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2012 Helsinki municipal elections II
Image by hugovk
The candidates of the nine most popular* parties in the 2012 Helsinki municipal elections, normalised and averaged.
* Popular here means with the most candidate photos online, or rather the most faces that were algorithmically detected.
Parties with the most faces shown first.
Total candidates: 1,064
Candidates with photos: 726
Detected faces: 658
Here are the men and women combined:
Yes, there really are 1,064 candidates to choose from. There are big boards around the city showing photos of the candidates alongside their numbers. Pick one!
Election day is Sunday 28th October and advanced voting began yesterday.
Beetle head on
Image by MuseumWales
Head on view of the beetle Chlorophorus varius.
Even small beetles can have frightening characteristics when viewed up close and head on! This specimen is only a few centimetres in body length.
Image: James Turner, Amgueddfa Cymru.
Discover more of these remarkable images on the Up Close With Nature online gallery on 'Rhagor', the collections based website from Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.
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Image by Lou FCD
Nothing fancy here, just science geeks getting their geek on at Science Online 2011. Follow the Twitter hashtag #scio11 for lots of fun.
(I'd also recommend #DSN and #DSNSUITE for those not too faint of heart.)
I did my best to eliminate unflattering and incriminating photos. Please don't ID anyone but yourself in these photos to protect the anonymity of the guilty.