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This template places a small star () in the top right corner of an article to indicate that it is a featured article on Wikipedia, and that it has met the featured article criteria, successfully passing a nomination on the featured article candidates page. It categorises them into Category:Featured articles.
This template should be placed at the top of the article after hatnotes. It should be removed if a featured article fails a featured article review, as well as from articles that have never passed through the featured article candidates process.