Wikipedia 'Featured article': **December 18**

" Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It (2008) is the third studio album by American R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Raphael Saadiq (pictured), released by Columbia Records. After independently releasing the 2004 album Ray Ray, Saadiq continued working on other artists' projects and developed a pa…"

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Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **December 18**

"Blue Lake in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, South Island of New Zealand. "

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Wikipedia 'On this day': **December 18**

"December 18: Tenth of Tevet (Judaism, 2018); National Day in Qatar (1878) Atlas rocket carrying the SCORE satellite 1499 – Muslims in the city of Granada rebelled against their rulers in response to forced conversions to Catholicism. 1898 – Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat set the first official land spe…"

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Wikimedia Foundation News: **Lose yourself in our planet’s beauty with the winners of Wiki Loves Earth**

"A lonely monastery. Sunrise over the desert. A walk through a national park. These are just a few of the spectacular sights captured in the winners of the international Wiki Loves Earth photogra…"

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Wikipedia 'Featured article': **December 17**

" The Cuban macaw (Ara tricolor), a species of parrot, became extinct in the late 19th century. Native to the main island of Cuba and the nearby Isla de la Juventud, this macaw had some similarities to the scarlet macaw. No modern skeletons are known, but a few subfossil remains have been found o…"

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Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **December 17**

"BMW Mini at night on a country lane in the hamlet Börnste, Kirchspiel, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany "

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Wikipedia 'On this day': **December 17**

"December 17 Demonstrators in the Darwin rebellion 942 – William Longsword of Normandy was ambushed and assassinated by supporters of Arnulf I, Count of Flanders, while the two were at a peace conference to settle their differences. 1862 – American Civil War: Union General Ulysses S. Grant issued Gen…"

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Wikipedia 'Featured article': **December 16**

" Interstate 470 (I-470) is a 10.63-mile-long (17.1-kilometer) auxiliary Interstate Highway of I-70 that bypasses the city of Wheeling, West Virginia, in the United States. It is the only auxiliary Interstate Highway in West Virginia. The western terminus of I-470 is an interchange with I-70 in R…"

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Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **December 16**

"Baroque domes of Stroganov Church in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. "

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Wikipedia 'On this day': **December 16**

"December 16: National Day in Bahrain; Day of Reconciliation in South Africa New World Symphony, 1st movement 1653 – Oliver Cromwell became Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England. 1893 – Czech composer Antonín Dvořák's New World Symphony (audio featured) premiered at Carnegie Hall in New York …"

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Wikipedia 'Featured article': **December 15**

" Nothomyrmecia, the dinosaur ant, has the most primitive body structure among all living ants. First described by the entomologist John S. Clark in 1934, the genus's rediscovery in Poochera, South Australia, in 1977 attracted scientists from around the world. It nests in old-growth mallee and Eu…"

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Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **December 15**

"Thudufushi, formerly one of the uninhabited islands of Alif Dhaal Atoll (South Ari Atoll), Maldives, was developed into a 70 room 4 star plus resort in 1990. "

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Wikipedia 'On this day': **December 15**

"December 15: Kingdom Day in Aruba, Curaçao, the Netherlands, and Sint Maarten (1954); Zamenhof Day in Esperanto culture Venera 7 descent vehicle 687 – Sergius was elected pope, ending the last disputed period of sede vacante during the Byzantine Papacy. 1791 – The first ten amendments to the United …"

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Wikimedia Foundation News: **Many faces of Wikibase: Lingua Libre makes [ˈlæŋgwəʤəz] audible**

"Languages and multilinguality have always been an important part of the Wikimedia projects. After all, Wikimedia projects are available in over 300 languages. But most of these languages are acce…"

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Wikipedia 'Featured article': **December 14**

" SY Aurora, c. 1912 The drift of the Antarctic exploration vessel SY Aurora was a 312-day ordeal during the Ross Sea section of Ernest Shackleton's expedition between 1914 and 1917. It began when the ship broke loose from its anchorage in McMurdo Sound during a gale. Caught in heavy pack ice, Au…"

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Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **December 14**

"Sadhu sitting in the ground of Janki Mandir, Janakpurdham Nepal. "

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Wikipedia 'On this day': **December 14**

"December 14: Martyred Intellectuals Day in Bangladesh (1971); Monkey Day Shoe being thrown at George W. Bush 557 – A large earthquake severely damaged the city of Constantinople. 835 – In the Sweet Dew incident, Emperor Wenzong of the Tang dynasty conspired to kill the powerful eunuchs of the Tang c…"

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Wikimedia Foundation News: **Eureka! A new visual interface for specialized searches**

"With over five million articles, finding the exact Wikipedia article you want can sometimes feel like you’re searching for the proverbial needle in the haystack. That’s why if you go and search the world’s largest encyclopedia, yo…"

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Wikipedia 'Featured article': **December 13**

" Pah Wongso Pendekar Boediman (Malay for Pah Wongso the Righteous Warrior) is a 1941 detective film from the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia). It follows the schoolmaster and social worker Pah Wongso as he investigates a murder to clear his protégé's name. The first release by Star Film, it fea…"

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Wikimedia Commons 'Picture of the day': **December 13**

"Phimeanakas, Khmer temple constructed in the 10th century, but underwent important modifications as it became the official site of king Suryavarman I, located in the ancient city of Angkor, today Cambodia. "

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