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This page displays all the images featured as "image of the week" on Vikidia:Main page during the year 2016.

Week 1
Eleven dogs pull a sled on a groomed trail; the snow shines in the sunlight; a person dressed warmly and wearing a numbered vest is standing on the sled.
In a sled dog racing, the person (the musher) conducts his sled dogs (here huskies) by means of voice commands addressed to the lead dogs.
Week 2
An ascending airplane viewed from the side, with two rows of windows above each other and the wheels deployed.
The Airbus A380, here taking off from Stuttgart in Germany, is currently the world's largest passenger airplane.
Week 3
Drawn with intense colours, a girl goes down the mountain among coniferous trees, holding her grandfather's hand.
Heidi is a novel written by Johanna Spyri "for children and those who love children". It is now part of the Swiss culture. This drawing is an illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Week 4
A vast complex of temples with some trees in front of them, a basin with aquatic plants, a group of Buddhist monks in the right lower corner of the picture.
Buddhist monks in front of the reflection pool at Angkor Wat, in Cambodia.
Week 5
People harvesting cereals, near water
A floating island on Lake Titicaca, in Peru
Week 6
A red and gold decoration representing the profile of monkeys (a mom and her baby), posted on the window of a restaurant.
Chinese New Year is celebrated with banquets, parades, decorations and fireworks. The Chinese "Year of the Monkey" starts on Monday 8 February 2016.
Week 7
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Week 8
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Week 9
Week 10
Very old books on shelves
The Encyclopædia Britannica (here the 3rd edition, dated 1797) is the oldest English language encyclopedia still being produced.
Week 11
Earth drawn to scale
Week 12
Week 13
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Week 14
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Week 15
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Week 16
Week 17
Close-up of a light blue flower with two layers of eight petals, each petal roughly a long rectangle ended with five little teeth.
A wild chicory flower.
Week 18
Four alp horn players on a grassland, with Swiss flags waving behind them and high mountains in the background
Alp horn players in Swiss mountains.
Week 19
A painted scene with several tens of people sitting around a long table, with a woman at a central place before a cloth hanging on the wall. Other people around distribute plates with soup, serve beverages, play bagpipes.
The Peasant Wedding, painted in 1567 by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
Week 20
A procession of people dancing steps in rows of five, on a place with spectators.
The dancing procession of Echternach, in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, takes place every year on Pentecost Tuesday.
Week 21
A wooden board with white and black stones
A traditional go game board set.
Week 22
Drawing of 20 symbols with their corresponding numbers. The zero is an horizontal oval containing 1 horizontal and 3 vertical curved traits. 1 to 4 are depicted with 1 to 4 points, 5 is a horizontal line, all the next ones combine points and lines.
Mayan numbers from 0 to 19.
Week 23
A multi-coloured arc emerges from fog above a frozen see. The picture is taken from an icebreaker, part of its bow and shadow being visible in the front left corner of the picture.
A fog bow, kind of rainbow appearing in fog, photographed from the Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 лет Победы (which translates as "50 Years of Victory") in the Arctic Ocean.
Week 24
An old multi-pages paper document with a red ribbon.  The first page is covered with fine hand-written text in English.
Signed 170 years ago on 15 June 1846, the Oregon Treaty established the western part of the frontier between the United States and the British North America, hence Canada today.
Week 25
A colourful underwater photograph of a variety of corals
Corals on the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Week 26
Photograph a large terrace nearly 4 meters thick supporting several columns of up to 20 meters high, some decorated near the top, and with several tens of tourists and a blue sky.
Ruins of the Apadana Palace in Persepolis (Iran).
Week 27
An aircraft breaking the sound barrier.
Week 28
The Eden Project is a major visitor attraction in Cornwall, England. It simulates diverse climates and environments, such as a rainforest and a Mediterranean environment.
Week 29
A big dish mounted on a short tower and open to the sky.
CSIRO's Parkes Observatory (New South Wales, Australia) features a 64 m radio telescope completed in 1961 and still in operation today. It played crucial roles during the Apollo missions, including the relay of television images broadcasted from Apollo 11 Moon landing on 20 July 1969.
Week 30
A barn owl (Tyto alba).
Week 31
The ancient theatre of Delphi.
Week 32
The La Trobe Reading Room in the State Library of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia).
Week 33
This athletics US team won women's 4x400m relay gold medal at the 2012 summer Olympics in London.
Week 34
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Week 35
Oil painting. A field with a standing man, a wall with some flowers joining a path coming from the right then turning left towards a house
Farmhouse in Provence (1988), by Vincent Van Gogh.
Week 36
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Week 37
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Week 38
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Week 39
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Week 40
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Week 41
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Week 42
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Week 43
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Week 44
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Week 45
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Week 46
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Week 47
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Week 48
Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova as the Dying Swan
Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova as the Dying Swan, inspired by the Carnival of the Animals by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns.
Week 49
Bordeaux vertical-lift bridge, september 2016
MS Nautica leaving the harbour of Bordeaux and sailing under its new vertical-lift bridge, on september the 25th.
Week 50
Close-up of the eyes of a small fly. Each eye looks like a ball composed of thousands of small units
The so-called "compound eyes" of a Robber Fly (Holcocephala fusca).
Week 51
A replica of François Pompon's polar bear in Dijon, Garden Darcy.
A statue of a polar bear in Darcy's garden in Dijon, after François Pompon's model.
Week 52
Porte Guillaume at the entrance of the preserved area in Dijon.
Christmas time under the triumphal Arch called « Porte Guillaume », Darcy Square, at the entrance of the protected area of the old city of Dijon.