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This page displays all the images featured as "image of the week" on Vikidia:Main page during the year 2015.

Week 1
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Week 2
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Week 3
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Week 4
A spider (Argiope trifasciata)
Week 5
A spider (Argiope trifasciata)
Week 6
Sunrise in Viru bog, Estonia.
Week 7
Idea leuconoe
Week 8
A tower in Toronto
Week 9
A fly.
Week 10
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An aurora in the region Lapland in the north of Sweden.
Week 11
The Dent de Man: a volcanic plug near the city of Man, in Côte d'Ivoire.
Week 12
The boat lift of Strépy-Thieu, in Belgium, is currently the tallest one in the world.
Week 13
Week 14
The space shuttle Discovery at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, in 2006
Week 15
The Encyclopædia Britannica (here the 3rd edition, dated 1797) is the oldest English-language encyclopedia still being produced.
Week 16
Last Supper, a painting by Peter Paul Rubens, depicts the origin of the sacrament Eucharist which Christians commemorate on Maundy Thursday.
Week 17
Mount Hood, located in Oregon, United States, is one of the volcanos part of the Cascade Range.
Week 18
Patio of the Lions in Granada at the Alhambra.
Week 19
In the thirteenth century, a Mongolian sovereign named Kublai Khan conquered China, where he then founded the Yuan dynasty. Marco Polo served him for two decades.
Week 20
The mayflower, also known as trailing arbutus, is an emblem of both Nova Scotia, in Canada, and Massachusetts, in the United States of America.
Week 21
The Presidential Palace in Warsaw is the official seat of the President of Poland. The second round of the Polish presidential election will be held 24 May 2015.
Week 22
Fortifications in Valletta, the capital city of Malta.
Week 23
Mushrooms are the fruiting parts of some fungi. Many of them bear lamellae (also known as gills), which they use to disperse their spores.
Week 24
Hoodoos in the Cappadocia region, Turkey. Also known as Fairy Chimneys, such geologic structures consist of tall columns of eroded soft rocks capped with less eroded harder rocks.
Week 25
The Pascaline is an early calculator invented and built in the 17th century by Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, philosopher and writer.
Week 26
Most carrots are orange due to the presence of β-carotene. An enzyme in the intestine of the human body can convert this pigment into vitamin A, a substance important for our development, our immune system and our vision.
Week 27
A left-handed woman plays tennis on a green court with public in the background. Her racquet is about to hit the ball in a forehand.
A major world-class tennis event, the 2015 Wimbledon Championships takes place from 29 June to 12 July. The Czech player Petra Kvitová won in singles in 2011 and 2014.
Week 28
A herd of African elephants in the savanna (Serengeti National Park, Tanzania).
Week 29
“Breakfast under the big birch tree” by Swedish painter Carl Larsson, 1896.
Week 30
The Hohenzollern Castle is a castle about 50 km south of Stuttgart, Germany. It is considered the ancestral seat of the Hohenzollern family, which emerged in the Middle Ages and eventually became German Emperors.
Week 31
Edelweiss is a mountain flower, protected in several countries.
Week 32
Two thatch covered houses, a big canoe with a long wooden float attached parallel to it, palm trees in the background.
Traditional houses and outrigger canoe at the end of the 19th century on the Nauru island in the Pacific Ocean.
Week 33
An 18th century Persian astrolabe.
Week 34
Six busy people standing in the middle of millions of cranberries floating on a delimited area on water.
Harvesting cranberries in New Jersey.
Week 35
The BMW Tower and museum in Munich, Germany.
Week 36
Close-up photograph of a Yellow-winged Darter from the side. It stands heading left, its thin body is horizontal.
A male yellow-winged darter, a dragonfly that can be found in Europe and China.
Week 37
Bridge made of stone and bricks, with 2 arches and a pillar in the center of the river.
The Fabricius' Bridge (Pons Fabricius) spans part of the Tiber river in Rome. Built by the Romans in 62 BC, it is still used today.
Week 38
Three ballerinas dressed in white, dancing in a stage setting featuring giant snowflakes.
Dancers performing in The Nutcracker ballet.
Week 39
Elvis Presley in a photo from the movie Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley in a promotional photo for the movie, Jailhouse Rock
Week 40
Corned beef and cabbage is a popular dish for St. Patrick's Day in the United States
Corned Beef and cabbage is a popular dish served on St. Patrick's Day in the United States
Week 41
Bengal tigress at the Jim Corbett National Park
Week 42
Week 43
Mechanical Valentine from the 1920s of a boy sitting on a rocking horse
Mechanical Valentine from the 1920s. When a tab is pulled, the rocking horse and the boy teeter to and fro.
Week 44
Week 45
Satellite photo of Lake Tanganyika in Africa, 1985
Satellite photo of Lake Tanganyika in Africa, 1985
Week 46
A postage stamp of the Soviet Union honouring the first orbital flight of its Buran spacecraft on 15 November 1988.
Week 47
The Puerta del Sol of Madrid, the statue of King Charles III and a Christmas tree
Week 48
Photograph showing three side views of an elongated snail shell side by side, and below two round-shaped views of the same shell, one from the top and one from the bottom.
The Papal mitre (Mitra papalis) is a species of sea snail.
Week 49
Green cedar trees on a snow-covered mountain
The "Cedars of God" is a remain of the big cedar forests that used to cover the Mount Lebanon some thousands of years ago.
Week 50
Black-and-white picture of three pigeons standing outside their home, each equipped with a different model of camera.
During the first half of the 20th century, pigeons equipped with cameras were used to take aerial photographs. However, the technique wasn't used for long, due to the rapid development of aviation at about the same time.
Week 51
A house-shaped wooden shelf subdivided in compartments, with one decorated package in each compartment
Twenty-four small presents... It's Advent time, Christmas is nearly there.
Week 52
Massive church in Gothic style with three square towers
The cathedral of Canterbury, in England, hosts the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Anglican Communion. First built in 597, it was rebuilt in the 11th, 12th and 14th centuries. The present architecture is in Gothic style.
Week 53
A dusty old Volkswagen car with racing stripes and number 53
There is a week 53 in the year 2015! "53" was also the racing number of "Herbie", a mythic Volkswagen car in "The Love Bug", a 1968 Disney film.