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The WSO-UV optical and UV imagers will allow unprecedented detailed investigation of resolved stellar populations in the Milky Way, star clusters and nearby galaxies. On the leftt the Andromeda galaxy, as imaged in the optical from the ground, shows the old stellar population, while on the right the UV image of the same galaxy (from the small UV GALEX telescope) shows spiral arms, star forming regions, and exotic hot stellar objects (binaries, LXRS, pulsars). Moreover, WSO-UV optical and UV diffraction limited images will be used to derive proper motions in crowded environments: WSO-UV is complementary to GAIA in this respect.