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Wikipedia’s Best Pictures of the Day From 2018

 Most of us have used Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia based on free content, either for writing entries, using information to prove arguments, solving simple fights, or even conducting research. This month, Wikipedia celebrated its 15th birthday, and as part of the celebrations, we decided to collect the various pictures of the day that were published on the site over the years. Historical images, magnificent places, wonderfully impressive buildings and more are just part of Wikipedia's vast and impressive database of images, and here are 21 pictures from the past year that present the wonders of our beautiful and diverse world.

 
 
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Here in the picture, we see a colony of Southern Rockhopper Penguins on the Falkland Islands. This penguin is the most common, and during mating season colonies are created that can reach hundreds of thousands of individuals. These penguins are found in the western Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and in the areas adjacent to the southern shores of South America.
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In the picture you can see a Bugatti Chiron, a supercar developed in 2016 by Volkswagen Group Bugatti. This vehicle is considered the fastest road car in serial production, and for safety reasons, its speed was limited to "only" 260 mph.

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The Columbia space shuttle, which was NASA's first space shuttle, carried 28 space missions when 160 astronauts flew in. On February 1, 2003, the shuttle crashed into the atmosphere with seven astronauts aboard.

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This is the Ground pangolin commonly found in Africa. The Pangolin is essentially and ant-eater with armor.

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Here in the picture you can see the Jordan River and in the background, Mount Hermon is photographed from the Hula Valley region. This valley is located in the north of Israel, and it covers most of the area of the "finger of Galilee"; The valley extends from the foot of the Hermon to the Sea of Galilee, where the Jordan River flows.

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This is the building of the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest, Hungary - the largest and most magnificent building in the country, designed to symbolize the revival of Hungarian nationalism. The building is symmetrically built in the style of the Gothic revival, crowned with turrets with a neo-Gothic dome at a height of 96 meters. 21 pictures of the day

This picture shows the temple of Isis in Philae, Egypt. In fact, Philae is an ancient Egyptian temple complex, an archaeological site and a world heritage site currently located on the island of Agilkia. In 1902, the area where Philae was located (south of Aswan) was flooded with the construction of the low Aswan Dam, and in order to save the Temple, it was dismantled and rebuilt on the nearby island.

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This common octopus was photographed near the eastern shores of Crete, and like other species in the octopus family, it has eight long hunting arms. In addition, it is a day – predator of fish, crustaceans and sometimes even shellfish.

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This is the oil painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme., a French painter from the 19th century, which is called "Bonaparte before the Sphinx." The painting depicts Napoleon Bonaparte riding on a horse looking at the Great Sphinx of Giza. The conquest of Egypt was one of the important objectives of the French campaign in the Middle East in the 18th century.

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This is a picture of Buzz Aldrin, an Apollo astronaut and the second man to walk on the moon, during the Apollo 11 mission on, July 20, 1969. 

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In the photo below you can see the Lava Lake in Nyiragongo, an active volcano located within the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is the most active in the entire African continent.

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In this photo you can see the cathedral named after Alexander Nevsky, Prince of Novgorod and Vladimir, who lived in the 13th century. The cathedral is located in Sofia, Bulgaria, where it began being built in 1882 and was finished in 1912. It was built to commemorate the soldiers of the Russian Empire who were killed during the Ottoman-Russian War of 1877-1878.

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Here is a picture of the Vietnamese monk Thich Quang Duc, who burned himself to death at a crowded intersection in the city of Saigon (now called Ho Chi Minh City) in 1963. Duc acted out of protest against the persecution of the Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government and its then president, Ngo Dinh Diem.

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This is Elizabeth Gardner, who was a Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP), looking out the window of a plane before taking off in 1943. Under this organization, women with a civilian pilot license were flying military aircraft under the US Air Force, to free up the air force for combat missions.21 pictures of the day

In this picture, we see the Dordogne River, located in the south of France, and together with the Garonne River create the estuary of the Gironde, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean. In the drainage basin of the river, there is a special concentration of caves used by the ancient man in the Paleolithic period.

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These are F-16 Fighting Falcon of the Thunderbirds, the air demonstration squadron of the United States Air Force. Here in the picture, you can see them in the Manhattan sky, in the background you can see the Empire State Building.

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This is the Bolshoi Theater, a historic theater located in Moscow city center, Russia. The theater was first built in 1776, and in 1824 the current building was designed by architect Joseph Bave. The main building is a symbol of Moscow and Russia, and the front of the building even appears on the 100-ruble note.

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This photo shows the Zwinger Palace gardens in the city of Dresden, the capital of the state of Saxony, Germany. The palace, like most of the city, was rebuilt by the Germans after World War II, following the Allied bombing of 13-15 February 1945.21 pictures of the day

This is the European kohl (also called the common kohl), which is a predatory bird that feeds on small, arthropods which it hunts. 

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This was the first Aerial refueling mission to take place on June 27, 1923. Mid-air refueling makes it possible to increase the range of flight, short takeoff or takeoff with a particularly heavy load, by topping off the fuel required for the mission after takeoff.
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The vast Field of Mars Park is located in the center of St. Petersburg, Russia, and is spread over an area of 90,000 square meters. When the city was built in 1703 the area was wooded and in 1740 its first trails were paved.
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