Flickr tallies 5 billion photos

The Yahoo-owned photo site on Saturday hit its 5 billion photos milestone, company announces.

Flickr's five billionth photo.
Flickr's five billionth photo. yeoaaron

Flickr is now hosting more than 5 billion photos, the company announced on its blog yesterday.

According to the Yahoo-owned photo site, user "yeoaaron" uploaded the site's 5 billionth photo on Saturday. The image shows the Woodwards Collage in Vancouver, B.C.

Flickr says more than 3,000 images are uploaded to the site every minute. It reached 2 billion photos in 2007 . It hit the 3 billion mark a year later in 2008 .

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