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Katy Perry

Katy Perry (born 1984) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager, releasing her debut album in 2001, then moved to Los Angeles to venture into secular music. After signing to Capitol Records in 2007, she rose to fame in 2008 with the release of the single "I Kissed a Girl" from her second album, One of the Boys. Perry's third album, Teenage Dream (2010), became the first by a female artist to produce five number-one Billboard Hot 100 songs. Her fourth album, Prism, was released in 2013 and included the number-one singles "Roar" and "Dark Horse". Perry has received many awards and nominations, and been included in the Forbes list of "Top-Earning Women In Music" for 2011, 2012, and 2013. She has sold 11 million albums and 81 million singles worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time. She made her film debut voicing Smurfette in The Smurfs in 2011, and released a documentary film in 2012, which concentrated on her life as a touring artist and the dissolution of her brief marriage to English actor and comedian Russell Brand in the early 2010s. (Full article...)

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... ctd.
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but not narrow.
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"Guns and Violence".

... so see US firearm deaths and
'Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence'.

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How is Wikipedia considered, externally?[edit]

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The above group has 553,705 fans, as at 4 Jan. 2011 (up from 366,372 fans as at 14 June 2010).
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The first 60 moves of a Go game between Cho Chikun (white) and Kato Masao, animated. This particular game quickly developed into a complicated fight in the lower left and bottom. (Click on the board, to restart the play, in a larger window.)

Just a reminder to myself of what I rate as Good articles etc.

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This Wikipedian recites the Wiki Prayer regularly.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the pages I cannot edit,
The courage to edit the pages I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

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When the Moon is closest, it is at perigee, and it looks slightly bigger from Earth. See Libration. Perigee is the point at which an object makes its closest approach to the Earth. Often the term is used in a broader sense to define the point in an orbit where an orbiting body is closest to the body it orbits. The opposite is the apogee, the farthest or highest point.
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Help out with pages which need copy-edit.
WP:Most_wanted_articles#Most_wanted_articles - some 'missing" articles are still linked 140 times!
Help with Requests for feedback, as & when I get time.
Added {{Portal box|Law}} * In re & {{Clear}} to these "In re" articles.

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