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These featured pictures, as scheduled below, have been chosen to appear as the picture of the day (POTD) on the English Wikipedia's Main Page in December 2021. Individual sections for each day on this page can be linked to with the day number as the anchor name (e.g. [[Wikipedia:Picture of the day/December 2021#1]] for December 1).

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December 1

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December 2

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December 3

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December 4

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December 5

James Guthrie

James Guthrie (December 5, 1792 – March 13, 1869) was a Kentucky lawyer, plantation owner, railroad president and Democratic Party politician.

Engraving credit: Bureau of Engraving and Printing; restored by Andrew Shiva

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December 7

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December 8

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December 9

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December 10

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December 11

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December 12

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December 13

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December 14

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December 15

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December 16

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December 17

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December 18

The Contrabandista

The Contrabandista, or The Law of the Ladrones, is a two-act comic opera by Arthur Sullivan and F. C. Burnand. It premiered at St. George's Hall, in London, on 18 December 1867 under the management of Thomas German Reed, for a run of 72 performances. There were brief revivals in Manchester in 1874 and America in 1880. In 1894, it was revised into a new opera, The Chieftain, with a completely different second act.

The piece was the first of Sullivan's full-length operas that was produced. It was not a great success, with Burnand's libretto coming in for the most criticism, but its music exhibits many of the qualities and techniques that Sullivan would employ in composing his twenty further comic operas, including the famous series of fourteen Gilbert and Sullivan operas produced between 1871 and 1896.

Poster credit: Robert Jacob Hamerton; restored by Adam Cuerden

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December 19

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December 20

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December 21

The Raven

"The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. This illustration by Édouard Manet was drawn for a French publication, and depicts the narrator half asleep, poring over ancient books at midnight on a drear winter night. He hears a tapping sound, and on investigation, finds a raven at the window which flies into his room and perches on a bust of Pallas Athena. The narrator asks the bird a series of questions, to which the bird only replies, "Nevermore". Eventually, the narrator falls into despair and ends with his final admission that his soul is trapped beneath the raven's shadow and shall be lifted "Nevermore". Originally published in 1845, the poem was widely popular and made Poe famous, though it did not bring him much financial success. "The Raven" has influenced many modern works and is referenced throughout popular culture in films, television and music.

Illustration credit: Édouard Manet; restored Lise Broer

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December 24

Aida

Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni. Set in the Old Kingdom of Egypt, it was commissioned by Cairo's Khedivial Opera House and had its première there on 24 December 1871, 150 years ago today, in a performance conducted by Giovanni Bottesini.

This picture shows the set design for a performance of Aida at the Palais Garnier, Paris, in 1880.

Set design: Philippe Chaperon; Restoration: Adam Cuerden

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December 25

Jultomte

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Illustration credit: Jenny Nyström, restored by Adam Cuerden

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December 27

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December 28

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December 29

Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes

Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes

Painting credit: Antoine de Favray

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