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Wikimedia Highlights, December 2015

Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in December 2015: Wikipedia celebrates 15 years of free knowledge; Fifteen years ago, Wikipedia was a very different place: Magnus Manske; Making our pageview data easily accessible; and more.

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Photo by Strekeisen from Italy, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

See these striking photos from the European Science Photo Competition

The European Science Photo Competition aims to highlight work from scientists all over Europe.

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Image by Володимир Власенко, freely licensed under BY-SA 4.0.

How the first scientific Wikimedia photo contest in Ukraine came together

The 2015 European Science Photo Competition was held in several countries all over Europe in November, and Ukrainian Wikimedians joined the competition.

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Video by Victor Grigas, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Live a year in 4 minutes: Introducing #Edit2015, Wikipedia’s year-in-review video

#Edit2015 captures a tiny portion of the millions of edits that the world made to Wikipedia in 2015.

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Photo by Champlain Marcil, public domain.

Community Digest—collaboration bears fruit in Quebec

A small church in Quebec, now available for free on Wikimedia Commons thanks to an innovative collaboration between Wikipedia, museums, and education. Photo by Champlain Marcil, public domain. Wikimedia Canada, the Gatineau Center at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ Gatineau), and the Université du Québec en Outaouais…

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Wikimedia Highlights, November 2015

Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in November 2015: Artificial intelligence service gives Wikipedians ‘X-ray specs’ to see through bad edits; Wikimedia’s Funds Dissemination Committee—how to fairly distribute money in a global movement; Check out these new features and extensions kicked off at Google Summer of Code 2015; and more.

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Documenting Tunis for future generations

The MedinaPedia concept aims to host workshops to improve all aspects of Wikimedia’s coverage on Tunis’ medina, including Wikipedia articles, Wikimedia Commons images, or Wikidata entries.

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10th place: Vakil mosque Panorama by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

See the 14 gorgeous winning photographs from Wiki Loves Monuments

Today, Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 revealed the winners for this years photo contest including Westerheversand Lighthouse, Sacra di San Michele, Hanover’s New Town Hall, and more. The international jury’s final report will be issued in the coming weeks.

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Photo by Sandro Schroeder, freely licensed under CC BY 2.0.

News on Wikipedia: Global editing community updates terror articles in real time

As terrorists attacked Paris and Beirut, Wikipedia’s volunteer editors were quick to collaborate and make sense of the confusion. Within hours, they’d crafted thorough and well-sourced overviews of both tragedies across multiple language editions of Wikipedia.

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7th place: Passage, Odesa, by Kateryna Krasnytska, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

10 stunning photos from Ukraine’s Wiki Loves Monuments

See top-10 pictures of Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 in Ukraine, part of international photography competition, which was held locally in Ukraine for the fourth time.

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