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31 December 2011[edit]

  • 21:30, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

McVickar House in 2009

  • 13:15, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Model of one P.1112 design

  • 05:00, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Lawang Sewu in the early 1900s

30 December 2011[edit]

  • 20:45, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Blue Lake, Tasman, New Zealand

  • 12:30, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Loe de Jong (left)

  • 04:15, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Sand sagebrush (Artemisia filifolia)

29 December 2011[edit]

  • 20:00, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

Brain coral (Diploria labyrinthiformis)

  • 12:00, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

May Night (Willard Metcalf painting)

  • 01:57, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

A colony of lobe coral (Porites lobata)

28 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Caricature of Jean-Vital Ismaël on the 1877 magazine Le Trombinoscope

  • 08:00, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat pictured

  • 00:00, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Psilocybe yungensis mushrooms

27 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Martin-Baker Mk.1 ejection seat

  • 08:00, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

A modern Krampus at the Perchtenlauf in Klagenfurt (2006)

  • 00:00, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Tyszkiewicz Palace, formerly the residence of the Polish Academy of Literature

26 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Persimmon circa 1898

  • 08:00, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Tsukasa Fujimoto at Ice Ribbon Dojo

  • 00:00, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Liebfrauenkirche Halle

25 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

Beneath The Snow Encumbered Branches (1901)

  • 08:00, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

The Holy Family, the ox and ass or donkey, angels, and three shepherds, two old and one young

  • 00:00, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

The 1995 official White House Christmas tree

24 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

An out-of-focus close-up of a part of a Christmas tree with glitter garlands and blurry decoration. In-focus in the left half of the picture, suspended from one of the twigs, is a red cardboard-woven Froebel star. Four tips and seven prongs are visible.

  • 08:00, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

The Family of Darius before Alexander

  • 00:00, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Karol Hubert Rostworowski

23 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Empty shell of Donax vittatus

  • 08:00, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Action of 5 November 1813

  • 00:00, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Leaf of Acer nipponicum

22 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Pied Butcherbirds, by John Gould

  • 08:00, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Sand reedgrass (Calamovilfa longifolia)

  • 00:00, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Aerial view of Highlander in 1942

21 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

St Philip's Church, Salford, from the south

  • 08:00, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Cirsium muticum

  • 00:00, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Théâtre de la Mode exhibit of doll-like mannequins wearing 1946 French couture clothing and accessories

20 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

'The Premier Marquess' by "Spy", from Vanity Fair magazine dated 3 November 1904

  • 08:00, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

The river cane (Arundinaria gigantea)

  • 00:00, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Peter Edward Stroehling, King George at Windsor, oils on copper, 1807

19 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Head, neck and bosom of a beautiful woman

  • 08:00, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Scarlet Ibis

  • 00:00, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Lieutenant General George S. Patton in 1943

18 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

A circus poster by Adolph Friedländer

  • 08:15, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Julie Anne Genter, one of the 25 new MPs

  • 00:30, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Study of a Kneeling Nude Girl for The Entombment by Michelangelo

17 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:45, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Wolter Robert van Hoëvell

  • 09:00, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

The 8th century Zen monk Yongjia Xuanjue

  • 00:00, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

A bird-headed Apkallu on a relief at the palace of Ashurnasirpal II

16 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Coral bleaching

  • 08:00, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

The Indus River Delta as seen from space

  • 00:00, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

A painting showing the Royal Munster Fusiliers receiving absolution prior to the Battle of Aubers Ridge

15 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Entrance to the Ruhrfestspielhaus, the main venue

  • 08:00, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Portrait of Balthasar Castiglione by Raphael

  • 00:00, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Drawing from John Vanderpoel's The Human Figure

14 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Psilocybe tampanensis

  • 08:00, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Mojo Mathers

  • 00:00, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Church seen from across Broadway

13 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Detail from An Old Man and his Grandson by Domenico Ghirlandaio

  • 08:00, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Dona i Ocell or Woman and Bird

  • 00:00, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Lepas anserifera

12 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
Skerton Bridge
  • 08:00, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Schlosstheater Schwetzingen, view to the stage

  • 00:00, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Major General Alfred K Flowers, USAF

11 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

The wood shamrock (Oxalis montana)

  • 08:00, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Annie Dillard

  • 00:00, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

The former Bilsham Chapel, near Yapton, West Sussex

  • ... that since its 16th-century closure, Bilsham Chapel (pictured) in West Sussex has been two cottages, a shed and now a house?
  • ... that between 1887 and 1888 Alexandre Delcommune explored 12,000 kilometres (7,500 mi) of water routes in the Congo Basin?
  • ... that a 2004 glitch in TriTech emergency-response software rendered Austin, Texas dispatchers unable to locate their patrol cars on the street?
  • ... that the British destroyer HMS Basilisk evacuated a total of 695 men on 31 May 1940 from Dunkirk before she was sunk by German aircraft the next day?
  • ... that ablastin, a rat antibody, prevents the parasite Trypanosoma lewisi from reproducing, yet keeps it in adult form?
  • ... that Hall of Fame pitcher Jack Chesbro received his nickname "Happy Jack" while working in a psychiatric facility?

10 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Giant plumose anemone

  • 08:00, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Caractacus as painted by Irish artist Samuel Spode

  • 00:00, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Montmartre, a photo by Constant Puyo

9 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Fritz Graßhoff, 1984

  • 08:00, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Weehawken Public Library

  • 00:00, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Zoar Strict Baptist Chapel in Lower Dicker, near Hailsham, East Sussex

8 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Harmonie (1869) by Charles Guméry, a gilded copper electrotype

  • 08:00, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Ullr with his skis and his bow

  • 00:00, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Glenorchy church and graveyard

7 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

A Cornish Chough

  • 08:00, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Photograph of All Saints Episcopal Church from its front, also capturing its spire

  • 00:00, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Front elevation, with oriel window on second story

6 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Casino of Lope de Vega Theater, showing posters for a Flamenco show

  • 08:00, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Nabin kills Elokeshi

  • 00:00, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Mate served in a traditional gourd cup in Argentina

5 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

The silky lupine (Lupinus sericeus)

  • 08:00, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

General Baron Samuel-François Lhéritier

  • 00:00, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Compound of three octahedra

4 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Odalar Mosque in 1919

  • 08:00, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

birds nest ferns

  • 00:00, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

The dotted gayfeather (Liatris punctata)

3 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Red Cross stove

  • 08:00, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Lake of the Woods in southern Oregon

  • 00:00, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Petrified Araucaria mirabilis cones from the Middle Jurassic (approximately 160 million years ago) of Patagonia, Argentina

2 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Marktkirche Hannover, 2007

  • 08:00, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Meeting of Manuel Belgrano and José de San Martín at Yatasto

  • 00:10, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

1 December 2011[edit]

  • 16:00, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Beneker's poster: "Sure! We'll Finish the Job"

  • 08:00, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Self portrait

  • 00:00, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

The lancelet amphioxus (Branchiostoma lanceolatum)