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Our picks of your pics

A burning issue

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Dzenan Krijestorac captured the emotion on this woman’s face and the emotion of the situation as a Roma community in Sarajevo set their homes on fire after being forced to move.

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A quiet memorial

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In this photo Daniel Dreifuss has used simple composition to emphasis the moving content of the image, the names of fallen U.S. soldiers.

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Depth of photography

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Though vastly different in subject matter, the two photos above use depth of field to bring the details into focus while leaving the background slightly soft.

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Images of a democracy icon

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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.

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On the lookout for pirates

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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.

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Photographing the flu

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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.

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Lighting up

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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.

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Through the flag lies the protest

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Your View contributor Balint Fejer has waited for the moment that a flag is lowered into his frame in this scene from a protest in Hungary.

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The emotion of covering Italy’s quake

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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.

Your View of the economy

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Have you started a business, changed your career for the better or found pleasure in a different pace of life? Send a short video about your experience to Your View and we’ll publish the best ones here.

A man celebrates after finishing the application process to be a firefighter in Miami, Florida February 2, 2009.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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