Gas masks from a street vendor are pictured near to the former Berlin Wall border checkpoint, Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, November 2, 2009. REUTERS/Tobias SchwarzHeart shaped balloons fly next to an installation by artist Nathan Coley in the grounds of the Dean Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland November 2, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir A member of a fumigation brigade sprays a home in Havana November 2, 2009. Cuba conducts regular fumigation inside homes to check the spread of dengue, a mosquito-transmitted virus that causes a fever which can be deadly. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan A woman wades deep into a river bank to collect mud to pan for gold at a river bank in Pidie district in Indonesia’s Aceh province November 2, 2009. REUTERS/Tarmizy Harva
People watch as an acrobat practices flips at Yoff beach in Senegal’s capital Dakar, Novermber 1, 2009. REUTERS/ Finbarr O’Reilly Surfer Raph Bruhwiler carries the Olympic Torch while coming ashore along Pacific Rim National Park just outside Tofino, British Columbia November 1, 2009. REUTERS/Andy ClarkAn Afghan girl and her mother sit in a minibus in Herat November 1, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl Maoist supporters and activists take part in a torch rally in Kathmandu November 1, 2009. Nepal’s Maoist former rebels have re-launched their nationwide protests to topple the government over the army chief sacking issue. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar
Your View contributor Stuart Clyne captured a dramatic action photo taken during a festival in Phuket, Thailand.Clyne used a wide-angle focal length to take this picture, which meant he had to get close to his subjects. The paper wadding from exploding firecrackers and the hands covering the faces of the parade participants make it feel as if you the viewer are right in the action.As the famous photojournalist Robert Capa once said, “If your picture isn’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”View this week’s Your View showcase here.
President Barack Obama’s personal aide Reggie Love peeks out through the curtain as he waits for Obama to deliver remarks at a committee dinner in Miami, Florida, October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Jim YoungA U.S. Marine of the 8th Regiment Second Battalion takes up position after they came under fire from Taliban insurgents while patrolling in the Mian Poshtay area in Helmand province, October 20, 2009. REUTERS/Asmaa WaguihA boy cries as he recuperates after surgery at a hospital in Manila’s Makati financial district October 26, 2009. Operation Smile aim to provide free surgery for about a hundred children inflicted with cleft lips, cleft palates, and other facial deformities. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo A resident of south Florida holds a sign protesting healthcare reforms during a visit by President Barack Obama to Miami, Florida, October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria A man, fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, carries handouts outside a distribution point for internally displaced persons at Dera Sports Stadium in Dera Ismail Khan, located in Pakistan’s restive North West Frontier Province, October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Akhtar SoomroClick here for the full Editor’s choice slideshow and click here for further showcases of Reuters photography.