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Beautiful Pakistan — Top 10 pictures from Wiki Loves Earth competition

The Wikimedia Foundation organized the Wiki Loves Earth contest which is aimed at documenting all of the world’s natural heritage under the free licence of Creative Commons. Finding pictures that are royalty-free and ones that do not contain copyrights or watermarks can be hard. Hence, the ‘Wikipedia Loves Northern Pakistan’ was organised as part of the global ‘Wiki Loves Earth’, to rectify this issue, according to the Foundation.

The 2015 edition of the competition has drawn over a hundred thousand picture submissions as well as 8,500 contestants have taken part. From Pakistan, the number of contestants who participated numbered 1500 who submitted around 11,000 photographs. This made Pakistan the second largest country as far as contestants were concerned and the fourth largest country in the submissions category.

Below are the Top 10 photographs from Pakistan as selected by the Pakistan jury:


Hunza Valley. —Photo by Ghazi Ghulamraza
Baltoro Glacier, Baltistan. —Photo by Thsulemani
Dudipatsar Lake. —Photo by Hamza Niazi
Jabba Zomalu Lake, Swat. —Photo by K. Night. Visitant
Nanga Parbat. —Photo by Tahsin Anwar Ali
Nanga Parbat Rupal base camp. —Photo by Muhammad Ashar
Shangrila Resorts, Skardu. —Photo by Zaeem Siddiq
Shogran Valley. —Photo by Danial Yaqub
Rakaposhi Peak. —Photo by Rizwan Karim
Shounter Valley. —Photo by Zahid Genio
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