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Sharing images of the earthquake in Nepal: Krish Dulal

A massive earthquake in Nepal has killed thousands of people since a devastating 7.8 tremor on April 25, 2015. Nepalese Wikipedian Krish Dulal shared many photos of this disaster. He invites you to donate to support relief efforts, as well as contribute more images on Commons, so they can be re-used by others.

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[[File:MRT Singapore Destination 13.png|25px]] Pool of Cortalet, marshes of Empordà.Estany del Cortalet, Aiguamolls de l'Empordà.[[:File:Aiguamolls de l'Empordà 2.jpg|Photo]] by [[User:Mikipons|Mikipons]], freely licensed under [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en CC BY-SA 3.0.][[:File:MRT Singapore Destination 13.png|“Destination 13.png”]] by [[c:User:Seloloving|Seloloving]], [http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en CC0 1.0.]

Join Wiki Loves Earth 2015: help capture our natural heritage

Wiki Loves Earth 2015 starts on May 1st, and invites you to contribute photos about the world’s natural heritage. This international photo contest is organized by the Wikimedia community, with the help of its Ukrainian and Polish chapters. We hope you will participate!

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Map by Quibik, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

A Wikimedian asks European Parliament members for copyright reform

European copyright laws are very complex, making it hard to share free knowledge. To address this issue, a longtime Wikimedia contributor traveled to Brussels to meet members of the European Parliament and explain why copyright reform is needed.

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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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Wikimedia Programs Evaluation reports show that Wiki Loves Monuments and other photo events were six times as likely to be rated as featured pictures, such as this one. Main du juive à Tikjda, 5º prize on Wiki Loves Earth Algeria 2014. Photo by Chettouh Nabil, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

First 2015 Wikimedia Programs Evaluations reports examine Wiki Loves Monuments and other photo events

What is the impact of Wiki Loves Monuments and other photo events? The first two Wikimedia Programs Evaluation reports show that these programs contributed 14% of the media uploaded to Commons from September 2013 to September 2014.

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Egyptian food Koshary Photo by Dina Said, under CC BY-SA 4.0

Wiki Loves Africa photo contest announces winning pictures

The “Wiki Loves Africa” photo contest about “Cuisine” resulted in over 6,000 image uploads to Commons. Learn more, see the jury-selected prize winners — and vote for the Community Prize! (…)

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3D Love: This mathematically-defined heart shape is one of the many ways that love is represented on Wikimania sites. By Chiph588, CC0.

Love on the Wikis

How is love covered on Wikipedia and its sister sites?

For Valentine’s Day, we asked Wikimedians to suggest great articles and images about love, in all its forms. Here’s what we found together. Thanks for sharing the love!

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A female blow fly. 
Drawing by Amedeo John Engel Terzi. From Wellcome Library, licensed under CC-BY-2.0

Wellcome Library donates 100,000 medical images to Wikimedia Commons

The high resolution photographs and scans are used to illustrate a wide range of Wikipedia articles such as disease, art history, cartoons, sexuality and biographies. (…)

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Wikimedia Logos Have Been Freed!

We are proud to announce that starting today, the Wikimedia logos will be freely licensed on Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license. After all, Wikimedia Commons’ mission is to disseminate free and public domain content to everyone. We are thrilled that the copyright status of Wikimedia logos will…

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“No interviews. Except for Wikipedia!” – Documenting the Eurovision Song Contest on Wikimedia Commons

One of my photos of Conchita Wurst. A few days ago this photo was selected as a “Quality image“ I like to illustrate Wikipedia articles, and I like to take unique photos. When Swedish singer Loreen won the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, it meant the Eurovision was…

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