Our Take on Your Take

Our picks of your pics

Time for a meteor shower

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A meteor (R) streaks past stars in the night sky over Christchurch Castle in Dorset, Britain, August 12, 2010. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle.    Your View/Rob Cherry

In much the same way that Reuters photographer Kieran Doherty captured the Perseid meteor shower over Stonehenge, Your View contributor Rob Cherry stopped a meteor in the sky over the Christchurch Castle in Dorset.

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Kashmir with a view

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An elderly man washes his face near Hajratbal Mosque in Srinagar, Kashmir, August 2010. Your View/Anirban Dey

Despite Kashmir making news in recent weeks due to violent anti-India protests, photographer Anirban Dey presents the beauty of the region in the image above. The tranquility depicted in the image conflicts with the almost daily unrest reported.

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Feeling the disappointment of a nation

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A boy sits on the curb in Presidente Dutra disappointed after the Brazilian national soccer team lost against the Netherlands at the World Cup, in South Africa July 2, 2010.  Your View/Sergio Jr.

Brazil went into the World Cup carrying the expectations of a nation but failed to bring home the trophy after their defeat to the Netherlands. Your View contributor Sergio captures accurately the devastation of one of the team’s fans in this photo.

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Dirty side of the World Cup

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The Beamish Bombers from England concede a goal during their game against FC Lerssi from Finland in the Swamp Soccer World Championships at Strachur, Argyllshire, Scotland June 2010. Your View/Steven Scott Taylor

As the world’s attention is focused on the World Cup in South Africa, Your View contributor Steven Scott Taylor shows us the muddy side of soccer in Scotland.

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A child’s view

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A child sits in a tire on Perhentian Island, Malaysia, May 2010.  Your View/Meor M. Syafiq

This picture of a child sitting inside a tire instantly grabbed my attention as the child’s eyes engage directly with the viewer. The strength of the image is enhanced by underexposure and dull tones.

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Burning Bangkok

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An anti-government protester watches as tires burn in Bangkok on May 15, 2010.  Your View/Cengiz Yar Jr.

A woman inside the Chanel 3 building that anti-government protesters attacked and burned sprays water in Bangkok, Thailand, May 2010.   Your View/Shinobu Onodera

The turmoil in Thailand and the aftermath dominated the news this week, and it showed in the number of outstanding submissions we received from the crisis. Above are two of the best.

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Looking Thailand in the eyes

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An anti-government 'red shirt' protester injured during a confrontation with the Thai army at Pratunam, is taken into the police hospital in Bangkok May 14, 2010.    Your View/Seila Montes

The tense standoff in Bangkok continues to produce some memorable photos, including this one by Seila Montes of an injured anti-government “red-shirt” protester. The light captured in the man’s eye gives the photo a focal point and a point of connection with the audience.

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Blowin’ in the wind, bridal style

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A bride's dress flares during a photo shoot at Beijing's Temple of Heaven May 2010.  Your View/Douglas Bakshian

Timing and composition are key components in this Douglas Bakshian photograph of a bride in Beijing. By allowing the wedding dress to billow out of the frame, Douglas has captured a surprising image with visual interest.

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The blood of Jesus

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We received a selection of images related to Holy Week. This one by Flavio Isaac stood out for its close crop and vivid detail depicting the re-enactment of Christ’s crucifixion.

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Healthcare: Topic of the week

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The signing of the U.S. healthcare bill and the debate raging around its passing dominated headlines this week. This photo from Tia Warhall shows protesters outside Capitol Hill. Finding photos that match the news story of the day is an important skill for photographers and Tia does it perfectly with this frame.

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