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Regional report: CEE photos among the international winners in WLE and WLM[edit]

By Spiritia

December is traditionally the month when the international winners in the two most popular photo contests in the wiki world are announced. On 11 December, the international organizers of Wiki Loves Earth, Wikimedia Ukraine, announced the list of 15 finest photographs of protected nature around the world. CEE is well covered in the final selection with images from Russia (1st and 13th places), Ukraine (3rd, 8th and 9th places) and Greece (14th place).

The full winners gallery is available on Commons: Wiki Loves Earth 2017/Winners.

One photo from CEE was distinguished in the Top 15 selection of the other global photo contest, Wiki Loves Monuments. In a severe competition with winning national photos from 53 countries around the world, a photo of the fortification towers in the highland townlet (daba) Mestia in northwest Georgia, made it to the list of international winners. Despite its small size, the townlet was an important centre of Georgian culture for centuries and contains a number of medieval monuments, such as churches and forts, included in a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Again, the full gallery of winning photos is available on Commons: Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 winners.

Mestia towers in Georgia by Dmytro Balkhovitin