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We received a selection of Your View pictures from Iran’s presidential election this week. Here is a selection of the best.
An Iranian groom with his bride show their ink-marked finger after casting their ballots outside a polling station for the presidential elections in Tehran, Iran, June 12, 2009. Your View/Mohammad Javad Jahangir
Detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the most difficult people for journalists to photograph as access to the democracy icon is severely limited. Often the only way to see an image of Suu Kyi is on the posters and placards of demonstrators protesting her detention, or in the case above against fresh charges brought against her.
Your View contributor Nobert Allan garnered access to eleven suspected pirates as they were escorted from a French navy ship after docking in Mombasa. Being alert for news events and ensuring you are on location when they happen are essential skills for photographers.
Masks have become a visual indicator for fears over influenza A (H1N1), formerly referred to as swine flu. The photos above combine the use of masks with other elements, such as attending school, checking a mobile phone or the drama of a black and white image, to produce compelling images.
Your View contributor Mohammad Ashraful Huda captured this scene of a young girl lighting a cigarette for her father on a Bangladesh beach. With smoking restrictions being implemented around the world, this image goes against the trend.
Davide Elias is a regular contributor to Your View and in the following blog recounts his experience covering the devastating earthquake in L’Aquila.
Early on April 6, the town of L’Aquila, central Italy, was struck by a strong earthquake. My home town, Brescia, is about 600km (375 miles) from L’Aquila. I wanted to travel to the quake zone to take some pictures. I headed to the area the next evening, taking with me two cameras and two lenses (a 10-20 mm and a 70-200mm). I left my 400mm lens at home.