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Eighteen articles were promoted to featured status last week: Beijing opera (nom), Waisale Serevi (nom), 2012 Summer Olympics bids (nom), Asser (nom), Jerusalem (nom), Martin Brodeur (nom), Pluto (nom), Climate of India (nom), Fritz the Cat (film) (nom), Atheism (nom), Francium (nom), Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (nom), Rashtrakuta Dynasty (nom), Joseph Francis Shea (nom), Gillingham F.C. (nom), Norwich City F.C. (nom), History of biology (nom), and Winter service vehicle (nom).
Six lists were promoted to featured status last week: Cleveland Browns seasons (nom), List of parishes in Louisiana (nom), List of The Batman episodes (nom), List of Institute Professors (nom), List of New Jersey birds (nom), List of Cleveland Browns first-round draft picks (nom), and List of Central Coast Mariners FC players (nom). List of The Batman episodes was the 250th featured list (see related story).
The following featured articles were displayed last week on the Main Page as Today's featured article: Hurricane Edith, Maserati MC12, Michael Woodruff, Some Thoughts Concerning Education, Adam Gilchrist, Arctic Tern, and Military brat (U.S. subculture).
The following featured pictures were displayed last week on the Main Page as picture of the day: Crystal Mountains, Black-bellied Whistling Duck, English Walnut, First Photograph of a Person, Great Red Spot, Whaling in the Faroe Islands, and Dust Storm.
Six pictures were promoted to featured status last week: