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Our picks of your pics
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.
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.
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.
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.
View other You Witness images that have moved on the Reuters wire here.
View this week’s You Witness selection here.