAN-13-Danzig-100 Mark (1922).jpg
DAN-14-Danzig-500 Mark (1922).jpg
DAN-15-Danzig-1000 Mark (1922).jpg
» subpages: American currency, Asian currency, European currency, USA banknotes, USA coins, Other

Diagrams, drawings, and maps

Phospholipids aqueous solution structures.svg
Cenotaph sketch by Lutyens.jpg
1922 Index of Great Trigonometrical Survey of India.jpg
» subpages: diagrams, drawings, maps

Engineering and technology

Castle Bravo Shrimp Device 002 - restoration1.jpg
Brooklyn Glass (32606)a.jpg
» subpages: electronics, machinery, weaponry, others. See also: vehicles

Food and drink

Pabda Jhaal - Home- Kolkata - West Bengal.jpg
Easter breakfast in Serbia (close-up).jpg
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Wit oorzwammetje s.l. (Crepidotus variabilis s.l.) 12-01-2022. (d.j.b).jpg
Sparrige-Schüppling (Pholiota squarrosa).JPG
Hortus Haren 18-05-2019. (actm.) 03.jpg
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Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) women working on a Churchill tank at a Royal Army Ordnance Corps depot, 10 October 1942. H24517 - Restoration.jpg
Poster by Anna Soós Korànyi for the Seventh Conference of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance.jpg
Hrh Princess Elizabeth in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, April 1945 TR2832.jpg
» subpages: American history, other history, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, other wars

Natural phenomena

Port and lighthouse overnight storm with lightning in Port-la-Nouvelle.jpg
Tonga Volcano Eruption 2022-01-15 0320Z to 0610Z Himawari-8 visible.gif
» subpages: atmospheric optics, weather, others


Self-portrait of Jeremiah Gurney.jpg
Jeremiah Gurney - Photograph of Euphrosyne Parepa-Rosa.jpg
Michael William Balfe - Atelier Nadar.jpg
» subpages: artists and writers, business, entertainment, law, military, political, religious figures, royalty and nobility, science and engineering, sport, traditional dress, others

Photographic techniques, terms, and equipment

Sgt. Samuel Smith, African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters.jpg
Olympus E-M1 Mark III Zuiko 12-100mm.jpg
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Aerial view of Somapura Mahavihara.jpg
Berlin Neue Nationalgalerie asv2021-11 img1.jpg
Schloss Sigmaringen 2022.jpg
» subpages: architecture, interiors, landscapes, panorama, urban, others


Garden strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) single2.jpg
Garden strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) halved.jpg
Acer negundo female flowers - Keila.jpg
» subpages: flowers, fruits, others


Hübnerite - Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru.jpg
Barite - Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalies, Huanuco, Peru.jpg
Bultfonteinite - Linxi, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China.jpg
» subpages: biology, geology, materials science, mathematics, others. See also: astronomy.


CRS-20 Dragon–Enhanced.jpg
Gumdrop Meets Spider - GPN-2000-001100.jpg
Schweickart Apollo 9 EVA (AS09-19-2982).jpg
» subpages: getting there, looking back, looking out, panorama, understanding


Douglas B-17G-95-DL Flying Fortress ‘VP-X - L - 483872 - X’ “Texas Raiders” (NL7227C) (50657253887).jpg
Foden 1930 steam wagon GDSF 2022 139.JPG
B-2 Spirit Dyess AFB Air Show 2018.jpg
» subpages: air, land, water

Other lifeforms

Pinnularia major.jpg
The ciliate Frontonia sp.jpg
Staphylococcus aureus, 50,000x, USDA, ARS, EMU.jpg
» subpages: bacteria, protists


Ebola Virus - Electron Micrograph.tiff
Train station with train and coal depot by Gustave Le Gray1.jpg
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