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In September, Wiki Loves Monuments 2015—the largest photography competition in the world—was held. Globally, it attracted more than 6,200 competitors from 33 countries who together uploaded more than 230,000 photographs (see the blog’s previous coverage).

Nepal took part in the competition for the third time in 2015, and it proved to be a success with 107 participants submitting over 1,535 photographs that highlighted the beauty of the country. All have been released under free licenses.

The international winners will be announced in December 2015. Here are the top 10 pictures that will represent Nepal, as decided by our jury:

Ranipokhari during chhath festival.jpg
1st: Ranipokhari during Chhath by Enfeeyano, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Lumbini (Birth Place of Gautam Buddha).jpg
2nd: Maya Devi Temple the birth place of Gautama Buddha by Rajeshdulal, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

MG 7595Boudhanath Stupa.jpg
3rd: Boudhanath by Ronixdhungana, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Lord Bishnu-Shesh Narayan.JPG
4th: Vishnu sculpture in pond near Sheshnarayan Temple by Ksssshl, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

55 window palace, Bhupatindra Malla, 1754 AD.jpg
5th: 55 window palace in Bhaktapur by Uzzool, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Bhadrakali temple pokhara.JPG
6th: Bhadrakali Temple in Pokhara by Dhurba Gurung, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Patan Krishna Mandir, Mangal bazar.jpg
7th: Patan Krishna Mandir in Patan by Udhabkc, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Taleju Mandir.jpg
8th: Teleju Temple in Kathmandu by Snagina, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Bhaktapur-Bhairava Mandir am Taumadhi Tole-02-gje.jpg
9th: Bhaktapur Bhairav Mandir by Gerd Eichmann, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Nuwakot Palace (5).jpg
10th: Nuwakot Palace in Nuwakot by Bijay Shrestha, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Biplab Anand
Wikimedians of Nepal