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This edition covers content promoted between 7 and 13 October 2012
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Five featured articles were promoted this week:
- "We Can Do It!" (nom) by Binksternet. "We Can Do It!", an American propaganda poster from the Second World War, was produced by J. Howard Miller in 1943 to boost worker morale; it was shown for only a month, in several Washington-area factories. Although rarely seen during the war, after the poster was rediscovered in the 1980s, it was seen as a feminist icon and became widespread in popular culture, although its origins are frequently misunderstood.
- USS Lexington (CV-2) (nom) by Sturmvogel 66. Lexington was a ship built for the United States Navy that, although ordered in 1916 as a battlecruiser, was converted to an aircraft carrier and launched in 1928. After years running training and humanitarian exercises, during the Second World War Lexington participated in several battles in the Pacific theatre before being scuttled in the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942.
- Boulonnais horse (nom) by Dana boomer. The Boulonnais is a heavy draft horse breed known for its large but elegant appearance. The breed's origins trace to a period before the Crusades, although the current breed features Spanish Barb, Arabian and Andalusian blood. During the 19th century Boulonnais saw popularity in the US and France, but populations declined during the World Wars. Today the breed is making a come-back as a common source of horse meat.
- OK Computer (nom) by Brandt Luke Zorn. OK Computer is the third studio album by the English alternative rock band Radiohead. Their first self-produced album, OK Computer and its highly experimental music was recorded in the St. Catherine's Court mansion. Before its release in 1997 the album was deemed "uncommercial", but it eventually sold more than 4.5 million copies, charting in several countries. It has been called one of the best albums of all time.
- "The Truth" (The X-Files) (nom) by Gen. Quon. "The Truth" is the two-part 2002 series finale of the American series The X-Files. The episode follows several FBI agents uncovering a conspiracy including genetically engineered supersoldiers. The most watched installment of its season, "The Truth" received mixed reviews, with several citing the episode's lack of closure.
Ten featured lists were promoted this week:
- List of awards and nominations received by Ricardo Arjona (nom) by Hahc21. Arjona, a Guatemalan singer-songwriter, has sold more than 20 million albums and nominated for 64 awards, winning 14.
- List of international cricket centuries by Javed Miandad (nom) by Sahara4u. The Pakistani cricket player Javed Miandad took a total of 31 five-wicket hauls during his 21-year career, 23 in Test cricket and 8 in One-Day Internationals.
- Foot in Mouth Award (nom) by Harrias. The Foot in Mouth Award, established in 1993, is presented by the Plain English Campaign for "a baffling comment by a public figure" since 1993. Past recipients include models, politicians, and marketing professionals.
- List of awards and nominations received by Selena (nom) by AJona1992. The American Tejano pop singer-songwriter Selena was nominated for 78 awards, with 64 wins. This includes a Grammy and several Billboard Latin Music Awards.
- List of colleges and universities in Iowa (nom) by Ruby2010. Sixty colleges and universities in the U.S. state of Iowa are listed under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education; fourteen further institutions are defunct. The oldest is Loras College, while the largest is Ashford University.
- Andre Norton Award (nom) by PresN. The Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy is an annual award presented to the author of the best young adult science fiction or fantasy book published in the US in the preceding year. It has been awarded annually since being established in 2004.
- David Lynch filmography (nom) by Grapple X. Lynch, an American filmmaker, has an oeuvre including short and feature-length films, music videos, documentaries and television episodes. His first feature length film was Eraserhead (1977).
- Nature reserves in the North Norfolk Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest (nom) by Jimfbleak. The North Norfolk Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest, a protected area, has an area of 7,700 ha (19,027 acres). It includes 10 reserves, covering 78 percent of its area.
- List of Indian Premier League umpires (nom) by Vibhijain. The Indian Premier League, a professional league for Twenty20 cricket, has seen 36 umpires serve over five seasons. Billy Doctrove has officiated the most matches.
- List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Richard Hadlee (nom) by Sahara4u. Hadlee, a New Zealand cricketer, took 41 five-wicket hauls during his seventeen-year career in international cricket. He took 36 hauls in Tests and five in One Day Internationals.
Four featured pictures were promoted this week:
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