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STUNNING: Wiki's Pictures of the Year

Last updated on: July 9, 2012 18:56 IST

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Wikimedia Commons, the most popular website for sharing and using photographs, has compiled the best pictures of 2011.

In the first part of this photo series, rediff.com presents some of the most popular photographs from Wikimedia Commons.

Also See: Wiki's Pictures of the Year-Part II

A view of the lake Bondhus in Norway. In the background, a view of the Bondhus Glacier as a part of the Folgefonna Glacier. 

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Photographs: Heinrich Pniok/Wikimedia Commons

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Self portrait of Tracy Caldwell Dyson in the Cupola module of the International Space Station observing the Earth below during Expedition 24.

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Photographs: Tracy Caldwell Dyson/NASA/Wikimedia Commons

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Cueva de los Verdes, Canary Islands, Spain. Reflection on water.

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Photographs: Luc Viatour/Wikimedia Commons

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Marsh Wren, Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, Quebec, Canada

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Photographs: Simon Pierre Barrette/Wikimedia Commons

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Portrait of the common wasp is depicting the characteristic head markings.

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Photographs: Tim Evison/Wikimedia Commons
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Grandidier's Baobab, picture taken near Morondava, Madagascar.

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Photographs: Bernard Gagnon/Wikimedia Commons

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A SNCF TGV Duplex trainset is crossing the Cize - Bolozon viaduct over the Ain river. The viaduct is part of the Haut-Bugey line, which was reopened in December 2010 for services between Geneva and Paris.

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Photographs: David Gubler/Wikimedia Commons

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CargoNet Di 12 'Euro 4000' (plowing through snow drifts at about 100 km/h. The train is an intermodal freight train from Bodo towards Trondheim. The picture was taken on the Saltfjellet between Lonsdal and Bolna, Norway.

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Photographs: David Gubler/Wikimedia Commons

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Red deer in Freyr forest, near Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium.

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Photographs: Luc Viatour/Wikimedia Commons

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Vicuna, one of the two wild South American camelids. In the background, the point on the Earth's surface that is farthest from the Earth's center, Chimborazo volcano -- Ecuador.

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Photographs: David Torres Costales/Wikimedia Commons
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Si-o-se Pol, also called the Allah-Verdi Khan Bridge, in Isfahan, Iran. It is ranked as being one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design.

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Photographs: Reza Haji-Pour/Wikimedia Commons

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Saint Petersburg Mosque, Maiolica of portal, in the form of Muqarnas.

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Photographs: Wikimedia Commons

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Castle Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, Germany.

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Photographs: Wladyslaw/Wikimedia Commons

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