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Flickr Adds Seven Languages

Photo-sharing website Flickr, owned by Yahoo Inc., announced earlier this week that it has gone international. Users can now choose between eight languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese.

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June 13, 2007 – Photo-sharing website Flickr, owned by Yahoo Inc., announced earlier this week that it has gone international. Users can now choose between eight languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese.

"This is one of our most requested features and one of our longest standing ambitions, so it is thrilling to see it actually happen," according to the Flickr blog. "We hope to better support our non-English speaking members in their languages, as well as their networks of friends and family in the future."

Users can easily change their language by clicking on one of the language links available at the bottom of each page. Flickr remembers the user’s selection for future visits.

According to Flickr’s blog, payment processing is now handled by Yahoo! Wallet, and new uploaders are available for Windows, with new Mac uploaders to be available soon.

The announcement that the site has gone global comes shortly after reports that the Chinese government has blocked Flickr. According to Reuters, photos of the Tiananmen Square massacre were posted on Flickr, causing the government to restrict access to the photo-sharing site. Yahoo says it's investigating the issue, according to the article.

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