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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.

Simply click on the name of a category on this page to see all the featured images for that subject. To reuse any images from Wikimedia Commons please see this guide.

There are currently 10,722 of such images in the Commons repository which is roughly 0.025% of the available images (42,744,394). 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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Biblioteca Central de la Universidad de Bucarest, Bucarest, Rumanía, 2016-05-29, DD 97-99 HDR.jpg
Frontal view of the Central University Library of Bucharest and Carol I statue, Bucharest, Romania. The Central University Library was founded in 1895, 31 years after the foundation of the University of Bucharest, as the Carol I Library of the University Foundation. The building, designed by French architect Paul Gottereau, was completed in 1893 and opened on 14 March 1895. The volume collection has grown steadily from 3,400 volumes in 1899 to over 2 million in 1970.  

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