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Did you know?

Did you know Wikimedia Commons is a multimedia repository which hosts over 22,000,000 multimedia files?

Wikimedia volunteer Brianna Laugher introduces Wikimedia Commons to you:

Welcome to Wikimedia Commons.

Founded just three years ago as a way to avoid uploading the same image to 200 different wikis, Wikimedia Commons began as a central media repository, making life more convenient for Wikimedia editors. Since then it has grown rapidly into a multilingual community of photographers, illustrators, scanners, audio editors, translators, organisers and annotators.

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