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29 February 2012[edit]

  • 17:05, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

East pyramid of Group Q, Tikal

  • 09:20, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Astronauts practice a Hubble Space Telescope repair in the Neutral Buoyancy Simulator.

  • 01:35, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Marks pictured five years after his release from prison

28 February 2012[edit]

  • 17:50, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Front view of Mariánská Týnice

  • 10:05, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Woman's head in Rossetti's painting Veronica Veronese

  • 02:20, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Drawing of Gjest Baardsen

27 February 2012[edit]

  • 18:35, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Gemma Beadsworth

  • 10:50, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

British and American members of the Alsos Mission dismantle the experimental nuclear reactor that German scientists had built as part of the German nuclear energy project in Haigerloch.

  • 00:00, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Hostess CupCake

26 February 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Johnny Basham in 1914

  • 08:00, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Australian athlete Alison Quinn on her way to a bronze medal in the 100m in the T37 100m at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games

  • 00:00, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Hubert Lyautey in circa 1900

25 February 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Redstone Inn driveway

  • 08:00, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Painting of early Thoroughbred sire the Alcock Arabian, c. 1720

  • 00:00, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Swardson at the July 2011 San Diego Comic-Con

24 February 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Communards pose with the toppled statue of Napoleon at the Place Vendôme following the destruction of the Colonne Vendôme on May 8, 1871

  • 08:00, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

"The Ascent of Agony" – engraving published in a French magazine in 1879 after a sketch by Edouard Andre depicting his crossing of the Quindio pass carried by silleros

  • 00:00, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Sinan Reis helped Hayreddin Barbarossa defeat the Holy League of Charles V at the Battle of Preveza in 1538.

23 February 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

"Willm Haseland the Pensioner of Chellsea Coll"

  • 08:00, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Ibuki being scrapped in 1947

  • 00:00, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Sir Jeremiah Smith

22 February 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

An example North American coal ball of the sort proved to exist by Adolf Carl Noé

  • 07:45, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

The original Lonesomehurst Cabin in 1920

21 February 2012[edit]

  • 23:30, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Station viewed from across intersection

  • 15:15, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

The 1815 Epsom Derby winner, Whisker, in a painting by or in the style of John Frederick Herring, Sr.

  • 07:00, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Govăjdia blast furnace, 1890

20 February 2012[edit]

  • 22:45, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

The statue of Nelson Mandela, in Parliament Square, London

  • 14:30, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

The Great Mosque of Central Java, from the peak of the Asmaul Husna Tower

  • 06:15, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

A member of the Brookesia micra species

19 February 2012[edit]

  • 22:00, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Pasquale Cati, St Gerome and the trumpet of the last judgement, c. 1600

  • 13:45, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

U-87

  • 05:30, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Deptford Dockyard

18 February 2012[edit]

  • 21:15, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Paul Davidson

  • 13:00, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Vostok (left) and Mirny (right) during the First Russian Antarctic Expedition, a commemorative coin of the Bank of Russia


  • 05:10, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Berlin Theater des Westens

17 February 2012[edit]

  • 20:10, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Radar satellite image of Lake Vostok by NASA
  • 08:00, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

The Trochilus bird cleaning a Crocodile's mouth

  • 00:00, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Port Washington Light

16 February 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Cranberry Creek Burial Mounds, Wisconsin

  • 08:00, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

The Duke of Wellington's battle horse, Copenhagen, in a painting by Samuel Spode

  • 00:00, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

The Fighting Temeraire

15 February 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Daria Andreyevna Khaltourina

  • 08:05, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

The leaves of Columnea consanguinea have red heart-sharped markings

  • 00:20, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Arizona Territorial Governor Richard E. Sloan

14 February 2012[edit]

  • 16:35, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Painting of "Love's Messenger" shows a woman feeding a dove.

  • 08:35, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Love in a Tangle from The Flower Book

  • 00:00, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

The gooseneck barnacle Pollicipes polymerus

13 February 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Taddeo Zuccaro – "Il Crocifissione" (1556), an example of artwork showing a fainting Virgin Mary

  • 08:10, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Girih pattern with inlaid floral decoration from Shah-i-Zinda in Semerkand

  • 00:25, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Abraham Lincoln

12 February 2012[edit]

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Abraham Lincoln by George Peter Alexander Healy

  • 08:40, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

The 1958 Honda Super Cub

  • 00:25, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Lake Tziscao, one of the Montebello lakes

11 February 2012[edit]

  • 16:40, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

George at Road America in 2010

  • 08:55, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Fawcett in 1931

  • 01:10, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Vaccinium myrsinites

10 February 2012[edit]

  • 17:25, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Equestrian bronze statue of King Frederik V created in Neoclassical style by Jacques Saly in 1768

  • 09:20, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

The cargo ship Delta Mariner docks at Meck Island in 2009

  • 01:35, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Young rock scallop

9 February 2012[edit]

  • 17:50, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

The Lange Swinger, typical of Lange's first all-plastic ski boots

  • 10:05, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Azem Palace using ablaq technique

  • 02:20, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

HMS Telemachus arriving in Melbourne

8 February 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Rowenna Davis making the keynote speech for the 2011 Envision award ceremony

  • 08:00, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

A white and silver apartment building with streamlined curves, perched on a hillside overlooking a bay and bridge

  • 00:00, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Blanche Lazzell circa 1908

7 February 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

The Windhoek Equestrian Monument against the sunset

  • 08:00, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

The pale wolfberry (Lycium pallidum)

  • 00:00, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Nick Castellanos batting

6 February 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Moses, Derby winner of 1822. Painting by James Pollard (1792–1867).

  • 08:00, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Road with Cypress and Star

  • 00:00, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Transverse ladybird, Tasmania

5 February 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Six dark haired women sitting at a table in a black room

  • 08:00, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Jimmy Craig

  • 00:00, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

A white calf in Rossetti's painting Found

4 February 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

A 1957 Vétra VBF-model trolleybus in Grenoble in 1965

  • 08:00, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Salix alaxensis

  • 00:00, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Michael Pineda pitching on May 10, 2011

3 February 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Emilius, winner of the 1832 Derby, with a groom. Painting by William Tasker (1805–1852).

  • 08:00, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

The gray sea star (Luidia clathrata)

  • 00:00, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Daisy Burrell with William Spray in the operetta Gipsy Love, 1913

2 February 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Aert de Gelder, Simeon's song of praise, or Nunc dimittis (detail, head of Simeon)

  • 08:00, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Base of Eucalyptus botryoides, Hacking River

  • 00:00, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

1 February 2012[edit]

  • 16:00, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Adam Beach in 2007

  • 08:00, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Photographic artwork of Rapid Ranger

  • 00:00, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Gorgonocephalus eucnemis