Wikipedia: Picture of the week / 2021


October 25, 2021

The Pictures of the Week archive from 2021 contains Pictures of the Week published on the Main Page. Except for technical edits, it is not permissible to change the content of this page and its subpages.


The southern facade of the Lány chateau, since 1921 the summer residence of Czechoslovak and Czech presidents


Sunrise over a meadow of rhododendrons in the Carpathian National Nature Park in the Ivano-Frankivsk region


Baikonur launch of Soyuz TMA-13 ​​to the International Space Station with members of Expedition 18 and space tourist Richard Garriott


James Hetfield performs with Metallica at the Corel Center in Ottawa during October 2004


Biker performing a wheelie maneuver


Photomicrograph of a cross section of a Heldreich pine (Pinus heldreichii) needle growing in the Balkans. Most of the content is mesophyll (red) with canals (white mesh); centrally is the endodermis (white) with a vascular bundle containing xylem (pink) and phloem (blue).


St. Wenceslas and St. Ludmila at Mass, a painting by František Tkadlík from 1837 in the collection of the National Gallery in Prague


ALMA radio telescopes in the Atakam Desert. In the sky is the center of the Milky Way with the constellations Scorpio (center), the Coal Sack Nebula (cloud top left), Mars (bottom left) and Saturn (top right center)


Venomous ringed squid (Hapalochlaena lunulata) off the island of Sulawesi


An Indian Muslim girl in the Thar Desert near Jaishalmer, Rajasthan


Statue of St. John of Nepomuk in Vitčice


Atomic mushroom after dropping the Fat Man bomb on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, pictured from the deck of the B-29 Superfortress


Water slalom skier Lukáš Rohan won the first medal for the Czech team at the 2020 Summer Olympics, when he finished second in the C1 category


At the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo's Shinjuku district, as part of Games XXXII. the Olympics hold both ceremonies, athletic competitions and the finals of the women's football tournament


The Royal Air Force's Boeing CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter carries a rigid inflatable boat with members of the Royal Marines over a bay in County Dorset.


Fruits of red currant (Ribes rubrum), shrubs from the honeysuckle family


Multiple exposures depicting the formation of a tornado in the plains of Kansas during May 2016


Cossack birch (Leccinum scabrum) from the mushroom family on the shores of Lake Saimaa


The beach of the Albanian Riviera on the Ionian Sea northwest of Himara


Jan Kopic chases Tom Flanagan in a match between the Northern Irish and Czech national football teams at Letná in October 2019


The ruins of the pre-Columbian Inca city of Machu Picchu, one of the seven new wonders of the world


Whooper Swan (Cygnus olor) in search of food in the English glacial Lake Windermere


The Château Frontenac in Quebec is located on a rock above the St. Lawrence River


Oil painting The Sleeping Gypsy (La Bohémienne endormie) by the French naive art painter Henri Rousseau from 1897 (Museum of Modern Art in New York)


Grand Prismatic Spring Thermal Spring in Yellowstone National Park


An iconic film of the Great Patriotic War Kombat by Max Alpert, which probably captured the politruk Alexei Yeremenko shortly before his death, as he commands the attack on the front of the Voroshilovgrad region with a TT-33 pistol to attack (1942)


Photomicrographs of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus virions (golden solar corona shape) in cell culture


Saffron flower (Crocus), a plant of the iris family


The historically first launch of the Space Shuttle program was made on April 12, 1981 by the Columbia space shuttle on the STS-1 mission 1

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