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Featured pictures are images from highly skilled photographers and illustrators that the Wikimedia Commons community has chosen as some of the highest quality on the site.

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There are currently 10,945 of such images in the Commons repository which is roughly 0.025% of the available images (43,818,096). All featured images are entered into our annual Picture of the Year competition.

Images may be considered for featured status by being listed at Commons:Featured picture candidates, where the community will reach a consensus. You can find all featured pictures in Category:Featured pictures on Wikimedia Commons.

Old candidates for Featured pictures are listed here. There are also chronological lists of featured pictures: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and current month.

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Picture of the day
NASA's Orion Spacecraft Parachutes Tested at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground.jpg
Engineers successfully tested the parachutes for NASA's Orion spacecraft at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona Wednesday, March 8, 2017. This was the second test in a series of eight that will certify Orion's parachutes for human spaceflight. The test, which dropped an Orion engineering model from a C-17 aircraft at 25,000 feet, simulated the descent astronauts might experience if they have to abort a mission after liftoff.  

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