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An Iñupiat family seen in a 1929 photo by noted ethnologist and photographer Edward S. Curtis. The photo is a new featured picture.
Nine featured articles were promoted this week:
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (nom) by Futuretrillionaire. Released in 2006, Oblivion is the fourth main entry in The Elder Scrolls video game series developed and published by Bethesda Softworks. Critically acclaimed, the game focuses on the main character's quest to defeat a daedrian group trying to destroy the world of Nirn by opening a series of portals to the underworld realm of Oblivion.
- Réunion Ibis (nom) by FunkMonk. An extinct species of ibis that was endemic to the volcanic island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. The first Réunion ibis sub-fossil remains were found in 1974, and the animal was first scientifically described in 1987.
- Big Two-Hearted River (nom) by Truthkeeper88 and Ceoil. A two-part short story written by American author Ernest Hemingway and published in the 1925 Boni & Liveright edition of In Our Time, the first American volume of Hemingway's short stories. It features a single protagonist, Nick Adams, and it explores the destructive qualities of war. It is one of Hemingway's earliest to employ his iceberg theory of writing.
- Sesame Street research (nom) by Figureskatingfan. When creating the Sesame Street show, its producers used research and over 1,000 studies and experiments to craft and test its impact on its young viewers' learning. The result of this strategy was named “The CTW model”.
- Omayra Sánchez (nom) by Ceranthor. Sánchez (1972–1985) was a Colombian 13-year-old girl who died in the city of Armero due to the eruption of Nevado del Ruiz, which occurred in 1985. Omayra became internationally famous through a photograph of her taken shortly before her death by photojournalist Frank Fournier, which caused some controversy.
- Russian battleship Rostislav (nom) by Sturmvogel 66. Built by the Nikolaev Admiralty Shipyard in the 1890s for the Black Sea Fleet of the Imperial Russian Navy, Rostislav was a pre-dreadnought battleship conceived as a small, inexpensive coastal defence ship, but later designed as a compact, seagoing battleship.
- Flying Eagle cent (nom) by Wehwalt, a one-cent piece struck by the United States Bureau of the Mint as a pattern coin in 1856, and for circulation in 1857 and 1858. It was designed by Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre, and was issued in exchange for the worn Spanish colonial silver coin that had circulated in the U.S. until then, as well as for its larger predecessor.
- Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars (nom) by Khanassassin. A 1996 point-and-click adventure game developed by Revolution Software, it was also called Circle of Blood when it was sold in the United States. It takes place in both real and fictional locations throughout Europe where the main character, George Stobbart, attempts to unravel a conspiracy.
- Arthur W. Radford (nom) by Ed!. Radford (1896–1973) was a United States Navy admiral and naval aviator. First serving aboard the USS South Carolina during World War I, he was the architect of the development and expansion of the Navy's aviator training programs in the first years of the World War II. Radford was a central figure in the post-war debates on U.S. military policy.
A photo of the Russian battleship Rostislav
, from the new featured article.
Seven featured lists were promoted this week:
- List of international cricket centuries by Gary Kirsten (nom) by ChrisTheDude with Vensatry. Gary Kirsten, a left-handed batsman from South Africa, participated in 101 Test matches and 185 One Day Internationals.
- List of women's Test cricketers who have taken five wickets on debut (nom) by Harrias. Over 130 Tests of women's cricket have been completed since 1934. Thirteen women achieved five-wicket hauls during their debut in women's Tests.
- List of songs recorded by Cheryl Cole (nom) by Calvin999. British singer and former member of girl group Girls Aloud Cheryl Cole has released three studio albums, collaborating with a wide array of writers and producers from around the world.
- Bernard Lee on stage and screen (nom) by SchroCat. Bernard Lee (1908 – 1981) was an English actor who performed in many light entertainment media. His career spanned from 1934 to 1981, and he is perhaps best known for playing M in the first eleven Eon-produced James Bond films. Lee appeared in more than 100 films.
- List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Chaminda Vaas (nom) by Chamal N. Chaminda Vaas is a former cricketer for Sri Lanka. He is currently the fast bowling coach for the team. He achieved 16 five-wicket hauls.
- Oregon Symphony discography (nom) by Another Believer. The Portland-based Oregon Symphony was founded in 1896 and stands as the sixth-oldest in the United States. As of 2012, the orchestra has released 18 studio albums and a compilation album.
- List of camouflage methods (nom) by Chiswick Chap. Several camouflage methods exist, employed by terrestrial, aerial, and aquatic animals, and in military usage. Camouflage involves deception, whether by looking like the background or by resembling something else, which may be plainly visible to observers.
An Indian elephant bull in musth, seen in the new featured picture.
Eleven featured pictures were promoted this week:
- Elephas maximus (nom) created by Yathin sk and nominated by Yathin sk. The Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus) is a subspecies of the Asian elephant. The bull elephant shown in this photo is in musth. The photo was taken in Bandipur National Park, in the Indian state of Karnataka.
- Black pepper (nom) created by Kallidaimaniac and nominated by Kallidaimaniac. The fruit of the black pepper (Piper nigrum) vine is often dried and used for seasoning. This photo shows unripe drupes of black pepper in Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
- Steenbok (nom) created by Yathin sk and nominated by Tomer T. A steenbok is a common variety of antelope in southern and eastern Africa. This photo was taken in Etosha National Park in Namibia.
- Inupiat Family (nom) created by Edward S. Curtis, restored and and nominated by Keraunoscopia. The Iñupiat are an Eskimo people who live in what is now the United States state of Alaska. This photo of an Iñupiat family was taken in 1929. The New York Times obituary of photographer Edward S. Curtis called him an “internationally known authority on the history of the North American Indian” who “devoted his life to compiling Indian history.” The restored photo is based on a digitized film negative at the United States Library of Congress.
- Sapho (nom) created by Jean de Paleologu, and restored and nominated by Adam Cuerden. Sapho is a five act pièce lyrique that was first performed on 27 November 1897. Sapho is based on a novel of the same name by Alphonse Daudet. The music for the opera was composed by Jules Massenet, and the libretto was written by Henri Cain and Arthur Bernède.
- Carina Nebula panorama (nom) created by ESO/T. Preibisch and nominated by Pine. The Carina Nebula is also known as the Great Nebula in Carina or the Eta Carina Nebula. It includes two of the brightest stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, HD 93129A and Eta Carinae. The Carina Nebula lies approximately 6,500 to 10,000 light-years from Earth. The European Southern Observatory reports that this photo was “taken in infrared light using the HAWK-I camera on ESO's Very Large Telescope” in the nation of Chile.
- White-tailed Eagle (nom) created by Yathin sk and nominated by Pine. This photo was taken in Svolvær, Norway. The white-tailed eagle is a large Eurasian predator that is a close relative of the North American bald eagle. Its wingspan can reach up to 2.45 meters (8 feet).
- Grammodes geometrica (nom) created by Muhammad Mahdi Karim and nominated by Muhammad Mahdi Karim. Grammodes geometrica is a moth in the Noctuidae family. This photo was taken in Bangalore, India.
- $5 U.S. Banknote (nom) created by the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing and nominated by Godot13. This is a photo of the first modern-era $5 United States banknote. This photo was taken at the Smithsonian Institution.
- Markham tract housing (nom) created by IDuke and nominated by Nyttend. Tract housing developments involve many similar houses being built on a subdivided plot of land. This photo is of a housing development near Markham, Ontario, Canada.
- New City Hall Hanover (nom) created by Der Wolf im Wald and nominated by Elekhh. The New City Hall of Hanover, Germany, was built between 1901 and 1913. The architects were Hermann Eggert and Gustav Halmhuber. Emperor Wilhelm II opened the building. The dome of the building is nearly 100 meters (330 ft) high. The building's elevator is unique in Europe, having a parabolic course to the top of the dome. Over 90,000 people visited the building in 2005.
The new featured picture of the Carina Nebula.
One featured topic was promoted this week:
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (nom) nominated by Nergaal and with Geuiwogbil as the main contributor, achieved featured topic status with three featured articles and two good articles. The topic was promoted after the article The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion became featured (see above).
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