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Crowd Sourced Encyclopedias
The popular and free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. The information you find here might not be accurate.
Wikivoyage is a multilingual, crowd sourced worldwide travel guide. Images and texts are free to use under Creative Commons license. It might contain inaccuracies.
This encyclopedia features concise entries providing essential information on a range of subjects.
It includes over 775 maps, with locator, physical and political maps for each country, over 120 island maps, state maps for North America, Canada, and Mexico, and more than 100 city maps.
A quick reference guide to national flags
Official Government Websites (Examples)
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Google Advanced Image Search
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A collection of 42,221,002 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.
Pexels offers free stock photos that you can use for personal and commercial projects.
500px allows users to use Creative Commons licenses.
Flickr: Creative Commons
Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.
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