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If searching has not answered your question (for example, questions like "Which country has the world's largest fishing fleet?"), try the Reference Desk. Volunteers there will attempt to answer your questions on any topic, or point you towards the information you need.
For your convenience, answers have been recorded for the most frequently asked questions.
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Vector graphics are preferred to raster graphics for drawings, because they can be scaled as needed without losing information, and because they can be more easily edited. Please remember to follow our guidelines and policies when uploading images.