Wiki Loves Monuments 2016: Top 10 pictures from Pakistan

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‘Wiki Loves Monuments’, aimed at documenting the world’s cultural heritage under a free license, recently concluded after receiving an overwhelming response.

The competition has been taking place since 2010 and has been officially categorised as the biggest photography competition in the world by Guinness World Records.

Pakistan became a part of the competition for the first time in 2014.

The global 2016 edition has seen more than 10,500 contestants participating from 43 countries, with over 265,000 photo submissions throughout the month of September.

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).

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

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