On this page press releases and articles in the media about Wiki Loves Monuments will be shown.
About Wikimedia Commons
During the contest, the pictures are posted on the Wikimedia Commons site. This is the online central database of images, videos, sounds and other media with a free license that are used on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Commons now has more than 10.5 million files and more than 25,000 volunteers contribute on a regular basis.
The images can be used on articles in Wikipedia. Since they are freely available, they can also be used by other persons and parties.
Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia of which the contents can be changed by everyone. The information may be copied and be spread freely. The English version of Wikipedia started on January 15, 2001. The website is maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia is currently available in more than 270 languages, has about 100,000 volunteers, who maintain more than 15 million articles, and gets more than 350 million unique visitors every month. The English Wikipedia has more than 3,700,000 articles, and this number is growing every day.
Wiki Loves Monuments
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