Our Take on Your Take

Our picks of your pics

London burning

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The past week’s riots that began in London and spread through England generated headlines, discussions and some hard-hitting images. Photographer Sandy Danbury documented both the violence and the aftermath in this dramatic picture series.

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Backstage access

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Sometimes the real action happens behind the scenes, as this image from Daniel Churechawa shows. Daniel got access to backstage at the Miss Vietnam Czech Republic competition in Prague to capture the eliminated contestants’ disappointment.

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Destination: Remote Khinalug

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Your View contributor Abbas Atilay took us to the remote Khinulag village in Azerbaijan this week with his beautiful images of life in the isolated location.

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Citizen religion

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From Sri Lanka to Spain, this week’s selection of images submitted to Your View depict a wide range of religions. Buddhist Sri Lankans lit candles to mark Vesak Day to honor the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha, whereas penitents in Spain marked Holy Week with a procession.

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Cricket line-up turns violent

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Police officers beat angry cricket fans who were unhappy with the shortage of tickets and tried breaking police barricades set up to control fans who wanted to buy tickets for the India and England Group B cricket World Cup match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore February 24, 2011.    Your View/Abhishek N.Chinnappa

The cricket World Cup being played in the sub-continent has provided some dramatic matches but also its share of incidents. Your View contributor Abhishek N.Chinnappa was on the scene to capture this dramatic moment when fans lining up to buy tickets for a match were hit by police.

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All eyes on Egypt

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A protester waves an Egyptian flag during clashes with police at Ramsis Square in Cairo January 28, 2011.   Your View/Morten Christoffer Bjorndal

Since last Tuesday, the protests on the streets of Egyptian cities have dominated headlines and photo galleries. In addition to Reuters photographers covering the events as they unfold, Your View contributors have captured the tear gas, flag waving and injuries.

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In the shadow of Mount Merapi

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Workers clear trees that had fallen due to lava flows after Mount Merapi volcano erupted at Kuning River, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on November 5, 2010. Your View/Sigid Kurniawan

A cow killed by ash cloud heat from an eruption of Mount Merapi volcano is seen at Argomulyo village in Indonesia's Sleman district of the Indonesia Central Java province November 5, 2010. Your View/Sigid Kurniawan

Soldiers carry a body from Argomulyo village in Indonesia's Sleman district of Central Java province November 5, 2010. Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupted with renewed ferocity on Friday, killing another 54 people and blanketing the surrounding area with ash. Ten days of eruptions have now killed nearly 100 people and forced the evacuation of more than 75,000. Your View/Sigid Kurniawan

These three images from Indonesia of the devastation caused by Mount Merapi’s volcanic eruptions stand out in the way they capture the scale of the disaster and how it has affected the livelihood of people on the island.

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Firey protests across Europe

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A police car burns during protests in Barcelona, Spain, September 29, 2010.  Your View/Rodrigo Griffon

Anti-austerity protests swept through Europe this week and Your View contributor Rodrigo Griffon was on hand to capture a burning vehicle on the streets of Barcelona.

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Plight of the Roma

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Georgiana, a poor Roma child, lives in a makeshift shelter on the outskirts of Constanta, Romania, September 2010. Your View/George Calin

With controversy swirling around France’s crackdown on Roma migrants, this photo submission depicting a Roma girl from George Calin is particularly timely. The underexposure of the image gives it an almost old-fashioned grainy feel that adds to the dreary mood.

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When all that’s left is underwear…

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A model walks the runway during an underwear fashion show in Seoul September 9, 2010. Your View/ Kuk Kyung-won

The silhouetted figure in the foreground and square crop differentiate this image from an underwear fashion show in Seoul. The crop gets rid of distracting elements on the sides and focuses the attention on the male models.

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