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Crop by Andrew Sherman, "Sir Roger Moore 3.jpg" by Allan warren, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Celebrity photographer Allan Warren shares the big shots on Wikipedia

Celebrity photographer Allan Warren has taken portraits of many popular artists and politicians, ranging from Roger Moore to Sophia Loren and Prince Charles. For the past few years, he has uploaded many of his images to Wikimedia Commons. His portraits caught our attention, so we reached out to him for an interview.

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Watch this fun TV spot: "Wikipedia? Isn't that a new dance?" You can also view this video on YouTube.com here. Video by Michael Epaka, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

The first Wikipedia TV spots and awareness campaign in Cameroon (VIDEO)

The first-ever television spots for Wikipedia in Cameroon were created as part of a campaign designed to raise awareness of Wikipedia in this western African country — where the use and awareness of Wikipedia has been historically low.

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Photo by Victor Grigas, free licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Fighting corruption with Wikipedia: Johnson Oludeinde

Meet Johnson Oludeinde, who is using Wikipedia to expose corruption in Nigeria — and inviting others to prevent injustice through shared knowledge.

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Women gather for "WikiWomen Day" in Pune, India, to help each other contribute to Wikipedia and increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. Photo by Abhishek Suryawanshi, under CC-BY-SA-3.0.

Women and gender diversity on Wikimedia: our top stories

Here are our most popular stories about women and gender diversity in Wikimedia projects, published last month to celebrate International Women’s Day and WikiWomen’s History Month.

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Malala Yousafzai is one of the inspiring women recommended by our community for this month's search for high-quality women's biographies. The youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, she is a human rights advocate for education and for women in Pakistan.  Photo by Russell Watkins, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-2.0.

15 women who made a difference

Here are our favorite biographies of women on Wikipedia, feature 15 individuals who made important contributions in the arts, sciences, business and politics. Suggested by community and team members.

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Video game developer Elonka Dunin is a multilingual Wikipedia editor with a knack for cryptology. Photo by Suzy Gorman, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5

Discovering a community through cryptology: Elonka Dunin

Video game developer Elonka Dunin is a multilingual editor with a knack for cryptology. Find out how her work on unsolved codes led her to join the Wikipedia community.

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Italian fashion history is not well covered on Wikipedia. Librarian Virginia Gentilini is helping turn that around.
Photo by Victor Grigas, free licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Why Italian fashion history should be just a click away: Virginia Gentilini

Italy is a global leader in the fashion industry. But Italian fashion history is not well covered on Wikipedia. Librarian Virginia Gentilini explains why. (…)

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Zinaida Good grew up in Russia, studied in Canada and started editing Wikipedia in 2008, as a college assignment. Photo by Victor Grigas, under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Meet some of the women who contribute to Wikipedia

To celebrate International Women’s Day, here are some inspiring stories of a few of the women who contribute to Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects. (…)

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Rena Takiguchi learned about local politics in Togo on Wikipedia. She's pictured here in the courtyard of the Shitennō-ji temple in Osaka, Japan.
"Shitennoji Temple Photo" by Amivi1, under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Thanking Wikipedia editors for covering local politics in Togo: Rena Takiguchi

Rena Takiguchi, a native of Japan, says that she would have been consumed with worry for her friends in Togo, if it were not for the Wikipedia article about the Togolese presidential election in 2010. She learned more about this event on Wikipedia than from other sources. (…)

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A US postmark from Whitby, Virginia confirms that this forgotten coal town once existed.
Postmark is public domain.

Putting forgotten coal towns back on the map: Mark Combs

Mark Combs has been documenting small towns using Wikipedia, so they won’t vanish without a trace. (…)

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