There’s something kind of heartwarming about the annual Wikipedia fundraiser, which came to a close Jan. 1.

Each year, the world’s fifth-most popular Web property asks its monthly 470 million users to pony up some money to keep the gears turning at Wikimedia’s San Francisco headquarters, and each year the world responds by sending donations in varying amounts, from $5 to $500,000.

This year the company raised more than $20 million. The money came from more than 1 million donors in almost every country in the world.

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