The Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year is a competition that was first held in 2006. It aims to identify the best freely licensed images from those that during the year have been awarded Featured picture status. Featured picture status means that these images were chosen by the community as some of the finest on Commons.
Here are the pictures that became winners of the 10th annual photo competition on Commons.
The village looks nice from the outside and seems to be ok but appearances may be deceptive. After team Australia moved into their living quarters, they were faced with electricity, gas and plumbing problems and the overall cleanness was unsatisfactory. This caused them to move out and look for the hotels to stay at. There was a fire in the Dutch building and only 12 of the 31 buildings have passed safety inspections. And it is less than two weeks before the opening ceremony on August 5. Rio’s officials promised to do the necessary improvements before the games start.
Let’s take a tour of the village and see what it looks like now.
Blaire Haney from Connecticut who is now 23, hit almost 140 kg (308lbs) by the time she was 19. She said she often kept eating until she “passed out.” For her 4 burgers and a large portion of fries were just a snack she would take every day. She also confessed that at the peak of her unhealthy food obsession she heard voices in her head telling her to “go to McDonalds.”
Graham is a product of a joint work of a sculptor, a trauma surgeon, and a road safety engineer, who designed him as a part of a new Australian road safety campaign. The three worked together to create a projection of the kind of body that humans would need to have in order to withstand a car crash. This is what they have come up with.