Our Take on Your Take

Our picks of your pics

Quiet of the moment

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By using black and white for his image of Israelis observing a moment’s silence to mark Memorial Day, Dan Bar-Dov allows the viewer to focus on the content and gives you the sense of the stillness and silence.

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When pigs fly

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You Witness pic of the week

Sometimes it’s not the actual picture that’s amazing, it’s the story behind it. When a giant inflatable pig went missing from the Coachella Music Festival on Sunday night, the scout was on for pictures of it before its mysterious disappearance. Chris Maddox captured both the pig and revelers enjoying ex-Pink Floyd front man Roger Waters’ concert in his two images highlighted in this week’s selection.

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Drama on the ice

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This silhouette of figure skater Evgeni Plushenko has all the drama of a film set: from the height of his spin to the monochromatic tone.

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It’s all in the details

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Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway has used ambient light and a wide view to capture all the necessary details in this image of members of the U.S. Air Force preparing to drop humanitarian supplies in Afghanistan.

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Follow that torch

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Among the many high-quality Olympic torch relay photos we received, this one from Lee Robinson in London stands out due to its dramatic framing, vivid colors and unique angle.

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Up close and loud

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By getting close to the action, Ahmad Firdaus has managed to give us a sense of how loud this scene must be through the child’s reaction.

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Foxy photo

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Arctic fox

An animal photo done well – it’s hard to beat. This one from Annie Audet in Quebec brings you face to face with an arctic fox.

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Surrounded

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It’s all about the angle and emotion in this image by Sam Kang Li from a rally by Tibetan protesters in Nepal. Through the use of the angle you view the protesters from the police point of view. The raw emotion on their faces adds the human element to the photo.

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On location in Tibet

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Tibet protests

It’s not every day you see military personnel on the streets of Tibet and it’s certainly not every day that we receive picture of it. So, when a You Witness contributor (who prefers not to be named due to the sensitivity of the story) sent in three dramatic images of exactly that, they were quickly sent off to our chief photographer in China who contacted him directly to seek permission and arrange payment for using the images on the Reuters Pictures Wire service. In total, 12 images from this You Witness contributor have been sent to an international audience via the Reuters Pictures Wire.

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