A longfin batfish (Platax teira) swims in the Red Sea near Egypt. The photo is a new featured picture.
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Doom Bar (nom) by Worm That Turned. Doom Bar is a sandbar on the north coast of Cornwall, England. The sandbar is composed mainly of marine sand derived from marine shells, thus being an important source of agricultural lime. More than ten million tons of sand has been removed from Doom Bar since the beginning of the 19th century.
Zaian War (nom) by Dumelow. The Zaian War was an armed conflict between France and the Zaian confederation of Berber tribes in Morocco that lasted from 1914 until 1921. After the confederation became French territory in 1912, Resident General Louis-Hubert Lyautey aimed to extend French dominance across the adjacent territories, a move that was opposed by the Zaians. The war was finally won by the French in the middle of the outbreak of the First World War.
Song of Innocence (nom) by Dan56. Song of Innocence is the debut album of American composer and producer David Axelrod, released in October 1968 on Capitol Records. Based on a 1789 illustrated collection of poems of the same name by William Blake, the album is a combination of jazz fusion with elements of classical, rock, funk, pop, and theatre music. Notwithstanding, Song of Innocence did not enjoy commercial success, although it was later deemed as a classic.
Circinus (constellation) (nom) by Casliber and Keilana. Circinus is a small, faint constellation of which the brightest star, Alpha Circini, is also the brightest rapidly oscillating Ap star in the night sky. Circinus was first defined by French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille around 1756, and its name is Latin for compass.
Operation Hardboiled (nom) by ErrantX. Hardboiled was a Second World War military deception undertaken by the Allies in 1942 and designed to convince the Axis powers that the Allies were planning to perform an invasion on the German-occupied Norway. After Hitler ordered the reinforcement of Scandinavia between March and April 1942, the operation was shelved in May.
Resurrectionists in the United Kingdom (nom) by Parrot of Doom. During the 18th and 19th centuries, resurrectionists were common between British anatomists to disinter the bodies of the recently deceased for anatomical research. Because of the nature of their work, most resurrectionists caught ran the risk of physical attack, and graveyards were even secured to stop them. Their work was ended with the Anatomy Act of 1832, which allowed anatomists to access the workhouse dead.
Japanese battleship Fusō (nom) by Dank and Sturmvogel 66. Fusō was one of the two Fusō-class dreadnought battleships built for the Imperial Japanese Navy. Commissioned in 1915, Fusō was not used during World War I, thus being tasked with patrol and rescue missions across the Pacific Ocean. After being modernized in 1935, the ship was sunk in October 1944 during the Battle of Surigao Strait.
Kosta Pećanac (nom) by PRODUCER and Peacemaker67. Pećanac (1879–1944) was a Serbian Chetnik commander who served during the Balkan Wars, World War I and World War II. He played a critical role as a leader of the Chetnik veteran associations, and was known for his strong hostility to the Yugoslav Communist Party. Pećanac became president of the Chetnik Association in 1932, and transformed it into an aggressively partisan Serb political body.
Music for a Time of War (nom) by Another Believer. Music for a Time of War is a 2011 concert program and subsequent album by the Oregon Symphony under the artistic direction of Carlos Kalmar. It consists of four compositions inspired by war, and was first performed at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon. The live recording of the concert was released in October 2011, and received favorable reviews from music critics. It earned three recognitions from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Japanese battleship Fusō, seen in its new featured article.
Men of the British Royal Marines Division training in snow during 1942. The Royal Marines Division was chosen for Operation Hardboiled.
Citra Award for Best Director (nom) by Crisco 1492. The Citra Award for best Director is awarded at the Indonesian Film Festival to Indonesian film directors since 1955. Considered the Indonesian equivalent to the Oscar, it is one of the most prestigious awards of the country. 58 directors have been nominated for a Citra Award, 22 of whom have won at least one. All winners have been male, although female directors have received nominations in this category.
List of songs recorded by Pink Martini (nom) by Another Believer. American musical group Pink Martini has recorded songs for six studio albums since the beginning of their career in 1994. Formed by Thomas Lauderdale, the band has recorded a wide set of songs in a variety of languages, some of which have received critical acclaim.
List of Call the Midwife episodes (nom) by ChrisTheDude. Call the Mildwife was a British period drama television series based on the memoirs of Jennifer Wort. Set in the late 1950s, the series was first broadcast in January 2012 on the BBC, and two seasons and two christmas specials have been recorded so far.
List of colleges and universities in Michigan (nom) by Ruby2010. Michigan holds ninety-three colleges and universities listed under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The list includes research, master's and baccalaureate colleges spread across the state.
The list of songs recorded by American musical group Pink Martini is now featured.
This folio, created circa 1590, depicts the conflict between Sultan Bahadur and Emperor Humayun.
Mark IV female tank (nom) created by Peter Trimming and nominated by Bruce1ee. The British Mark IV tank was used in World War I. There are "male" and "female" variants of the tank.
The Heart of the Andes (nom) created by Frederic Edwin Church and nominated by Pine. This famous work by American landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900) was first exhibited in 1859. It currently resides in New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Lady Elliot Island (nom) created by Underwater Earth / Catlin Seaview Survey and nominated by Hahc21. Lady Elliot Island is an Australian coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef. The photo was taken with a Seaview SVII camera.
Platax teira (nom) created by Alex Vasenin and nominated by Tomer T. Platax teira is also known as the longfin batfish. The fish can be up to 24 inches (60 centimeters) long.
Carl English (nom) created by Kadellar and nominated by Tomer T. Carl English is a Canadian basketball player. He currently plays for the Spanish professional team Asefa Estudiantes.
Bar-tailed Godwit (nom) created by Andreas Trepte and nominated by Tomer T. The Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) is a large wader. Its non-stop migration flight is the longest known for any bird.
Pied Avocet juvenile (nom) created by Andreas Trepte and nominated by Tomer T. The Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) is a wader that has a range including parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia. Adults have a wingspan of approximately 30–31.5 inches (76–80 centimeters).
Hurricane Isabel, nominated by Phoenix2. Isabel was a Category 5 hurricane in the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season. Isabel's highest sustained winds were reported as 165 miles per hour (265 km/h). It caused several deaths and an estimated US$5.37 billion (2003) in damage. The Hurricane Isabel topic includes four featured articles and four good articles.
Hurricane Isabel, the subject of a new featured topic, seen from the International Space Station in 2003
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