New featured picture: Dadaab mass grave. Children have walked for weeks across the desert to get to Dadaab, and many perish on the way. Others have died shortly after arrival. On the edge of the camp, a young girl stands amid the freshly made graves of 70 children, many of whom died of malnutrition. The photograph was taken by London-based photographer Andy Hall for the relief agency Oxfam; he is currently photographing in east Africa with Oxfam ambassador Scarlett Johansson
, where 13 million people are at risk of starvation and disease from the 2011 East Africa drought
This week's "Featured content" covers Sunday 18 – Saturday 24 September
From the new featured article Aldwych tube station
. The station was used during both world wars to shelter artworks from London's public galleries and museums from the threat of bombing.
Quarterback Joe Namath, who played for the Jets in the notable Heidi
American football game in 1968, the subject of a new featured article.
New featured picture: Enzifer, of the Norwegian black metal band Urgehal
, displaying typical black-metal apparel
while performing in Belgium a month ago.
Five articles were promoted to featured status:
* Aldwych tube station (nom), possibly the London Underground's most famous closed station. Opened in 1907 as a left-over from an altered plan and poorly integrated into the network, the station always suffered from poor patronage and was used during World War II as a secure place to protect the Elgin Marbles from the Blitz. It was closed in 1994 when the lifts wore out, but has had a second career as a filming location. (Nominated by DavidCane) Picture at right
* Heidi Game (nom), an American football game played on November 17, 1968, that led to a change in the way professional football is televised on network television. (The Writer 2.0 and Wehwalt) Picture at right
* United States Senate Democratic primary election in Pennsylvania, 2010 (nom), which took place on May 18, 2010, when Congressman Joe Sestak defeated incumbent Arlen Specter; this led to the end of Specter's five-term senatorial career. Nominator Hunter Kahn pointed out that "there are very few FAs about elections, let alone one about a primary election."
* Frank Bladin (nom) (1898–1978), a senior commander in the Royal Australian Air Force, "a quiet achiever who didn't quite make it to the top job, deserving as he may have been", says nominator Ian Rose.
* Afonso, Prince Imperial of Brazil (nom) (1845–47), possibly the youngest-ever subject of a featured biographical article. (Lecen and Astynax)
Seven images were promoted. Please click on "nom" to view medium-sized images:
* Dadaab mass grave 2011 (nom; related article), a young girl stands amid the graves of 70 children at Dadaab refugee camp, during the 2011 East Africa drought (created by Andy Hall of Oxfam). picture at top
* Enzifer (nom; related article), of the Norwegian black metal band Urgehal. The visual characteristics of the genre are corpse paint, fake or real blood, leather clothing featuring spikes, and anti-Christian imagery, including inverted crosses and pentagrams (created by Commons user Vassil). picture at right
* Spotted Pardalote male (nom; related article), one of the smallest of all Australian birds (only 8–10 centimetres [3.1–3.9 in] long), and one of the most colourful; it is sometimes known as the Diamondbird (created by JJ Harrison).
* Spotted Pardalote female (nom), the girlfriend. JJ Harrison says, "These two were busy padding out their nest (a hole in an embankment) next to a relatively busy footpath".
* Australian Brush-turkey (nom; related article), a spectacular large bird with black feathers and a red head. Its total length is about 60–75 centimetres (24–30 in), with a wingspan of about 85 centimetres (33 in). It is found in eastern Australia: despite its name, the bird is not closely related to American turkeys (created by JJ Harrison).
* Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow (nom; related article), from across River Moscow from the southeast (created by User:Alvesgaspar in July).
* Marrus orthocanna (nom; related article), a kind of deep-sea siphonophore, red and transparent, and first described in 1942 (created by Kevin Raskoff).
No lists were promoted to featured status this week.