For those who aren’t don’t keep up to date with photography contests, the winners of the Seventh Annual Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year Contest have just been announced, and the 12 finalists definitely do not disappoint. Above, we have a brilliant and massive CME that erupted on the sun on August 31, 2012. Continue reading for more.

Round 1 of voting began in mid-January with Round 2 commencing in early February. Eligible images consisted of all pictures selected and remaining as Featured pictures during 2012 (more than 750 pictures were Featured in 2012).

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