Our Take on Your Take

Our picks of your pics

Peppered protester

You Witness pepper spray

You Witness contributor Kathy de Foe captures the anguish of this protester after she is hit with pepper spray outside the Republican National Convention.

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Eyes on eyes

You Witness eyesLouise Miller provided You Witness with a fun environmental portrait this week, capturing two well-dressed revelers at the annual Bloom Festival in Seven Springs, Gloucestershire.View this week’s You Witness slideshow here.

The complexities of war


You witness Iraq

You Witness contributor U.S. Air Force Sgt. Cohen A. Young captured this light moment between a soldier and a young Iraqi boy amidst a damaged neighborhood in Sadr City, Baghdad in a photo illustrating the complexities of the war in Iraq.

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Blood, sweat but no tears

You Witness boxing

You Witness contributor Kamariduan Mohd Nor brings us face to face with a Muay Thai fighter in this dramatic portrait taken during an international competition in Malaysia.

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The naked truth

Spencer Tunick

Christian Montes managed to tastefully make an image of the naked volunteers at a Spencer Tunick photo shoot. Whether it’s through a crop or framed in camera this way, this image gets Christian the lead spot in this week’s You Witness slideshow.

Fan favorite



You Witness contributor Davide Elias got in the face of this fan at the Euro 2008 to capture a strong portrait illustrating his passion for the game and the Dutch team.

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Man of the moment


You Witness contributer Joseph Henry catches up with the man of the moment, newsmaker of the week Barack Obama, on the very night Obama clinched the Democratic nomination. Fantastic work Joseph.

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Face to face with a survivor



Bauhaus Wang brings a human face to the devastation caused by the quake in China through his portrait of a survivor.

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A win-win situation



By managing to be surrounded by Manchester United fans after their dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Chelsea in the Champions League final, Mishka Henner has produced some winning shots of the celebrations that followed.

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On the scene: In Jaipur



By sending his newsworthy pictures from the Jaipur blasts in a timely fashion, Vinay Joashi saw his photos move on the Reuters Pictures wire service. The pictures were received shortly after the explosions, when there were only two pictures out on the wire from the scene. Vinay was contacted directly by the Reuters India photo staff to negotiate payment and terms of use.

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