Features and admins
Approved this week
No editors were granted admin status via the Requests for Adminship process this week.
Twelve articles were promoted to featured status this week: Tryon Creek (nom), Intimacy (Bloc Party album) (nom), Titania (moon) (nom), Ode on Indolence (nom), Ellis Wackett (nom), Interstate 70 in Colorado (nom), 4 Minutes (Madonna song) (nom), Marshalsea (nom), Rolls-Royce Merlin (nom), Drapier's Letters (nom), Bramall Hall (nom) and Sydney Riot of 1879 (nom).
Seventeen lists were promoted to featured status this week: List of emperors of the Song Dynasty (nom), List of districts of Sri Lanka (nom), List of Project Runway contestants (nom), George Michael discography (nom), List of Outer Hebrides (nom), List of Popotan soundtracks (nom), List of Celebrity Big Brother housemates (nom), List of Kansas City Royals managers (nom), Order of battle in the Atlantic campaign of 1806 (nom), List of US Open Men's Singles champions (nom), List of National Treasures of Japan (sculptures) (nom). List of Asu no Yoichi! episodes (nom), List of Tour de France general classification winners (nom), List of Bleach episodes (season 10) (nom), List of Minnesota North Stars head coaches (nom), List of songs in Guitar Hero 5 (nom) and Rumford Prize (nom).
Three topics were promoted to featured status this week: 1973 Atlantic hurricane season (nom), The World's Greatest Tag Team (nom) and Deuce 'n Domino (nom). Also, Tokyo Mew Mew (nom) was promoted last week and your writer missed it. Apologies.
No portals were promoted to featured status this week.
The following featured articles were displayed on the Main Page as Today's featured article this week: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Catherine de' Medici, Plymouth Colony, Ununoctium, Janet Jackson, The Time Traveler's Wife and Water fluoridation.
Former featured pages
Two articles were delisted this week: Arrested Development (TV series) (nom) and Sheffield (nom)
No lists were delisted this week.
No topics were delisted this week.
The following featured pictures were displayed on the Main Page as picture of the day this week: Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus), 1818 technical illustration of hot air balloon technology, NGC 1672, Two black soldier flies (Hermetia illucens) in the act of mating, A 1901 etching of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, James Gillray's 1807 caricature of the breakup of the Ministry of All the Talents and The California Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi).
Four featured sounds were promoted this week:
No featured pictures were demoted this week.
Ten pictures were promoted to featured status this week and are shown below.
Zhou Maoshu Appreciating Lotuses
La Giralda, bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville, as viewed from Plaza Virgen de los Reyes in Seville, Spain
The Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles novaehollandiae), commonly known as a "Plover"
Fort Mason, also known as San Francisco Port of Embarkation, US Army, in San Francisco, Califo
The Bell 212 Twin Huey (also known as the Twin Two-Twelve)
An L-410 Turboleta in flight, at the Góraszka International Airshow in Poland
British lithograph published March 1855, shows winter military housing under construction with supplies borne on soldiers' backs. A dead horse lies by the roadside partially buried in snow