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were added or improved this year by our activities
Contributed by volunteers to our programmes
of Wikipedia articles featuring content released with our support
participated in our education programme at all levels
newly registered editors
as a result of our programme
were delivered or supported by Wikimedia, with the majority happening outside London in 2019–20