Wiki Loves Monuments: Top pictures from Pakistan

October 11, 2016

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CALIFORNIA: This is the third time Pakistan is taking part is photography competition organised by US-based Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization which runs Wikipedia.

The organisation has shortlisted best pictures from Pakistan for competition ‘Wiki Loves Monuments’.

It is also supported by Unesco through its Unite4Heritage campaign, launched to create a global movement to safeguard heritage.

Also read: Wiki Loves Earth contest 2016: Top 10 photos in Pakistan round

Pakistan became the country with the seventh-largest number of submissions and participants, as 370 photographers participated and 11,000 photographs were submitted (70 per cent of them by Ibn-e-Azhar, an MBA graduate).

For the global 2016 edition, 10,500 contestants from 43 countries submitted 265,000 photos throughout the month of September.

The international winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 are yet to be announced, but the top 10 pictures to represent Pakistan as decided by Pakistan’s jury are below:

Noor Mahal in Bahawalpur.

Noor Mahal in Bahawalpur.

 

Tomb of Jahangir in Lahore.

Tomb of Jahangir in Lahore.

Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore.

Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore.

Faisal Mosque

Faisal Mosque Islamabad

 

Minar-i-Pakistan in Lahore.

Minar-i-Pakistan in Lahore.

 

Pakistan Monument in Islamabad.

Pakistan Monument in Islamabad.

 

Rohtas Fort in Jhelum.

Rohtas Fort in Jhelum.

 

Badshahi Mosque in Lahore.

Badshahi Mosque in Lahore.

Derawar Fort in Bahawalpur.

Derawar Fort in Bahawalpur.

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Tomb of Bibi Jawindi in Uch Sharif.