Wikipedia's Seven Days of Terror
Nine featured articles were promoted this week:
- Iraq War in Anbar Province (nom) by Palm dogg. Also known as the Al Anbar campaign, the Iraq War in the Iraqi province of Anbar lasted from 2003 to 2008, causing the deaths of almost 9,000 Iraqis and 1,335 Americans. Initially marked by urban warfare, later years of the campaign saw ambushes against American forces with improvised explosive devices. Both Iraqi insurgents and American soldiers committed human rights violations.
- Metropolitan Railway (nom) by Edgepedia. The Metropolitan Railway was a passenger and goods railway in London and the world's first underground railway. Opened in 1863 initially with a single line, the Metropolitan Railway was greatly expanded over the next 40 years. Electric traction was introduced in 1905, and in 1933 the Metropolitan Railway was amalgamated with several other underground railways.
- Pavle Đurišić (nom) by Peacemaker67 and PRODUCER. Đurišić (1909–1945) was an officer of the Royal Yugoslav Army who became a Montenegrin Serb Chetnik commander. He fought against Yugoslav Partisans and massacred Muslims in several countries. Captured by the Germans in 1943, the following year he began collaborating with the Nazis before being killed in an apparent trap.
- Otto Graham (nom) by Batard0. Graham (1921–2003) was an American football quarterback who played for the Cleveland Browns and is regarded as one of the most dominant players of his era despite starting his career in basketball. Upon retiring as a player in 1955 Graham became a coach, spending nearly thirty years in various capacities at the Coast Guard Academy.
- Learie Constantine (nom) by Brianboulton and Sarastro1. Constantine (1901–1971) was a cricketer, lawyer and politician who served as Trinidad's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. The first black peer (through life peerage), he was an advocate against racial discrimination and influential in passing the Race Relations Act. Having spent ten years as a cricketer, Constantine qualified as a barrister in 1954 and was active in both British and Trinidadian politics.
- Rodrigues Solitaire (nom) by FunkMonk. The Rodrigues Solitaire (Pezophaps solitaria) is an extinct, flightless bird closely related to the Dodo. The swan-sized bird demonstrated pronounced sexual dimorphism, grey and brown plumage, and highly territorial behaviour. First mentioned during the 17th century, within 200 years it was extinct owing to hunting and predation.
- "Give Peace a Chance" (Grey's Anatomy) (nom) by TRLIJC19 and Nikkimaria. "Give Peace a Chance" is a 2009 episode of the American television medical drama Grey's Anatomy which follows an operation on a hospital technician's "inoperable" tumor. The episode saw several actors in guest roles and was generally well received, garnering an NAACP Image Award for director Chandra Wilson.
- Albertus Soegijapranata (nom) by Crisco 1492. Soegijapranata (1896–1963) was the first native Indonesian to become a Roman Catholic bishop. He is remembered for his pro-nationalistic stance. Born a Muslim, Soegijapranta converted while at a Jesuit school and became a priest, becoming Apostolic Vicar of Semarang in 1940. During the Japanese occupation and national revolution he helped keep the peace; after the war he continued to serve as an advisor.
- Louis Riel (comics) (nom) by Curly Turkey. Louis Riel is a 2003 historical biography in comics by Canadian cartoonist Chester Brown which deals with the titular figure's antagonistic relationship with the newly established government. The work includes a full scholarly apparatus and was researched over more than two years. Done in a minimalist art style, the comics were originally published in a serial format despite Brown's protests.
Four featured lists were promoted this week:
- List of songs recorded by Faith No More (nom) by Grapple X. San Francisco-based band Faith No More has recorded approximately 100 songs over the course of their thirty-year existence; all songs so far released were recorded in the band's first twenty years.
- The Simpsons discography (nom) by Theleftorium. The American animated television sitcom The Simpsons has been popular enough to have several soundtrack albums and singles of material from the show released. The most popular as of 2012 is The Simpsons Sing the Blues, which achieved double platinum.
- List of international cricket centuries by Steve Waugh (nom) by Vensatry. The Australian cricketer Steve Waugh scored 35 centuries in his 19 years in international competition, scoring his first in 1989 against England. His only double century was against the West Indies in 1995.
- List of Delhi Daredevils cricketers (nom), written by Vibhijain and nominated by Strike Eagle. The Indian franchise cricket team Delhi Daredevils has had a cumulative total of 55 individual players since being established in 2008. Virender Sehwag has represented the team in more matches than any other player, while Amit Mishra is the leading wicket-taker.
Five featured pictures were promoted this week:
- Line Integral of Scalar Field (nom; related article) by Kieff. A line integral is an integral where the function to be integrated is evaluated along a curve, calculated as the sum of values of the field at all points on the curve, weighted by some scalar function.
- Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror (nom; related article), created by NASA and nominated by Pine. The recent landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars was a complicated feat of engineering. The final seven minutes of Curiosity's descent—the most hazardous in the mission up to that point—were called "the seven minutes of terror".
- Matsumoto Castle (nom; related article), created by 663highland and nominated by Tomer T. Matsumoto Castle is a historic castle in Matsumoto, Japan, built in the 16th century. Owing to its black colour, it is sometimes known as the Crow Castle.
- Pterophorus pentadactyla (nom; related article), created by Archaeodontosaurus and nominated by Tomer T. The White Plume Moth (Pterophorus pentadactyla) is found in Europe between June and August.
- Jebel Akhdar (nom; related article), created by Philipp Weigell and nominated by Tomer T. Jebel Akhdar ("The Green Mountain") is part of the Al Hajar Mountains in Oman; the area's highest point is Jabal Shams, at around 3,000 metres (9,800 feet).